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Chemmeen Thoran !! (Prawns in crushed coconut)


300 gms prawns,shelled & de veined
1/2 tsp mustard seeds
1 dry chilly
2 sprig curry leaves
2 tsp chopped ginger
1 cup sliced shallots
1 green chilly slitted
3 tsp coconut oil
1/4 cup water

To crush

1/2 cup grated coconut
1/4 tsp turmeric powder
1 tsp chilly powder
1 green chilly
4 shallots


Crush the grated coconut with the other ingredients and keep.Heat oil in a medium skillet and splutter mustard seeds,dry chilly and curry leaves.Add chopped ginger to this and fry till the raw smell disappears.To this,add the sliced shallots and sauté.Add the green chilly and roast the onion mixture till it turn brown .Add prawns and sauté for two minutes.Now add the crushed coconut mixture and roast well till the raw smell vanishes.Wash the grinder with 1/4 cup water and add this to the prawns.Add salt and cook closed till the water evaporates and prawns get cooked well.It may take 5-7 minutes.Now open the lid and make it dry.


17 comments on “Chemmeen Thoran !! (Prawns in crushed coconut)

  1. Reva
    May 14, 2011

    I love prawn and coconut combo… this preparation of yours is just what I need now to feel hungry… very very tasty…:)


  2. Jay
    May 14, 2011

    new recipe to me…looks delicious..
    Tasty Appetite


  3. Swathi
    May 14, 2011

    chemmen thoran adipoli.


  4. Muraligeetham
    May 15, 2011

    prawns thoran looks so spicy and tasty!! nice combo with rice and curry ..


  5. Suja
    May 15, 2011

    Love chemeen thoran so much..the combo of prawns and coconut is so yummy,there is one in my draft too..this looks so inviting


  6. Authenticoriyafood
    May 15, 2011

    Yummy prawn recipe!!! Love to try out prawn with any other ingredient!!!


  7. Priya
    May 15, 2011

    Slurp,fingerlicking thoran,just drooling rite now here..


  8. Subhashini
    May 15, 2011

    came across your blog for first time. very very nice recipes. Would love to follow you.


  9. Thommy
    May 16, 2011

    Yum Yum…We miss it all


  10. anilkurup
    May 16, 2011

    Hello, I did not know that your blog has tempting gourmet recipes. Thanks and I'm going to try them.


  11. Sneha Benny
    May 16, 2011

    First time visitor here. I love prawns in any form. Loved your version.


  12. JishasKitchen
    May 16, 2011

    superb thoran dear…looks very delicious and I love to have it with rice…


  13. Kitchen Flavours
    May 17, 2011

    Feel like grabbing one right from the screen…looks tempting and delectable….

    Sent u facebook request….accept it…


  14. cook from doha
    May 17, 2011

    this is an irresistable dish…….yummy……….


  15. Suparna
    May 17, 2011

    Looks delectable to the core…


  16. julie
    May 17, 2011

    wow..very tempting thoran!first time to your space,good recipes too! glad to follow you 🙂
    visit mine too n follow


  17. Sarah
    May 18, 2011

    this is awesome! bookmarked!


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