A simple dish with just few ingredients. Onakka Chemmeen as dehydrated prawns are called in Malayalam or Era Vathal/karuvaadu in Tamil, is the key. I stock up on these always for those days when I can’t seem to find anything else to cook.
A simple dish with just few ingredients. Onakka Chemmeen as dehydrated prawns are called in Malayalam or Era Vathal/karuvaadu in Tamil, is the key. I stock up on these always for those days when I can't seem to find anything else to cook.
Prawns Gravy (in addition to above ingredients)
- Heat the oil and splutter the mustard seeds. Fry the curry leaves or basil leaves if you are adding them (Don’t add both, add only either. Tastes a bit off when you add both the leaves. If you intend to make gravy, don’t use Basil leaves)
- Now add the Onions, garlic,chilli powder, coriander powder, turmeric powder and salt and fry the onions till lightly crisp.
- Be careful about the salt though. Most of the dry prawns you buy in the market already contain salt.
- To this add the prawns and fry for a minute till well coated. Add the coriander leaves and spring onion and mix and turn off.
- Your dry fry is done
- If you are doing the gravy, prepare the dry fry and keep aside
- Now saute Onions till lightly pink in a pan and add a cup of water to it.
- Once the water boils, add the dry fry and simmer till you have just a moist gravy.
- Gravy is done.
- A few other options would be to add coconut shaving while frying the prawns, adding coconut milk to the gravy and boiling it once. All these just taste too good. Enjoy