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Malabar Chemmeen Curry (prawns)

Malabar Chemmeen Curry (Prawns)
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Malabar Chemmeen Curry (prawns) Recipe, How To Make Malabar Chemmeen Curry (prawns) Recipe

This traditional Malabar prawn curry is a south Indian curry, prawns cooked in a coconut milk and spices.

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How to make Malabar Chemmeen Curry (Prawns)

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Malabar Chemmeen Curry (Prawns)
Author : Vahchef
Main Ingredient : Shrimp
Servings : 0 persons
Published date : November 19, 2016

Ingredients used in Malabar Chemmeen Curry (Prawns)
• Black pepper - 1/2 teaspoons.
• Salt - to taste.
• Coconut milk - 1 cup.
• Tomatoes - 2 numbers.
• Turmeric powder - 1/2 teaspoons.
• Chilli powder - 1 tablespoons.
• Serrano chillies (long slices) - 2 numbers.
• Garlic (paste) - 1 tablespoons.
• Ginger(julienne,long slices) - 1 tablespoons.
• Oil - 1/4 cup.
• Prawns - 1000 grams.
• Mustard seeds - 1/2 teaspoons.
• Shallots - 1/2 teaspoons.
• Curry leaves - to taste.
Mix the prawns,turmeric,garlic together and set aside for 30min. In a clay pot if available or saute pan heat the oil, saute the shallots, ginger, green chillies for about 10min until oil seperates. Add the chilli powder and saute for a few more minutes add diced tomatoes and then the prawns and 2nd and 3rd pressed milk (or half a can of coconut milk if fresh cannot be obtained)Cook the prawns for about 20-30min until the prawns turn a bright pink color and are not rubbery. Set aside. In a skillet fry some mustard seeds then add 1 tsp shallot and curry leaves. Pour onto curry and serve hot with rice or parotas.

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vahuser Posted on Thu Aug 20 2009

Your site has taken almost all the recipes from Thangam Philip's book - Modern Cookery for Teaching and The Trade. Nowhere do you state that you have taken the recipes from her book. Also in this recipe you have stolen the photo from

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vahuser Posted on Mon Dec 29 2008

This was an instant hit with my wife. She told me that it reminded her of her mom's chemeen curry. Now that is a BIG compliment. The only difference is that her mom uses tamarind paste instead of tomatos. Anyways, this is really easy to make and is a

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vahuser Posted on Mon Feb 04 2008

Dear Vah chef, I appreciate your efforts. But I do not know where u are getting the name for the curries. Malabar is a name for northern Kerala. This dish says it is Goan. Also the description says it has pork in it.. It is weard!!!!!!!!!!

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