Thursday, November 11, 2010

Chemmeen Vada/Prawns Cakes


Chemmeen Vada is a quick and easy appetizer. It is spicy and delicious. Both my mother and mother-in -law make these patties and I love both versions. It is made  by grinding cooked prawns into a coarse paste  and then shaped into the form  of vada or patties and then fried.

Ingredients
Prawns - 1 lb
Shallots- 5-8
Ginger- 2 inch thick
Green chilly- 5-6

Chilly powder- 1/2 tsp
Turmeric powder- 1/4 tsp
Garam Masala- 1/2 tsp
Bread slices-2 
Egg white-1
Oil- 3-4 tsp
salt to taste


Clean prawns and rub in turmeric powder and salt and cook  covered in a low flame and get it half cooked. Do not add water as the prawns will get cooked in its own water. ( you can also do the uncooked version. Follow the same method with raw prawns but make thinner patties instead)
Now in a mixer add all ingredients,  except oil and make a coarse paste. Soak bread in water for a minute,squeeze off the excess water and mix with the prawns along with egg white. Take small balls and flatten them between your palms. Heat oil in pan and lay the patties and fry one side and when done slip over and fry. Drain and place on a paper towel. Serve warm.

Try this..
Hope you will all enjoy..

32 comments:

  1. this looks like a designer chemmeen vada....yummy!!

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  2. Nice golden color and looks so yummy!

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  3. wow..that looks yummylicious...nice click...i'm drooling here....

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  4. Mouth watering !! I am surely giving this one a try

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  5. Njan ethu vare cheemen vada kazhichitilla, ethu enthayalum undaki nokununde..Looks tempting...

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  6. MOuthwatering patties, very inviting..

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  7. Tempting and Delicious...

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  8. mouthwatering patties. looks so inviting:)

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  9. Patties in prawns that sounds innovative n interesting...looks super tasty

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  10. my mom makes a similar version and I love these...

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  11. Entamme..njettichu kalanjallo.kothi varunnee...super duper...

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  12. Tooo Gud...will try it :)

    Cheers,
    Reshmi
    www.rookieqookie.com

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  13. What a good looking prawn patties..love the bright pic!

    US Masala

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  14. Thanks all for the sweet comments:)

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  15. i have one waiting in my draft folder..
    this looks abslty yummy..

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  16. I am sure they would make a great and highly appreciated appetizer at any party. Good job :)

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  17. Adipoli chemeeen vada..Presentationum superb!!

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  18. You have actually created these beauties so well !!! They look like a piece of art !!!Really,and I can toatlly bet on the taste. I have also been looking at the slide show of the posts you have posted in the past, They look exotic .I have to keep visiting you now,thanks for stopping by at my blog,I can now get some amazing recipes at your blog:)

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  19. Thanks all for stopping by and the encouraging comments:)

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  20. Wonderful!!! looks too good and yummy.

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  21. Suja,
    This looks so delicious and your paneer rice too..hugs and smiles

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  22. yummy dear, nice dear

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  23. superb dish suja, i will surely try it

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  24. Gotta try this soon! I think this is perfect for Halloween Do you have any more fish recipes that i can cook?

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