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Chemmeen / Prawn Curry



Chemmeen Curry (Konju/Prawn/Shrimp Curry)* Chemmeen/Konju/Prawn Curry is a very tasty, coastal delicacy in Kerala. Chemmeen/Konju/Prawn is known as the gem in coastal delicacy. Its a daily dish for the people living in the coastal area. Many different varieties of dishes are made from Chemmeen/Prawn. This is a Keralite traditional nadan recipe. Here is the recipe to make Chemmeen/Konju/Prawns Curry. Easy, tasty and simple steps to make this curry. Please try it and let know your feedback. Comments and suggestions are welcome. 

Cooking Time

Preparation Time : 15

Cook Time : 30

Total Time : 45


Serves 4

  • prawns 1/2 kgs

  • Green Chilly 2 nos

  • ginger 1 piece

  • Shallot 10 nos

  • garlic 3 nos

  • Curry leaves 1 sprig

  • Coconut oil 2 tbsp

  • tomato 1 nos

  • Pepper powder 1 tsp

  • turmeric powder 1/4 tsp

  • Kashmiri chilli powder 1 1/2 tbsp

  • coriander powder 1 tbsp

  • Garam masala 1 tbsp

  • Salt to taste 2-3 tsp


  • 01

    Marinate the prawns in these ingredients for 20 minutes chilli powder, turmeric powder, coriander powder, pepper powder and salt.

  • 02

    Make a paste from these ingredients shallots, green chilly, ginger and garlic.

  • 03

    Once the clay pot / manchatti becomes hot, add oil, add the paste, saute till the raw smell goes off.

  • 04

    Once the gravy starts to boil add chopped tomato.

  • 05

    Next, add the marinated prawns.

  • 06

    Cook the prawns on low flame for few minutes, till the prawn tenders.

  • 07

    Once well-cooked turn off the flame, sprinkle freshly crushed pepper and season with a tablespoon of coconut oil.



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