Fish Recipes

Chemmeen Curry/ Nadan Prawns Curry


Nadan Chemmeen Curry (Kerala style) is very easy & delicious dish made in earthen pots which enhance the flavor. Prawns cooked in coconut – coriander paste along with our nadan spices gives an authentic taste along with texture.




  •  Prawns – 500gms (cleaned)
  •  Ginger – garlic paste – 2tsp
  •  Shallots/ Small onion – 8nos (cleaned)
  •  Chili powder – 2tsp
  •  Turmeric powder – ½ tsp
  •  Grated coconut – ½ cup
  •  Coriander powder – 3tsp
  •  Kodampuli/ Tamarind – 3small pieces
  •  Curry leaves – 6nos
  •  Rai/ Kadaka/ Mustard seeds- 1tsp
  •  Ulava/ Methi seeds – ½ tsp
  •  Salt as per taste


  • Heat a kadai or earthen pot. Pour oil & add rai & methi seeds. Allow it to splutter.
  •  Add curry leaves. Then add ginger garlic paste & sauté for 3mins.
  •  Add chili powder, Turmeric powder & little salt. Nicely sauté for 1min
  •  Now add small onions & sauté well till golden in color.
  •  Add cleaned prawns, tamarind & sauté well. Pour 1 ½ glass of water & allow it to boil.
  •  When curry starts to boil, low the flame & cook closed with a lid till water is completely evaporated.
  •  In the meanwhile, Grind grated coconut, coriander powder together in to a smooth paste.
  •  Add grounded paste into the cooked prawns & pour 1/2 glass water & adequate salt.
  •  Allow it to boil & in low flame cook for 5mins. Switch off the flame.

Nadan Prawns/ Chemmeen curry is ready to serve with hot rice.

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