Kerala Style Simple Chemmeen Fry


Kerala Style Simple Chemmeen Fry is a mouth-watering sea food delicacy enjoyed with hot rice and is served as a starter dish too. The crispy, crunchy favorite is enjoyed by all and is a tempting dish that you will never say enough. Kerala Style Simple Chemmeen Fry is unique and special with marinated shrimps deep fried and seasoned with spicy ingredients. The flavorful and aromatic dish can be easily prepared at home with limited ingredients. One important tip while cooking prawns is do not overcook since prawns tend to become hard. Now, let me tell you something about Kerala roasts in general. In Kerala, marinated prawns are deep fried and then a spicy sauce is made to go with it. Western roasts require baking unlike Kerala roasts. At all seasons Kerala Style Simple Chemmeen Fry is the most treasured delicacy served in top rated hotels and restaurants.

Kerala is a land of coastal areas and you will find prawns available in plenty here. But it is not economical here compared to other seafoods. I have tried a lot many seafood dishes before but I approve with my whole heart Kerala style Simple Chemmeen Fry is my favorite, handed down from my dear friend. I tried the recipe in my kitchen and I discovered it a real success. My family appreciated the dish and since then Kerala Style Simple Chemmeen Fry has become the star of my home. Seafoods such as shrimps are rich in protein and a lot many essential nutrients like Zinc, that is vital for building a healthy body with good immune system. Kids love prawns and its comforting that I needn’t coaz my child into eating because he loves it and keeps asking for more. I serve Kerala Style Simple Chemmeen Fry with rice in my kid’s lunch box.

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Kerala Style Simple Chemmeen Fry

Prep Time 20 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Cuisine Kerala
Servings 4 people



  • For preparing Kerala Style Simple Chemmeen Fry, first de-vain the shrimps and clean it well.
  • Dry the shrimps and keep it aside.
  • In a bowl mix together red chilli Powder and turmeric Powder.
  • Add the dried shrimps to it with required salt and marinate it well.
  • Add the corn flower in small amounts and mix well to coat the shrimps well.
  • Keep aside for 30 minutes.
  • Heat oil in a Kaddai.
  • Add the marinated shrimp and fry in medium heat. When done, add the finely chopped ginger, garlic and green chilli.
  • When the garlic and ginger mix start to change the color lightly, stir and mix it well(be careful with hot oil).
  • Switch off the heat and add the curry leaves and lightly mix. Do drain the oil out well.
  • :- Kerala Style Simple Chemmeen Fry is an excellent dish, serve with rice.
  • :- Excellent dish, can also be served as a starter along with finally chopped vinegar picked onions.
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