Naadan Chemmeen Masala

Nadan Chemmeen Masala

Naadan Chemmeen Masala

Naadan Chemmeen Masala is a delicious prawn dish very popular in Kerala Cuisine. The spicy, aromatic gravy of the dish is simply irresistible. Naadan Chemmeen Masala is an exotic dish usually available in top rated hotels and restaurants. The spicy gravy coated chemmeen is mouthwatering. This is an easy to prepare dish with readily available ingredients. Prawns are very costly and hence the local population will find it difficult to afford. You can impress guests and visitors with the tasty dish. This is a favorite side dish that goes well with almost anything. Prawns are rich in protein and other vital nutrients required for body. You can explore a well detailed recipe here that can be easily prepared at home.
Prep Time 20 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Cuisine Kerala
Servings 4 people



  • For preparing the delicious dish, first heat oil in a kadai or in a pan.
  • Add onions, curry leaves, green chillies and ginger-garlic paste.
  • When onions turn translucent, add chopped tomato.
  • When it becomes a little pulpy, add all the powders.
  • Fry well till raw smell is gone and oil separates.
  • Add shrimps.
  • Cover and cook till the shrimp is done.
  • :- You can add 1 cup of water if you want. Usually, shrimps have some water in it and once it is added to the masala, the liquid will ooze out. So use water only if it is needed.
  • Switch off the heat once the gravy is thick and the shrimp is well done.
  • Garnish with coriander leaves.
  • :- Serve the tasty dish with rice, chappathi or appams.


You can visit this link Prawns Kerala Easy Nadan Roast. You can also visit this link Mutton Chilly Fry.
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Response (13)
  1. V
    Vinod September 27, 2009

    So easy to prepare …Nice one..

  2. h
    honey June 5, 2009

    looks delicious..wat abt chilly powder..

  3. t
    tintu March 30, 2009

    itsss tooooooo gudddddd 🙂

  4. K
    Karl January 28, 2008

    i was pretty interested when i had seen this recipe and so i decided to try it. It was not only interesting but seemed straightforward. After trying it the people who had ate all felt it was very good and tasty and a couple wanted the recipe.

    Though i should point out that i had deviated a little from the original recipe with regards to ingredient ratios and also i had added about 1-1/2 cup of water (even though the recipe says its optional). Everything worked fine in the end and the people had enjoyed it.

    Thanks once again for the great recipe. Now am keyed up to try your other recipe, vis-a-vis the “Fish” recipe. Will let you know how that works out

    Thanks once again.

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