Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Prawn Pickle (Chemeen Achar)


Prawns,Chemmeen–1/2 cup or 20-30 counts
Chopped green chilli – 2-3 nos,
Ginger, Chopped– 3-4 tsp
Garlic, sliced – 5-10 cloves
Mustard seeds – 1tsp
Fenugreek seed – 1tsp
Hing powder – 1 pinch
Fennel seeds (Perumjeerakam) – 1 tsp
Red chilli powder – 2 -3 tsp
Turmeric powder – ½ tsp
Curry leaves – 2 strands
Vinegar – 2tbsp

· Peel,devein and clean the prawns,Drain off water.
· Heat oil in a pan.Add mustard seed and allow to pop.
· Add green chilli,ginger,garlic and fry a minutes on low heat.
· Then add curry leaves,fennel seeds,fenugreek seeds,hing,turmeric powder and red chilli powder and fry a minutes on low heat.
· Add prawns to the masala.Stir and cook on low heat.Add salt
· Once the prawns has cooked well, add vinegar to prawns and cook for a minute.
· Take off the stove and cool.Add more vinegar for more gravy.
Enjoy with rice,chapathi…

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