Chemmeen / Prawn Tawa Fry


15-18 prawns, cleaned
1/2 tsp pepper corns
1 tsp cumin seeds
1/2 tsp fennel seeds
1/2 tsp coriander seeds
1/4 tsp turmeric powder
2 tsp chilli powder
1/4 tsp tamarind
salt to taste
1 tsp rice flour
1 sprig curry leaves
2 tbsp coconut oil


  1. Heat a pan and dry roast pepper corns, cumin seeds, fennel seeds and coriander seeds.
  2. Remove it from the flame and then grind it  with tamarind adding 1 tbsp of water.
  3. In a bowl, add the ground paste, chilli powder, turmeric powder and salt and mix well.
  4. Add the cleaned prawns to this and marinate/ coat well with the masala and keep it aside for 15 minutes.
  5. Just before frying, add rice flour to the marinated prawns and mix well.
  6. Heat little oil in a pan/ tawa and shallow fry the marinated prawns with curry leaves till brown at low-medium flame.
  7. Remove from the tawa and serve hot…

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