Prawns/ Chemmeen Kootu Curry


300-500 gm prawns/ chemmeen, cleaned
2 medium potatoes, peeled and cubed
14-15 shallots, sliced
1 big onion, chopped
1 tbsp garlic, finely chopped/crushed
1 tbsp ginger, chopped
4 green chillies, slit
1 tbsp kashmiri chilli powder
1/2 tbsp coriander powder
1/2 tsp turmeric powder
1/2 tsp crushed pepper
1/2 tsp garam masala
2 big tomatoes, chopped
2 cup thin coconut milk
1/2 cup thick coconut milk
1 tsp mustard seeds
3 dried red chillies
1 sprig curry leaves
2 tbsp coconut oil
salt to taste


  1. Heat 1 tbsp oil in a pan and add chopped garlic, ginger and green chillies and saute for a minute.
  2. Add 10 sliced shallots to this and saute for 2 minutes. Add chopped onion and saute well till transparent.
  3. Add cubed potatoes and mix well for a minute.
  4. Add turmeric powder and cleaned prawns and mix well.
  5. Add crushed pepper, coriander powder, kashmiri chilli powder and salt and mix well.
  6. Add garam masala to this and mix well. Add in the chopped tomatoes.
  7. Then add thin coconut milk, mix well and transfer this to a pressure cooker and cook for 1 whistle.
  8. Once the pressure releases, open the cooker and add thick coconut milk and heat for 2 minutes. 
  9. Remove from the flame and transfer to a serving dish.
  10. Heat 1 tbsp oil in a pan and splutter mustard seeds. Add 4 sliced shallots, dried red chillies and curry leaves and fry till brown.
  11. Pour this seasoning over the curry and mix well. Serve hot…
Recipe Source: Magic Oven

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