Alleppey Chemeen Curry Recipe

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Alleppey Chemeen Curry
  • Chef: NDTV Food
  • Recipe Servings: 4
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  • Difficulty Level: Medium

Grilled prawns and shrimp simmered in coconut gravy, served with red rice and cherry tomatoes.

Ingredients of Alleppey Chemeen Curry

  • 400 g prawns (30-40 pcs)
  • 100 g shrimp
  • Salt to taste
  • Juice of 2 lemons
  • 1 Tbsp ginger-garlic paste
  • 200 g Kerala red rice
  • 100 ml coconut oil
  • 1 Tbsp curry leaves
  • 2 onions, sliced
  • 1 Tbsp ginger, julienne
  • 1 Tbsp green chilli, julienne
  • 2 tsp turmeric powder
  • 1 tsp coriander powder
  • 1 tsp chilli powder
  • 1 tsp degi mirch powder
  • 500 ml coconut milk
  • 1/2 cup tamarind pulp
  • 2 tomatoes, quarters
  • 10 satay sticks
  • 10 cherry tomatoes (for garnish)
  • 2 banana leaves (for presentation)

How to Make Alleppey Chemeen Curry

  • 1.In a bowl, clean the prawn and shrimp in running water and keep aside.
  • 2.Marinate the prawn with salt, lemon juice and ginger-garlic paste. Squeeze it after 10 minutes and marinate with the coconut gravy, once it's ready.
  • 3.Wash and soak the red rice. Boil it once the gravy is ready and serve hot.
  • 4.In a pan, heat some coconut oil on a medium heat. Add curry leaves, onion, ginger, green chilli and saute.
  • 5.Saute for five minutes. Add turmeric, coriander powder and both the chilly powders. Cook it for some time and then add the coconut milk.
  • 6.Cook the gravy for some time and then add the shrimps.
  • 7.Cook it for some more time and finish it with tamarind pulp and tomatoes.
  • 8.Skewer the marinated prawn onto the satay stick. Sear the prawn on the grill and cook in the gravy.
  • 9.Serve with hot boiled red rice, with a garnish of cherry tomatoes.

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