Prawn / Chemmeen Malli Curry


15- 20 prawns, cleaned
1 small onion, sliced
1 tomato, chopped
1 tsp ginger, chopped
1/2 tsp garlic, chopped
4-5 green chillies, chopped
2 sprig curry leaves
1 1/2 tsp coriander powder
1/4 tsp turmeric powder
1/2 tsp pepper powder
1/4 tsp garam masala
1 cardamom
small piece of cinnamon
3-4 cloves
5 pepper corns
a pinch of fennel seeds
1/2 cup thick coconut milk
chopped coriander leaves
salt to taste
2 tbsp oil


  1. Heat oil in a pan and add sliced onion and saute well till transparent.
  2. Add chopped ginger, garlic,green chillies and curry leaves and saute for 1-2 minutes.
  3. Add coriander powder and turmeric powder and mix well till the raw smell disappears.
  4. Add salt, pepper powder and cleaned prawns to this and mix well for 2 minutes.
  5. Add chopped tomato and saute well till soft. Then add little water and mix well.
  6. Add garam masala, cardamom, pepper corns, cinnamon, cloves and fennel seeds and mix well.
  7. Then add coconut milk and mix well. Add chopped coriander leaves and curry leaves and mix well.
  8. Switch off the flame and add a pinch of crushed pepper on top…Serve hot…



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