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Unakka Chemmeen Peera Pattichathu | Dry prawns with coconut

Unakka Chemmeen Peera

Dried prawns cooked with coconut and fresh spices.
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook time: 20 minutes
Serves: 3 to 4 people

  1. Dried prawns- 1/2 cup
  2. Fish tamarind/Kudampuli/Kokum- 1 or 2 small pieces
  3. Grated coconut-3/4 to 1 cup
  4. Shallots-3 to 4 nos
  5. Green chilies-2 to 3 nos( or to taste)
  6. Ginger,chopped-1/2 tsp
  7. Turmeric powder- 1/4 tsp
  8. Curry leaves- 2 sprigs
  9. Coconut oil-as required
  10. Salt- to taste


  • Clean the dried prawns and soak it in water for about 15 minutes.Drain and keep aside.
  • Soak the fish tamarind in water for about 5 minutes
  • Coarsely grind together grated coconut,shallots,green chilies,ginger and turmeric powder.
  • In a manchatti/clay pot combine together dried  prawns,fish tamarind, prepared coconut mixture,curry leaves and salt to taste.Mix well until combined.Add required amount of water( about 3/4 cup ),cover and cook for about 15 minutes.

  • Uncover and cook until it is almost dry.Drizzle 1//2 tsp coconut oil on top,if desired.
  • Serve with rice.

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    January 8, 2014 at 9:58 am

    They look like poriyal, I love all dry versions of NV.. yours make me drool over 🙂

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    January 13, 2017 at 6:29 pm

    Fantastic recipe…just what I was looking for..enjoyed every bite👌

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