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Chemmeen Ularthiyathu (Stir fried Prawns with Coconut slices)

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The mere mention of the word “Chemmeen Ularthiyathu” would make any seafood crazy Keralite like me, drool. This has been one of my all time favourites since childhood. I vividly remember asking my Mom, from my boarding school before each vacation, for the Chemmeen Ularthiyathu to be prepared the day I reach home and as frequently as possible thereafter. Even after marriage, this ritual has not stopped, as my hubby is generally posted to places not having access to fresh prawns. I must confess that the real taste comes with fresh prawns only.

This dish can be consumed as a starter as well as a side dish. Moving on to the recipe.

 

 

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Chemmeen Ularthiyathu (Stir fried Prawns with Coconut slices)
The mere mention of the word "Chemmeen Ularthiyathu" would make any seafood crazy Keralite like me, drool. This has been one of my all time favourites since childhood.
Servings
Ingredients
For the stir fry
Servings
Ingredients
For the stir fry
Instructions
  1. Take water, gambooge, salt, sprig of curry leaves, turmeric powder and chilli powder in an earthen pot and keep on flame.
  2. Let the water boil so that the sourness of the gambooge blends in the water.
  3. Add the coconut bits and once the water reduces almost to half, add the prawns and mix well.
  4. No need to add extra water.
  5. Cover and cook till the water dries up.
  6. The prawns should be curled up and have a orange hue.
  7. Switch off the heat.
  8. Meanwhile heat another pan with oil.
  9. Add the curry leaves followed by Onion.
  10. Saute till the onions wilt.
  11. Add the chilli powder and turmeric powder and saute for a minute.
  12. Now add the cooked prawns and mix well.
  13. Lower the heat and let it cook, stirring in between till the prawns turn nearly reddish brown.
  14. Adding an extra tablespoon of oil will help it crisp up better.
  15. Switch off heat. Serve hot.
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  1. anonymous says:

    Mareena .
    I tried this one with the store kodampuli. I served the rice with the mango mappas. It was a very tasty lunch.

  2. Mareena Jerrish says:

    Thanks a lot for taking time to give a feedback., Wish I knew ur name..but its ok if u dont want to mention… Glad that you liked it 🙂

  3. Hemalatha Alexander says:

    Thank you Mareena for the awesome recipe. It was very easy to prepare, yet super duper delicious. I could not find the Gambooge and so substituted it with 1/2 tsp of regular tamarind paste.

  4. Mareena Jerrish says:

    Glad to hear that you liked it. 🙂

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