Kerala Prawns Fry/ Chemmeen Ulathiyathu

Prawns fry or chemmeen ulathiyathu is my favourite! Everyone in our family likes it very much. If you are a non vegetarian, you should try this dish at least once. I am sure, every time you buy prawns you will end up making this dish!

Prawns -1\2 kg
Onion -1 sliced
Ginger -1″ piece chopped
Green chillies -2 slit
Curry leaves -1 sprig
Chilli powder -1 tsp
Turmeric powder -1 tsp
Kudumpuli -2 small pieces
Coconut pieces -1\4 cup
Water -1\4 cup
Salt -to taste
For frying:
Small onions -5 sliced
Curry leaves -1 sprig
Chilli powder -1 tsp
Coconut oil -2 tbsp

Cook the prawns along with onions, ginger, curry leaves, green chillies, chilli powder, turmeric powder, coconut pieces,kudampuli,salt and 1\4 cup of water. (If kudampuli is not available, you can add 1 tsp vinegar.) Stir in between and see that the prawns does not stick to the bottom of the pan. Evaporate excess of water and keep aside. In a non stick pan, heat oil and add the small onions and curry leaves. Fry till the onions turn golden brown. Add the chilli powder and fry for few seconds. Then add the cooked prawns. Fry for about 5 minutes. Now prawns fry is ready to be served!
  1. thanks for visiting me…i loved the chakka varatti and aval pradhaman!!! it sounds yummm!! i dint know u got chakka varatti readymade!!!

  2. Beautiful color!:))

  3. Oh yummy ! love prawns…will try this out.

  4. Hi Lissie, it is a plaeasure to discover your blog through your visit to mine. Thank you very much.

    You have cooked one of my favourite things today – shrimp and in your expert hands, I can just imagine how tasty they are.

    Do come back and visit when you can.

  5. thankz super chef, asha, pravs and cynthia for taking interest in my blog!

  6. wow, chemmeen,
    looks yum yum..

  7. Hi Lissie…thanks a lot for dropping by my blog and I am so happy to find out our everyday dishes blogged in yours …and chemmen ulathiyathu is too appealing …

    Welcome aboard:)


  8. now u r making me all homesick!! this looks so amazing!

  9. Lissie when I saw this picture i just thought Yummy! 🙂

  10. Lissie – this looks absolutely wonderful. I just love chemeen. Just today my mom made some onaka chemeen. Makes me drool

  11. Lissie,
    prawn fry looks mouthwatering.:)

  12. thank you seena, mishmash and nags for your good comments!
    thanks jeena, shella and prajusha!

  13. Hey how did i miss the delicious post. One of my favourite dish. When i was home my mom made tgis a lot of time. When ever i passed the kitchen i used to open up the Chatti and pick a few coconut from the dish and if my mom saw it she would say keep your greedy finger off :-))) wait till dinner time.
    Sometime when u see a dish good memories are popping up :-)))

  14. Prawns are my all time favo. I too made this and yet to post on my blog.
    only suggestion is that you should have kept in light colour dish then the prawns looks more outstanding. This is juz a suggestion no offence pls!

  15. Looks tooooooooo goood!!! cant wait to try it out!

  16. hiii….i have tried ur prawns fry recipe..i prepared it for my fiancee as he is a hardcore fan of seafood….and it turned out to be an awesome quick dish….thank u so much….keep up the good work….

  17. Hi Aparna,
    Glad to hear that you prepared ‘Kerala Prawns Fry’ and that your fiancee enjoyed it as well! Please do try some of my other seafood recipes too.. Thanks!
    Happy Cooking,

  18. hii…had tried your prawns fry….itz really delicious…thanx a lot…
    keep going,