Prawns Pickle (Chemmeen Achar)

Ingredients for Prawns Pickle (Chemmeen Achar):

1. Gingely oil – 200 gm

2. Prawns cleaned – 1 kg

3. Ginger – 1 big piece, crushed

    Garlic – 1 full, crushed

    Green chillies – 10, chopped

    Curry leaves – 3 stems

4. Chilli powder – 100 gm

    Turmeric powder – 1 small spoon

     Salt – For taste

5. Vinegar – 6 big spoons

How to prepare Prawns Pickle (Chemmeen Achar)?

1. Heat oil and sauté prawns along with ingredients no: 3.

2. Add ingredients no: 4 and mix well.

3. Add vinegar and allow the contents to boil.

4. When contents thicken, put off the flame.

5. Allow the pickle to cool off completely and store in air-tight containers.

Courtesy: Vanitha Magazine September 17-30, 2022

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