Kerala Style Chemmeen Moilee Recipe - Prawn Curry
Kerala Style Chemmeen Moilee Recipe is a one pot delightful recipe made from shrimps cooked in coconut milk. Serve it with steamed rice for a weekend lunch or dinner.
Kerala Style Chemmeen Moilee Recipe -Prawn Curry is a comfort curry made from shrimps cooked in rich coconut milk. The curry is so simple to make as it is made in a one pot. Moilee is a very common dish in Kerala and is usually made from a variety of fish but we can use different kind of seafood as well to create this wonderful delicacy. This curry does not use any tamarind but has strong flavors from the whole spices like the cardamom pods, cinnamon sticks and whole peppercorns.
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- 500 grams Shrimps , cleaned and deveined
- 1/2 cup Pearl onions (Sambar Onions)
- 1 Tomato , chopped
- 1 Green Chilli , slit
- 1 inch Ginger
- 4 cloves Garlic
- 1 inch Cinnamon Stick (Dalchini)
- 1 Cardamom (Elaichi) Pods/Seeds
- 1 teaspoon Whole Black Peppercorns
- 1 sprig Curry leaves
- 1 cup Coconut milk
- 1 teaspoon Turmeric powder (Haldi)
- 1 Lemon juice
- 1 teaspoon Sugar
- Salt , to taste
- Coconut Oil , for cooking
How to make Kerala Style Chemmeen Moilee Recipe - Prawn Curry
To begin making the Kerala Style Chemmeen Moilee Recipe - Prawn Curry, marinate the shrimps with turmeric powder and lemon juice and keep it aside for at least 15 minutes.
Heat a kadai with oil, add cinnamon, cardamom pods, pepper corns and allow it to sizzle. Add whole shallots and saute until they turn slightly brown.
Once done add chopped ginger, garlic and saute until they soften. Now add the tomatoes and salt to taste. Do not mash them completely. Cook till the tomatoes just turn soft.
Once done add coconut milk along with turmeric powder and salt and bring it to a boil. Stir in the sugar and slowly drop in the shrimps and cook in a medium heat for about 20 minutes till the shrimp are cooked.
Once done turn off the heat and transfer the Kerala Style Chemmeen Moilee to a serving bowl and serve hot.