Ethakka - Chemmeen Curry


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) 

Ingredients:-
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 
OR
Tamarind Pulp - 1 tsp
Salt to taste
Curry leaves
Mustard seeds
Oil
Directions:-
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.
Serve Warm!!!!!

58 comments:

Anncoo said...

This is definitely delicious. I would like to dip this with bread.

SE said...

wow..a prawn curry...yummy!

Jagruti said...

Very colourful and great looking dish...

BeenaShylesh said...

ummm...kothi ayittu vaya....

Tina said...

Adipoli nalla colourful ayitundu..Perfect comb with hot rice...

Cool Lassi(e) said...

Looks mouth-watering. This would make an excellent topper for rice.

Dolly said...

What a inviting and mouth watering dish. Such an unique combo..plaintain and prawns. I thought they were potatoes. Love it- looks delish.

Hamaree Rasoi said...

Sarah,
It's dinner time here can i start licking the screen to atleast get a taste of such a wonderful dish !!
Hit combo with rice.

Balakrishna Saraswathy said...

Prawns with plantain..unique combination..never try before..looks delicious and tempting:)

Simi Mathew said...

I would not have thought about this combo even in wildest dream...awesome girl !

Cicily Antony said...

Ayyo...kothiyakunnu...

shahana said...

adipoli.njaan lunchinu varam.

Sushma Mallya said...

Unique combo,would love to try out this different yet delicious dish...

Sailaja Damodaran said...

Looks very yummy

Preethi Rajeev said...

Haven't tried chemmen with ethakka, but it looks so yummy. adipoli

Laya said...

I have never heard of this combo..you are so creative, obviously i am going to try this out .delicious and mouthwatering recipe. Click is also good

ganga said...

ഇങ്ങനെ നല്ല നാടന്‍ കറികള്‍ ഉണ്ടാക്കി കൊതിപ്പിച്ചു കൊല്ലുവാണോ സാറ

TREAT AND TRICK said...

Great looking and yummy curry, Sarah.

Gulmohar said...

innathe randamathe chemmen curry aanithu...adipoli da..Lovely color !

Happy Cook said...

Muhaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa I want this with pipping hot rice. DROOL DROOL DROLL. You owuld be surprised how much drool.

Sathya Sankar said...

Ohh delicious curry, iam drooling :D !

Reshmi said...

ohh god.it truely delightful n mouth watering sara...ausumn presentation...

Vrinda said...

Daa...ithoru new pair anallo...looks and sounds tasty...

AdukalaVishesham said...

prawns and plantain that's an interesting combo.. never tried before.. your dish looks really tasty... yummy...

Nostalgia said...

Awesome.. they looks fantastic and I am sure tastes even better..

Erica said...

I did not know that you use plantains in Indian cuisine. It looks delicious!

Soma Pradhan said...

Veggie with nob veg is always a hit combination

PJ said...

Love this recipe! Cooking with raw plantains like this is new to me.. loved the addition of prawn too. I must make this one soon!

Gita said...

Wow dear...simply awesome curry...pass on that bowl please...I would love to have that with rice :)

Fathima said...

Kidilam! a perfect combo w/rice.. yummm....

Nandini said...

Perfect combo with hot steamed rice! Mouthwatering chemmeen curry!

Rekha shoban said...

lovely chemmeen curry....adipoli sarah...

Akal's Saappadu said...

you always make me block at the photo ( I keep glazing with my mouth wide open, unable to go down to read the recipe) :):)

raw plantain and prawns , mmmm, excellent combination, great great!!!yummy recipe dear!!

Sharmila Ganguly said...

Its an unique combination but sounds very compatible. Will try it this weekend and report results to you:)

vineetha said...

oh dear sarah.
kothupichu konnallo..really really delicious..

Latha said...

Adipoli color..Yummy curry...just need some hot nadan rice :).

Padma said...

Sarah I have few awards for you at http://padmasrecipes.blogspot.com/2010/02/sweet-potato-paratha.html

Mythreyi Dilip said...

Delicious combo da, looks colorful:)

Preety said...

looks perfect in that rich and creamy gravy

Simply Life said...

Oh I love the addition of prawns in there - looks delicious!

Ramya Vijaykumar said...

Very tempting, lovely color and filling food... I too posted prawns today ;)

Babli said...

Chemmen curry is a new dish for me. Looks delicious and tempting. Thanks for this wonderful recipe.

AshKuku said...

What a combo that is!!!!! You are one what we call meenu puchche!!!! at Mangalore..... which means a cat which loves fish like crazy..... I can see it in all your postings.... & it is healthy too as compared to other meat.... & we from coastal areas love it a lot.... because it is in our genes....may be.....

My mom also got me prawn prep yesterday... La..la..la...

Ash...
(http://asha-oceanichope.blogspot.com/)

MaryMoh said...

yeah...I see a lot of prawns there...my favourite. Curry is also my favourite. This would be just perfect for me. Need more rice....yum!

Siddhi S said...

wow prawn curry using raw plaintain...awesome combo

Kalai said...

wow looks wonderful sarah. Nice combo.

Aparna said...

nice combo sarah..gud combi with rice.:)

3 hungry tummies said...

wow it has everything I like in it, delicious!

Padhu said...

Nice pictures!
http://padhuskitchen.blogspot.com/

A Full-Timed Housefly said...

You have the perfect blog for all kinds of curry.......... I'm a crazy curry lover

Oraphan said...

What a beautiful bowl of curry! I love the sound of plantain in your curry, must be very flavorful, Mmm!!!

sangi said...

ente kutu ente control ponnu..enikk kazhichu kuda

ayur medcn edukkuva body pain.
veg kazhichu vattayi irikkuva...

Malar Gandhi said...

Thats a perfect combo'...I also pair shrimps with poatoes sometimes, as it is hard for me to find raw palntain.:(

Parita said...

i love plantains..yumm!

Shabs.. said...

This looks yummy!!!!My mom also makes this and its super delicious combo..

Jisha Dil said...

yummy....!

lissie said...

vayil vellam oorunnu... so tempting, dear! great combo with rice!

Yummy Team said...

Awesome pic and nice combo..Will give it a try sometime..

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