Prawn Pickle(Fish Pickle)


Prawn Pickle(Fish Pickle)

Chemmen or konju achar.
Prep Time 30 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Cuisine Kerala
Servings 6 people



  • Cook the prawns along with turmeric, salt and vinegar.Try to cook in the pressure cooker. Make sure all the water is evaporated.
  • Once cooled , press the prawn with a stone or masher(make sure you dont powder it).
  • Take 1 cup of mustard oil or any oil and fry prawns.
  • Take all the leftovers of the prawn from the oil and mix it with the fried ones.
  • Add little more oil to the existing oil and fry baby onions , garlic cloves seperately and keep it aside.
  • In the oil add mustard seeds and when it cracks add Dried red chillies and all the above said mix and fry for 2 minutes.
  • Once cooled store it in a air tight jar.Make sure oil tops the mix when in jar.
Tried this recipe?Let us know how it was!

Response (6)
  1. L
    Lathika January 29, 2009

    Hey sowmya , this is very tasty

  2. J
    Jenny January 29, 2009

    Thanks for the recipe, i tried it with shrimp. Fish pickles do have onions.

  3. K
    K.Sureshkumar August 24, 2008

    Yummy !!!! U have done well…

  4. s
    sowmya anilpillai April 30, 2008

    I made mackerel pickle with these ingredients and it came out good.So maybe manju you should give it a try

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