An amazing combination from my grandmas kitchen, this plantain-prawns curry is a keeper to make any meal enjoyable an delicious..My mom usually make this to feed a crowd of unexpected guests :) , with easy ingredients ..
Recipe for vazhakka chemmeen curry (konju)
Prawns/Chemmeen - 1 cup
Raw Plantain - 1
Grated coconut - 1/4 cup
Chili Powder - 1 1/2 tsp
Turmeric powder - 1/4 tsp
Coriander powder - 3/4 tsp
Onion/shallots chopped - 1 small
Ginger chopped - 1 tsp
garlic chopped - 2 tsp
Kokum/Fish Tamarind/Kudampuli - 2
Tamarind Pulp - 1 tsp
Salt to taste
Wash and devein the prawns if you are using fresh prawns. Peel and cut the Plantain into cubes. Soak the kokum/Fish Tamarind/Kudampuli in 1 cup water , Or dilute the tamarind pulp in a cup of water
Grind grated coconut, chili powder , and turmeric powder to a very fine paste.
Heat oil in a pan and add mustard seeds.When they pop up add curry leaves, Chopped onion, ginger and garlic. Saute till the raw smell disappears.
Add Coriander powder and toss it well for 30 seconds. Add Coconut paste Tamarind with water , and the plantain pieces. Cook n a medium flame for 3-4 minutes. Now Add Prawns and cook it covered on a medium flame for 7-8 minutes, or until they are done.