Chemmeen Ambazhanga Curry / Prawns- Hog Plum Curry


250 gm prawns, cleaned
8-10 small hog plum / ambazhanga
1 tbsp ginger, chopped
3-4 green chillies, slit
1- 1 1/2 tsp chilli powder
1/2 tsp turmeric powder
1 cup grated coconut
salt to taste
1/2 tsp mustard seeds
3-4 dry red chillies
1 sprig curry leaves
1 tbsp oil


  1. Chop each hog plum into 4 pieces and keep it aside. Grind grated coconut into a smooth paste adding little water and keep it aside.
  2. In a pan / manchatty, add cleaned prawns, chopped hog plums, ginger, green chillies, chilli powder, turmeric powder and salt and cook adding enough water at medium flame.
  3. Add ground coconut paste into this, mix well and allow to boil well. Switch off the flame.
  4. Heat oil in another pan and splutter mustard seeds and fry dry red chillies and curry leaves.
  5. Pour this over the curry and mix well. Serve with rice / pathiri etc…

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