Saturday, December 8, 2012

Unakka Chemmen Chammanthi / Dry Prawns Chutney/ Dry Shrimps Chutney Kerala Style

Unakka Chemmen Chammanthi / Dry Shrimps Chutni

Serves : 4

Cooking time (approx.): 20  minutes


Unakkachemmen/ Dry Prawn / Dry Shrimp–  1/2 Cup

Grated coconut – 2 cups

Red chillies/ Vattal Mulaku  - 8 ( 1 ½ tablespoon Chilly powder also)

Shallots/ Chuvunnulli  – 8-10

Curry leaves –  Few

Ginger -  2 tsp

Tamarind  / Valan Puli– a lemon size or even lesser

Coconut oil – 2 tablespoon


  • Wash the shrimps in water.

  • Dry roast the shrimps in a hot pan without oil, all the water content is gone and they become a slightly pale color.

  •  Roast the  chilies for one minute ,then add the coconut, shallots , ginger, curry leaf, until it turns little brown.

  •  Grind the roasted shrimps and roasted mixture  with tamarind water* for few minutes.

  • Garnish with roasted curry leafs.

Note : * Sock the tamarind  in water  to make the tamarind water. Filter it using a sieve.  

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