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GOK #37: Chemmeen Thengakothu Curry

GOK #37:  Chemmeen Thengakothu Curry
Learn to make this very easy & delicious prawns curry with coconut bits which goes well with rice. Making it in earthen pot will enhance the flavor. Try this!

Cleaned, deveined Prawns- 500 gms
Kudampuli- 2-3
Finely chopped Shallots (Kunjulli)- 5-6
Finely chopped Garlic cloves- 5-6 
Finely chopped Ginger- 1′ pieces
Curry leaves- 3 sprigs
Coconut cut into thin bits- 1 cup
Coconut oil (optional) - 1 tablespoon

To be ground
Grated coconut- 3 tablespoons
Coriander powder- 2 teaspoons
Chilli powder- 2 teaspoons
Turmeric powder- 1/2 teaspoon

Grind the grated coconut with coriander powder, chilli powder and turmeric powder with a little bit of water to a fine paste. Keep aside.

Mix the prawns with a little bit of salt, coconut bits, 1/4 teaspoon turmeric, 1/4 teaspoon chilli powder, 1 sprig of curry leaves, shallots, garlic and ginger.

Place the earthern pot over the flame. Pour 1/4 cup of water and kudampuli and let boil.

Add the prawns into it along with remaining curry leaves. Let cook till the prawns are done.

Add the ground paste into it and mix well. If needed, add more water. When it starts to boil, switch off heat. If using coconut oil, drizzle it on top of the curry.

Serve hot with rice.

Courtesy:  Priya Sahadevan