Unakka Chemmeen – Cheera / Dried Prawns – Spinach Thoran


3 cups pacha cheera / spinach, chopped
1/2 cup dried prawns, cleaned
1/2 cup grated coconut
1 small onion, sliced
2 garlic cloves, crushed
2 green chillies, chopped
1 tsp chilli powder
1/4 tsp turmeric powder
salt to taste
1/2 tsp mustard seeds
1 tbsp oil


  1. In a pan, add cleaned dried prawns and dry roast it for few minutes and keep it aside.
  2. Heat oil in a pan and splutter mustard seeds.
  3. Add sliced onion, crushed garlic and green chillies and saute till onion turns transparent.
  4. Add dried prawns, chilli powder and turmeric powder and stir well for few minutes.
  5. Then add chopped cheera and salt, mix well and cook covered on low flame until it is almost dry, stirring occasionally.
  6. Now add grated coconut, mix well and cook for 2-3 minutes on low flame. Remove from flame and serve with rice…

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