Chemmeen / Prawn Curry

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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 Min

Cook Time : 30 Min

Total Time : 45 Min


Serves : 4
  • 1/2 kgs prawns

  • 2 nos green chilly

  • 1 piece ginger

  • 10 nos shallot

  • 3 nos garlic

  • 1 sprig curry leaves

  • 2 tbsp coconut oil

  • 1 nos tomato

  • 1 tsp pepper powder

  • 1/4 tsp turmeric powder

  • 1 1/2 tbsp kashmiri chilli powder

  • 1 tbsp coriander powder

  • 1 tbsp garam masala

  • 2-3 tsp salt to taste


  • Marinate the prawns in these ingredients for 20 minutes chilli powder, turmeric powder, coriander powder, pepper powder and salt.
  • Make a paste from these ingredients shallots, green chilly, ginger and garlic.
  • Once the clay pot / manchatti becomes hot, add oil, add the paste, saute till the raw smell goes off.
  • Once the gravy starts to boil add chopped tomato.
  • Next, add the marinated prawns.
  • Cook the prawns on low flame for few minutes, till the prawn tenders.
  • Once well-cooked turn off the flame, sprinkle freshly crushed pepper and season with a tablespoon of coconut oil.