Chemmeen Varutharacha Curry Recipe

Chemmeen Varutharacha Curry Recipe
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Chemmeen Varutharacha Curry is a yummy recipe. Learn how to make/prepare South Indian Chemmeen Varutharacha Curry by following this simple & easy recipe.
Chemmeen Varutharacha Curry Recipe
Preparation Time 15 Minutes
Cooking Time 40 Minutes
Difficulty Average
Recipe Type Non Veg.
Serves 5
Calories Per Serving 76
  • 1 inch Ginger (finely chopped)
  • 3 cloves Garlic (finely chopped)
  • 1 cup (236 ml) Coconut (grated)
  • ½ tsp Turmeric Powder
  • 1 1/2 tsp Chili Powder
  • 1 1/2 tsp Coriander Powder
  • 1 sprig Curry Leaves (chopped)
  • 1 cup (236 ml) Water
  • 15 Chemmeen (Prawns) (cleaned and washed)
  • 2 1/2 tbsp Cooking Oil
  • 19 Shallots (chopped into fine pieces)
  • 1 Onion (medium, chopped into fine pieces)
  • 1 Tomato (medium, sliced into 4 parts)
  • 3 Green Chilies (split in half)
  • Salt (to taste)
How to make Chemmeen Varutharacha Curry:
  • Take a pan and heat 2 tsp oil in it.
  • Put the grated coconut and roast it for around 6-7 minutes.
  • Add 1/2 tsp coriander powder, 1/2 tsp chili powder and stir till coconut is completely roasted.
  • Grind roasted coconut into a paste.
  • Take another pan and heat 1 1/2 tbsp cooking oil.
  • Add shallots, onion, green chilies and cook till onions and shallots are tender.
  • Put turmeric powder, remaining coriander powder & red chili powder, ginger, garlic, and salt. Sauté well.
  • Add prawns and sliced tomatoes. Mix well.
  • Pour 1 cup of water and let it cook over medium flame for 15 minutes.
  • When prawns are cooked completely, add the coconut paste and cook for another 5 minutes.
  • Heat 1 tbsp of oil in a pan and splutter mustard seeds and add curry leaves to it.
  • Mix the contents into the chemmeen curry.
Serve with steamed rice or puttu.