Chemmeen Thoran

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Also Known As:  Chemmeen - Thoran, Prawn in Crushed coconut

Category:  Thoran

Region:  Indian

Type:  Non Veg

Serving Size:  7  Adults

Cooking Time:  30  Minutes

Preparation Time:  20  Minutes


  1. Prawns Shelled    350    g
  2. Mustard Seeds     ½    tsp
  3. Dry Red Chillies     2    nos.
  4. Curry Leaves     1    stalks
  5. Chopped Ginger     2    tsp
  6. Sliced Small Onion / Shallot     1½    cup
  7. Sliced Green Chillies     3    nos.
  8. Coconut Oil     3    tsp
  9. Water     ½    cup
  10. Salt to taste    ½    tsp
  11. To crush
    1. Grated Coconut      ¾    cup
    2. Turmeric Powder      ½    tsp
    3. Chilli Powder      2    tsp
    4. Green Chillies      2    nos.
    5. Small Onion / Shallot      7    nos.


  1. Crush the grated coconut with the other ingredients and keep it aside.
  2. Heat oil in a pan and splutter mustard seeds, dry chilly and curry leaves.
  3. Then add chopped ginger and fry for a minute to this, add the sliced shallots and saute well. Add the greenchilly and roast the onion mixture till it turn golden brown.
  4. Add prawns and saute for two minutes.Now add the crushed coconut mixture and roast well till the raw smell vanishes.
  5. Add 1/2 cup water and add this to the prawns. Add salt and cook closed till the water evaporates and prawns get cooked well.
  6. It may take 5-7 minutes.Now open the lid and make it dry.
  7. Serve with rice.

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