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Nadan Konchu Curry|Nadan Chemmeen Curry|Kerala Prawn/Shrimp Curry

Nadan Konchu Curry

nadan konchu curry

Quick and easy Kerala style prawn/shrimp curry.
Prep Time: 15 minutes .
Cooking Time: 20 minutes
Serves2 to 3

  1. Prawns/shrimp,cleanes- 200 gms/1cup(measured after cleaning)
  2. Mustard seeds – 1/4 tsp
  3. Ginger,crushed- 1 and 1/2 tsp
  4. Garlic,crushed- 1 and 1/2 tsp
  5. Green Chilies,cut vertically- 2
  6. Curry leaves – few
  7. Shallots,sliced- 1/2cup
  8. Kashmiri chili powder – 1 tbsp
  9. Coriander powder – 1 tsp
  10. Turmeric powder – 1/4 tsp
  11. Tomato,chopped – 1 medium
  12. Water -1 cup or as required
  13. Kudampuli/fish tamarind – 1 piece(washed and soaked in 1/4 water)
  14. Salt – to taste
  15. Coconut oil – as required

For Marination:

  1. Prawns/shrimp,cleaned- 200 gms/1cup(measured after cleaning)
  2. Kashmiri chili powder – 1/2 tsp
  3. Black pepper powder- 1/4 tsp
  4. Turmeric powder- 1/4tsp
  5. Salt – to taste


  • In a bowl combine together prawns along with the ingredients listed under ‘For marination’.Set aside until  required.Heat oil in a manchatti/pan,add mustard seeds and let it splutter.Add ginger,garlic,green chilies,curry leaves and shallots.Saute,over medium flame until shallots turns golden brown .
  • Now reduce the flame to low ,add kashmiri  chili powder,coriander powder and turmeric powder.Saute  until raw smell leaves.(Stir continuously  to avoid burning.)
  • Now add tomato and cook until it turns mushy.Stir continuously and cook until the masala starts to leave the  sides of  the pan.
  • Add the marinated prawns ,salt to taste and  mix  well,cook for a minute  or two.
  • Add  the  soaked tamarind/kudampuli (along with the liquid) and  1 to 1 and  1/4  cup water depending  upon  the consistency  required .Cover and cook until  done over medium flame.Uncover  and  cook for  few  more minutes until the  gravy turns thick.Serve with rice.
  • Adjust the quantity of green chilies  and  kashmiri chili powder according to your taste.
  • 1 cup equals  250 ml
    kerala shrimp/prawn curry

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1 Comment

  • Reply
    Suja Manoj
    September 21, 2019 at 6:23 pm

    Gravy looks so yummy,love it

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