Dry Prawns Curry / Unakka Chemmen Curry

Thinking about packing stuffs (to shift) is making me tired and hungry…. I suspect if am having some Eating Disorders as I think about all non veg foods these days 😮 
Love this quote 🙂 
Today I enjoyed this Dry fish / prawns curry with rice , a sense of satisfaction after enjoying a luxurious meal with just one curry.
Ingredients 
Stage 1.
Dry Prawns – 1/2 cup to 3/4 cup (Head removed) 
Tomatoes – 2 medium chopped 
Ginger – 1 tsp finely chopped 
Turmeric Powder – 1/2 tsp 
Green chili’s – 2 no’s slit 
Water – 1 to 1 and 1/2 cup. 
Salt – to taste 
Optional – May add vegetables like lauki/Churakka/or else Colocasia or else even Raw Banana etc (1/2 cup chopped) 
I used Lauki / Churakka
Stage 2 ( To Grind) 
Coconut – 1/2 cup 
Turmeric Powder – 1/4 tsp
Red chili Powder – 1 tsp (adjust as per your preference) 
Cumin seeds /Jeerakam – 1 tsp 
Water – (1/2 cup from the boiled prawns – above) 
Stage 3 – Tempering 
Oil – 2 Tb sp (Preferably coconut oil) 
1 Shallots or small onions 4 to 5 no’s sliced 
Curry Leaves – 1 spring 
Fenugreek seeds / Uluva / Methi seeds – 1/2 tsp  

Method 

* Dry roast the prawns in low heat for 3 to 5 minutes in low heat. 
* Boil stage 1 ingredients (roasted prawns , tomatoes, green chili’s ,ginger , salt , turmeric powder and any vegetable if using) 
* Cook for about 15 minutes in medium to low heat , till water is reduced much and the vegetables are very well cooked.  (if excess water left- use the same to grind the coconut – stage 2 ingredients) 
*Grind coconut to a coarse paste with little water (use water from the cooked prawns if possible) , add this paste to the cooked prawns , stir to combine everything well , keep heat in low , cook for another 5 minutes in low heat and switch off the heat. 
*In an other pan , heat oil, saute fenugreek seeds , followed by sliced onion and curry leaves , fry till brown , pour this over the prawns curry.
Serve With Rice 
Cheers
TN

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