Thursday, July 30, 2015

Prawns/Chemmeen Pollichathu

Prawns/Chemmeen Pollichathu


Prawns – 250 gms

Onion – 1 big, finely chopped

Green chilli- 2 small, finely chopped

Ginger – 1 inch, finely chopped

Garlic – 1 tbsp, finely chopped

Tomato – 1, finely chopped

Turmeric powder – 1 tsp

Kashmiri red chilly powder- 1 ½ tbsp

Crushed pepper – ½ tsp

Garam masala – ½ tsp

Curry leaves




  1. Wash and clean the prawns. Into this add little bit masala- Turmeric powder, Kashmiri chilli powder, pepper powder and salt. Keep it aside for 10-15 mins. 
  2. Heat oil in a pan and shallow fry prawns till both the sides fry well. 
  3. Take out prawns from the oil and in the same oil, add chopped onions, sauté well. 
  4. Add chopped ginger, garlic, curry leaves and green chilli and sauté till onion becomes brown in color. 
  5. Add masala and saute till raw smells goes. Adjust the masala according to your taste level. Then add the chopped tomatoes, salt and mix well. 
  6. Add the fried prawns into the masala and stir well.  Close the pan with a lid and allow it cook for 2mins. 
  7. Switch off the flame and keep the pan aside. 
  8. Prepare the banana leaf for wrap by heating both sides on low flame. This is to avoid the leaf from tearing. 
  9. Apply oil in banana leaf and spread the prawns masala in the center. Wrap it carefully and make a packet. Tie it with banana leaf thread. 
  10. Heat a flat pan in low flame and apply oil. Keep the wrapped banana leaf packet in the pan and close it with a lid and fry both sides it becomes light brown in color. 
  11. Remove the packet from the pan and open it before serving. Serve hot with rice or Indian bread :)
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