PRAWN/CHEMMEN POLLICHATHU

December 21, 2015

Ingredients

Prawns- 1 lb

Crushed shallots- 1 cup

Ginger- 2 inch thick

Garlic- 6-7

Green chilly- 2

Kudampuli/ Gambooge- 2peice( or use Kokum or Tamarind)

Thick coconut milk-1/3 cup

Chilly powder- 1 tsp

Turmeric powder-1/3 tsp

Coriander powder-1 tsp

pepper powder- 1/3 tsp

Garam masala- 1/2 tsp

Fennel powder-1/2 tsp

Curry leaves

Coconut oil- 2 tsp

Heat oil in a pan and add minced garlic,ginger and green chilly and fry for a minute followed by shallot /onion and fry till golden brown. Add turmeric powder followed by kukum, salt,coriander powder, chilly powder and garam masala. Add prawns and fry for a minute till it changes color. Now add the coconut milk and simmer till the masala is reduced. Keep this aside.

Take banana leaf and gently place on the gas stove flame turning each side quickly till it changes color. Place this leaf on a plate and layer the prawns masala. Fold in from all side wrap the leaf and tie it. (Have a look here ) . Heat a manchatti ( earthen ware) with lid or a tawa. Grease it with a little oil and place the wrap in and cover and cook for 2-3 minutes turning sides in between. Serve with rice or pathiri.

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