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Unakka Chemmeen chammanthi (Dry chutney with dried shrimp)

Unakka chemeen/dried shimp is a superhit in several Kerala Kitchens.Having intense flavour and smell, grinded along with roasted coconut,it is dramatically a great accomapniment to your meals.This is a dry preparation and can be kept in air tight containers. 
  • 50 gm dried shrimp cleaned (head and tail part removed)
  • 3/4 cup grated coconut
  • 8-10 dry chilly 
  • I small raw mango sliced/gooseberry sized tamarind (according to the sourness)
  • salt as needed


  • Heat dry shrimp in a skillet till it changes colour
  • Spread it in a plate or paper and pick all unnecessary parts.
  • Roast the dry chillies in coal.
  • Now blend all the ingredients together (not salt since the dry fish will have some) in a small grinder until it goes coarse.
  • Taste and add salt if needed.
  • Serve with hot steaming Kanji/rice gruel or choru/rice..

*Pour few drops of coconut oil for a better taste.


2 comments on “Unakka Chemmeen chammanthi (Dry chutney with dried shrimp)

  1. kaarasaaram.com
    March 6, 2011

    lovely dish… I can almost taste the sourness … This is a must try…


  2. Suja Sugathan
    March 6, 2011

    Delicious chammanthi..love this so much,really miss these flavors and taste.


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