Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Chemmeen /Prawns Theeyal


Prawns Theeyal (updated pic)

Theeyal is a spicy and tangy coconut based dish and its wonderful aroma comes from roasted coconut....definitely sounds tedious,but believe me its worth the effort. This chemmeen/prawns is a great side dish for rice or pathiri.Theeyal is part of the feast in some parts of Kerala and there are different variations of theeyal. This is similar to the Vazhuthanenga/eggplant theeyal that I had posted earlier. This is non veg and seafood lovers will love this aromatic and slightly tangy dish.


Ingredients
Prawns- 1 lb
Pearl onions- 20-25
Coconut-1 cup 
Thinly sliced coconut pieces-  a few
Ginger- 3 inch thick
Green chilly- 2
Chilly powder-  1 1/2 tsp
Coriander powder- 3 tsp
Turmeric powder- 1/2 tsp
 Fenugreek powder- 1/2 tsp
Tamarind- one lemon size
mustard seeds- 1/2
curry leaves
Salt to taste
oil


Heat one tsp of oil in a pan and add coconut to this and roast in medium heat till it is browned up. Add chilly powder , coriander powder and fenugreek powder and slightly roast it along with the coconut. Using a mixer blend this into a fine paste.
In another pan add mustard seeds and when they crackle add thinly sliced coconut pieces and fry till golden brown. Now add sliced pearl onion, ginger, curry leaves and green chilly and fry till the onion becomes golden brown. Add turmeric and stir for one more minute. Now add the prawns and salt and saute till the prawns changes color. Add half a cup of tamarind extract and allow this to boil. Finally add the paste and simmer for three minutes. Serve with rice.

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

38 comments:

  1. Yummy prawn curry..feel like having it right now for breakfast..:-)..yum!

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  2. Perfect Color and Wonderful picssss....Asusual...Droolinggggggggggg

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  3. So authentic and spicy and yummy... looks so fab.. I cant wait to grab a plate of rice and finish off the whole plate.
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  4. This looks so tempting! send me some!!

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  5. My utmost fav anu :) looks too good chechi :)

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  6. Very nice recipe Suja...looks spicy and yum.

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  7. O my, Suja, Killing me yaar...SOooooooooooo good , this is my fav seafood ever..perfect to the core..Sure, bookmarked

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  8. Entamme, ethu ente fav dish annu..Looks so tempting! Great clicks!

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  9. wow that looks amazing.....rich and yummy

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  10. Chemmen theeyal adipoli. theeyal ente favorite annu.

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  11. That looks so spicy n flavorful..loved all the beautiful ingredients going in there!!


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  13. ayyo ithu kandittu kothi akunnu superb

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  14. I can t take my eyes from the click...absolutely mouthwatery recipe..
    Tasty appetite

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  15. different theeyal.looking too good.tangy looking curry

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  16. wow...drooling here...wat a lovely tempting dish...Pls share some to serve for today's lunch...g8...

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  17. wow..that looks so delicious...its one of my fav...love to have it with some rice....

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  18. Slurp,fingerlicking dish, soooooo tempting theeyal..

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  19. wow...thats tempting n appetizing..

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  20. I'm drolling here. The gravy looks very hot and tangy..

    Deepa
    Hamaree Rasoi

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  21. Love the colour of the gravy its come out so yum!

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  22. Oh love it. I am a great fan of theeyal and shrimp. Them combined will be heavenly. Thank you for sharing

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  23. Wow!!! looks very spice and delicious...

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  24. Lip smaking dish. Looks spicy and delicious.

    Hamsamalini Chandrasekaran,
    http://indianyummykitchen.blogspot.com

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  25. Absolutely yummilious, mouthwatering recipe

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  26. Awesome! This looks so good, can't tell you enough.

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  27. Delicious looking prawn curry..perfect with rice!

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  28. കണ്ടിട്ട് കൊതിയാകുന്നു
    :)

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  29. adipoli...kandittu kothiyavunnu

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  30. Thanks all for the wonderful comments:)

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  31. i'll definitely try this recipe once we reach goa. thomas very fond of theeyal and with prawns...i don have to say anything more!!

    thank you for sharing!

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