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Chemmeen-Thakkali Olathu ! (Prawns & Tomato Fry)


1 cup medium sized prawns,shelled & de veined
2 medium sized tomatoes,chopped fine without seeds
handful of shallots,sliced
1 inch ginger piece, chopped
4 cloves of garlic,crushed
1/2 tsp turmeric powder
2 tsp kashmiri chilly powder
1/2 tsp garam masala
3 tsp oil
1tsp lime juice


Heat oil in a medium skillet and fry ginger and garlic for one minute.Add shallots and roast till light brown.Add tomato pieces and sauté till soft and light brown.Add turmeric ,chilly powders and roast till oil clears and raw smell disappears.Now drop in the prawns and salt. Sauté well in high heat for 2 minutes till the prawns release water.Now reduce the heat and cook closed for 3-4 minutes.Open and sauté again.If the prawns are cooked and water is still there,increase the heat and roast it till the masala gets coated over the prawns (don’t overcook since it will make prawns harder).Now sprinkle the garam masala powder and check the salt.Switch off the stove.Mix in the lime juice.Serve with rice/chapathi/roti.


9 comments on “Chemmeen-Thakkali Olathu ! (Prawns & Tomato Fry)

  1. Suja
    June 13, 2011

    Drool drool drool..absolutely delicious olathu


  2. Sunanda
    June 13, 2011

    Wooo! looks so tempting. I dont get this small sized prawn here. I love them very much..


  3. Sobha Shyam
    June 13, 2011

    this looks superb..delicious olathu


  4. savitha ramesh
    June 13, 2011

    lovely looking prawn curry.
    Veg / Fruit a month – Orange


  5. Krithi's Kitchen
    June 13, 2011

    Wanna taste some right out of the pic.. simply delicious..

    Event: Healing Foods – Banana


  6. Priya
    June 13, 2011

    Am inviting myself to ur place, prawn fry makes me drool..yumm!


  7. cook from doha
    June 14, 2011



  8. JishasKitchen
    June 14, 2011

    wow..super ayittundu…kurachu choorum koode undengil kushalaayi….:)


  9. kothiyavunu.com
    June 15, 2011

    Adipoli..anything with prawns..count in me 🙂


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This entry was posted on June 13, 2011 by in Fish, kerala food.


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