Unakka Chemmeen Curry Easy


Unakka Chemmeen Curry Easy

Unakka Chemmeen or dry prawns are a tasty substitute for preparing delicious Unakka Chemmeen Curry. The dish goes perfect as a side dish for hot rice. When you are running short of fish or meat, Unakka Chemmen Curry Easy serves as a perfect side dish. The spicy tangy flavor and aroma of Unakka Chemmeen Curry is unique and special. The dish can be easily prepared at home with limited ingredients. You can explore a well detailed Unakka Chemmeen Curry here.
Prep Time 15 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Cuisine Kerala
Servings 4 people



  • For preparing Unakka Chemmeen Curry Easy, first roast prawns in a pan. No need to use oil for roasting.
  • Remove it from pan and add grated coconut in the same pan and roast till all moisture evaporates.
  • At this stage add 1 tablespoon coconut oil and continue roasting.
  • When coconut's colour turns golden, add red chillies and coriander.
  • Roast till nice aroma of the ingredients ejected from the mixture.
  • Let this mixture cool and after that grind this mixture in a mixer along with turmeric powder and 2 tablespoons of roasted dried prawns.
  • Take a mud pot and transfer the remaining prawns, mango and drumstick cut into pieces, ground masala, shallots sliced lengthwise & enough salt.
  • Add enough water and cook, closing the pot with a lid till the ingredients are cooked - that is almost 10 minutes.
  • Remove from fire. Place a frying pan on fire and pour in 2 tablespoons of coconut oil.
  • Add chopped shallots in it and fry till color turns golden brown.
  • Add curry leaves into it and season prawn curry with this.
  • Serve Unakka Chemmeen Curry hot with rice.
  • Note : A very typical Kerala dish used in all the regions of Kerala. The ingredients vary in accordance with seasons.
  • During the season of jack fruit, jack fruit seeds are added in it. If it is not mango season, mango is substituted with tomato.
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