Thursday, August 01, 2013

Chemmeen Kurukki Varattiyathu

For Marination
1kg prawns, cleaned, deveined
1 ¼ tablespoon red chili powder
3 tablespoon coriander powder
1 tablespoon lemon juice
Salt as required

For The Gravy
6 medium onions thinly sliced
2” ginger, crushed
5-6 cloves garlic,crushed
2 sprigs curry leaves
2-3 green chilies,chopped
4-5 shallots,thinly sliced
1 tablespoon pepper powder
1/4 teaspoon turmeric powder
2-3 tablespoon chicken masala powder
3 medium tomatoes,chopped
2-3 tablespoon coconut oil
¼ cup water
Salt to taste
Coriander chopped for garnishing

For Marination
Fry chillipowder and coriander powder in a non stick pan without adding oil on low flame.
Marinate the prawns with the above mixture along with lemon juice and salt.
Refrigerate for 1-2 hours.

For The Gravy  

  • Heat oil in a heavy bottomed pan and sauté onions until dark brown.
  • Add ginger, garlic, curry leaves, shallots,green chilies and fry for 3-4 minutes.
  • Add chicken masala, pepper powder,turmeric powder and sauté for a minute.
  • Reduce the flame and add chopped tomatoes.
  • Cover and cook for 3-4 minutes until the tomatoes are mashed.
  •  Add the marinated prawns along with required salt and water.
  • Cook for 35-40 minutes on very low flame until the gravy thickens. Stir
  • In between.
  • Garnish with chopped coriander on top.
  • Serve hot with plain rice. 


  1. Oh I am dying to have it right now, that varattiya masala and shrimp looks adipoli.

  2. There's so many flavors going on in this prawn dish but certainly its for the most delicious tastes.

  3. Wow! Flavorful prawn masala.. Wish to have some right now Priya :-)


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