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GOK #11: Chemmeen Theeyal (Prawns Theeyal)

GOK #11: Chemmeen Theeyal (Prawns Theeyal)
This is a prawns preparation with roasted coconut gravy.  Here is an authentic way to make prawns theeyal.

Cleaned prawns - 1 cup
Sliced shallots(Pearl Onion) - 15 nos
Slit Green Chilly- 6 nos
Sliced Coconut - ¼ cup
Grated Coconut- 1 cup
Red Chilly Powder - 2 tsp
Coriander Powder- 2 tsp
Turmeric Powder- ½ tsp
Fenugreek Powder- a pinch
kudampuli - 2-3 pieces
Curry Leaves - a few
Salt to taste
Coconut Oil - 2 tsp

Heat 1 tsp of oil in a pan add Grated coconut and saute till brown.
Add chilly powder and coriander powder and stir for a few minutes.
Remove from fire and allow to cool.
Grind it to a fine paste.
Soak kudampuli in water..
Heat oil in a pan.
Add sliced onions, Green Chilly and saute,
Add Shrimp, sliced Coconut, Turmeric Powder, kudampuli, salt and water,let it cook.
Add coconut paste and let it to boil till the gravy thickens and oil seperates.
Remove from the fire and add curry leaves.
Sprinkle fenugreek powder and mix well.

Recommended Combination: Serve hot with Rice, Chappathi, Bread
Courtesy:  Rema Devi