Thursday, December 16, 2010

Chemeen Masala Varattiyathu/ Pan roasted Prawns


Chemeen Varattiyathu is a popular sea food delicacy of Kerala. It is not fried prawns but gravy with is almost semi-dry. It is a great side dish for rice. It has the enticing flavors of garam masala and coconut oil and curry leaves. It is spicy, peppery and a bit tangy due to the use of   Kukum or kudampuli. You can instead add tomatoes or lemon juice. You can also add coconut pieces in the recipes and it gives a crunchy bites along with the prawns.


Ingredients
Prawns- 1 lb
Shallots chopped- 1 cup
Ginger and garlic paste- 2 tsp
Chilly powder - 1 1/2 tsp
Pepper powder-1/2 tsp
Coriander powder- 2 tsp
Turmeric powder- 1/3 tsp
Garam masala- 3/4 tsp
fenugreek powder- 1/3 tsp
Kukum- 2-3 pieces 
Fennel powder- 1/2 tsp (optional)
curry leaves
Coconut pieces( Optional)
Coconut oil


Clean and marinate prawns with salt, turmeric, pepper and fennel powder and keep it aside for fifteen minutes.
In a pan heat oil and saute shallots till lightly golden brown. Add in ginger garlic paste, curry leaves and saute for a minute. Add in all the dry ingredients including garam masala and saute and immediately add the marinated prawns. Saute for another minute and add soaked kukum along with its water.The prawns will also release its own water. Cover and cook till the prawns is done. Remove the lid and stir and allow the masala to get well coated on the prawns. Serve with rice.

Try this...
Hope you will all enjoy...

36 comments:

  1. This is an absolute gorgeous prawns roast,looks perfect.

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  2. Suja chemmeen masala looking good...nice clicks.
    Biny

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  3. Gosh this is tormenting,I am dying to dig into this prawn dish and all I can do is look at it longingly and be satisfied with the stupid healthy sandwich I am eating to fit into this new dress I will be wearing for new years :(

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  4. Omg, mouthwatering here..sooo tempting prawn masala..

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  5. Suja u r making me droool. AWSOME JOB

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  6. i envy ur talent in cooking so so falvorful n yummy non veg dishes...looks simply lipsmacking

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  7. oops... what a coincidence! i hav posted prawn fry in my blog today.. ur varattu looks super yummy..totally irresistible..

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  8. your pictures are always very inviting..it makes me drool every time...

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  9. oh my! so tempting.... love this!

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  10. soooooo inviting and ofcourse very tempting....PAKKA

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  11. adipoli..entha close up ..kandittu kothy varunne...

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  12. Looks good. I really like those 'dry curry' dishes...

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  13. I love how colorful all your dishes are!!


    US Masala

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  14. Hey,

    Love the chemmeen masala...Look sooooooooooooo yummm..:)

    Dr.Sameena@

    http://www.myeasytocookrecipes.blogspot.com/

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  15. Very mouthwatering and great dish. Love your preparation and your click...

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  16. Wow! tempting, yummy dish...nice clicks

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  17. Whoooo, very tempting...you are making me very hungry with that picture:)

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  18. hello I love your blog to share recipes Greetings from VIGO SPAIN. MARIMI

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  19. Wow..vayil vellam niranjittu oru rakhemilla...Love this :-)

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  20. Omg, this looks tremendous suja..makes me hungry.:)

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  21. Grab 'One Lovely Blog' award from my blog :)

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  22. delicious curry looks wonderful we make similar

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  23. suja,pls collect ur award from my blog

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  24. prawns look tempting in this delicious gravy!

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  25. OMG...thats sooo tempting...irresistible cliks...kothiyavunnu...can't wait to try this...

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  26. This is so tempting ya!!! Gosh...am totally drooling! :D

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  27. Kothipichhu kazhanjallo ............

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  28. Thanks all for stopping by and the sweet comments:)

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  29. Can we get Kukum or kudampuli here in Inndian stores

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  30. Anon,Thanks for stopping by..some shops especially malayali grocery store has kudampuli..I have used two brand Deep and Swad. Hope you will find it in your region.

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