Chemmeen Kadachakka Masala/ Prawns Breadfruit Masala
Kadachakka/ sheemachakka/breadfruit is widely cooked in Kerala and there are several recipes with breadfruit as the star ingredient. Earlier I posted a sweet coconut stew made with breadfruit. This is a spicy delectable combo with prawns. You can serve this with rice, chapathi or pathiri.
Bread fruit cubed- 1 medium size
Prawns- medium sized-1 cup
Onion - 2 medium
Ginger- 1 inch thick
Chilly powder- 1 tsp
Turmeric powder- 1/3 tsp
Coriander powder- 1/2 tsp
Thick coconut milk- 1/2 cup
Curry leaves- a few
Garam Masala or meat masala- 1/2 tsp
Oil as needed and salt to taste
To roast and grind
Coconut grated- 1/3 cup
Pearl onion-2 slices
Fenugreek seeds- a few
Fennel seeds- 1/4 tsp
Curry leaves- 1 spring
Heat a pan and dry roast coconut, pearl onion sliced, fenugreek seeds, fennel seeds and curry leaves. Roast till it changes color to brown.Make this into a fine powder and set aside.
Heat oil in a pan and add sliced onion, green chilly, curry leaves and ginger. Saute till it turns golden brown.
At this stage add tomatoes and turmeric and saute till it turn soft . Add cubed breadfruit and one cup of water. Cover and cook for three to four minutes.
When the breadfruit is half done add the cleaned and deveined prawns. Mix all the spice powders and salt. Allow the curry to simmer for 3-4 minutes or till the gravy to thicken.
Finally add roasted coconut powder,coconut milk and mix well. After a minute switch off the flame.Serve as a side dish for rice or with pathiri.
Hope you will all enjoy!