Curry Veppila Chemmeen Kuruma (Prawns Kuruma with Curry Leaves)

Ingredients for Curry Veppila Chemmeen Kuruma (Prawns Kuruma with Curry Leaves):

1. Coconut scrapped – ¼ cup

    Shallots – 1 cup

    Garlic – 10 cloves

    Ginger – 1-inch piece

2. Curry leaves – 3 stems

    Red chillies – 4

3. Coconut oil – 2 big spoons

4. Curry leaves – 1 stem

5. Kashmiri chilli powder – 1 big spoon

    Chilli powder – 1 small spoon

    Turmeric powder – 1/2 small spoon

    Garam masala powder – 1 big spoon

6. Tomato – 1, ground to a smooth paste

7. Salt – As required

8. Prawns – 1 kg, cleaned

9. Coconut oil – 1 big spoon

10. Mustard – ½ small spoon

      Green chillies – 3, end split

      Shallots – 5, chopped

11. Coconut scrapped – 2 big spoons

12. Curry leaves – 1 stem

13. Curry leaves fried and smashed – To decorate

How to prepare Curry Veppila Chemmeen Kuruma (Prawns Kuruma with Curry Leaves)?

1. Heat pan and fry ingredients no: 1.

2. When coconut turns golden brown, add curry leaves, red chillies and fry again.

3. Put off the flame and allow it to cool.

4. Make a fine coconut paste of above ingredients.

5. Heat oil and fry curry leaves.

6. Add ingredients no: 5 and fry again.

7. Add tomato paste and continue sauting.

8. Add a little water and salt, close the lid and cook in low flame for 8 minutes.

9. Add coconut gravy and cook in medium flame for 2 minutes.

10. Add cleaned prawns, stir the contents well and cook for 3 minutes. Put off the flame.

11. Heat oil and fry ingredients no: 10.

12. Add 2 big spoons of coconut and fry till it turns tender brown.

13. Add curry leaves too and pour to your prawn curry.

14. Decorate with fried & smashed curry leaves and serve hot.

Courtesy: Vanitha Magazine, April 1-14, 2023

Note: In the recipe, it’s told prawns are to be cooked for 3 minutes. I am not sure if prawns will be cooked in this short time. So, I leave it up to you.

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