Unakka Chemeen/ Dry Prawns Roast

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Unakka Chemeen/ Dry Prawns Roast

Cooking Time

Preparation Time :5 Min

Cook Time : 20 Min

Total Time : 25 Min


Serves : 4
  • Dry roasted prawns: 2 cups

  • Onions: 1 large sliced

  • Tomato: 1 large chopped

  • Green chillies: 2 slit

  • Ginger: 1 small piece crushed

  • Garlic: 5 to 6 cloved crushed

  • Mustard Seed: 1/2 tsp

  • Turmeric powder: 1/2 tsp

  • Kashmiri chilli powder: 2 tsp

  • Black pepper powder: 1 tsp

  • Coriander powder: 1 tsp

  • Salt: 1 tsp

  • Curry leaves: 1 sprig

  • Coconut oil: 3 tbsp


  • Heat oil in a pan,add mustard seeds,let it splutter.
  • Add crushed ginger, garlic, green chillies and curry leaves. Toss for a minute.
  • Add onions with little salt and saute till it turns soft and translucent.
  • Add chopped tomatoes when onions starts to brown. Cover and cook on low flame for 2 mins till tomatoes turn mushy .
  • Keep the flame low and add all the dry spice powders and mix well. Sprinkle little water and mix so that the masalas get combined well
  • Now add the dry roasted prawns to this and mix well with the masalas.
  • Saute for 2 mins.add 1 tsp coconut oil on top and sprinkle few curry leaves and close it with a lid and switch off the flame.