Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Chemmeen Theeyal




Today I am sharing the recipe of Cheemeen theeyal / Konju Theeyal / Prawn in fried coconut gravy. 

Ingredients

Cleaned Chemmeen / Prawns ~ 500 gram ( Small sized )
Drumsticks  / Murigikka ~ 5-6 nos ( 2" pieces - split length-wise)
Shallots / Kochulli ~ 10 nos
Chopped ginger and garlic ~ 2 tbsp 
Green chillies ~ 5 nos
Grated coconut ~ 1 cup
Red chilli powder ~ 2 tsp
Coriander powder ~ 1 tsp
Fennel seeds / Perinjeerakam ~ 1/4 tsp
Turmeric powder ~ 1/2 tsp
Tamarind paste ~ 1/2 tsp
Tomato ~ 1 no ( Large sized )
Curry leaves
Oil
Salt to taste

Method

  • First heat 1 tbsp of oil in a pan and add grated coconut and in a low flame keep on roasting it till they become dark brown in color. This might take about 15-20 minutes but do make sure to stir continuously otherwise it may be get burnt. 
  • When the grated coconut becomes dark brown in color, add red chilly powder, coriander powder and fennel seeds and fry for about 1 minute or till the raw smell of the powders go. Then remove it from the flame and allow it to cool and then grind it to a fine paste by adding 1/4 cup of water.
  • Meanwhile heat 2 tbsp oil in an another pan and add curry leaves, sliced shallots, chopped green chillies and chopped ginger and garlic and saute till onions become translucent. Then add drumsticks, prawns, turmeric powder, chopped tomato,  salt and 1/2 cup water and cook covered for about 10-15 minutes. Then add ground coconut paste along with tamarind paste and mix it nicely. Cook uncovered in a medium-low flame for another 10 minutes and then remove from the flame.
Enjoy with rice. 


    Cheers!!

    24 comments:

    Reshmi Mahesh said...

    Looks very spicy and delicious....wud love to have with boiled tapioca....

    Priya said...

    Slurp,fingerlicking chemeen theeyal, simply irresistible..

    julie said...

    Yummy chemmeen theeyal!!well prepared as well..I had thoughts to post this,good one!

    divya said...

    hmmm yummy and delicious..awesome clicks too...

    Swathi said...

    Adipoli theeyal konjum, muringakayum entha combo.

    Chitra said...

    looks exactly like how mom used to make..

    Smitha said...

    nice tempting shrimp dish!...yummy with rice!

    Suja said...

    Wow theeyal is tempting me a lot..adipoli..kothiyavunnu

    SravsCulinaryConcepts said...

    so colorful and very tempting curry !!

    Hamaree Rasoi said...

    Wonderful looking shrimp preparation dear. Great recipe.

    Deepa
    Hamaree Rasoi

    aipi said...

    That sounds and looks superb dear ~ very nice pics!
    US Masala

    Sarah said...

    I've had only theeyals made of vegetables. This is awesome! Something that I have to try :)

    Nitha said...

    theeyal is really tempting and delicious..

    Mélange said...

    I can smell the drumstick & prawn flavour here ! I think we all have lots of interest in Prawns in any form..Lovely !

    Saras said...

    Tempting dish..clicks are superb..

    Sunanda said...

    Prawn curry looks very tempting..recipe seems so simple and neat..
    Sunanda's Kitchen

    Sarah said...

    You know Jisha, this will be perfect for the Kerala Kitchen event that is going on in my blog :) hope u will send it across :)

    Nandini said...

    This is very suitable and tasty with rice! Slurp!

    Jay said...

    this is awesome buddy..you ve managed to cook a successful classic ..
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    Suman Singh said...

    Delicious and yummy curry..drooling over here..wish I can take that bowl from the screen..YUM!

    Harika's Kitchen said...

    Mouth watering curry. I loved it. And thank u for u r appreciation dear. Felt happy by seeing u r comment.

    Saranya said...

    The chemmeen theeyal inviting me....want to try this soon..
    Saranya
    http://www.foodandtaste.blogspot.com/

    Muraligeetham said...

    chemmen and muringa..awesome combination..curry looks terrific!!

    Mehjabeen Arif said...

    lovely combo.. tangy curry..

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