Monday, May 16, 2011

Chemmen thoran/ prawns coconut dry fry- Oil-free (Serves 2)

Prawn dry fry with coocnut/ Chemmen thoran

A true treat to seafood lovers. This oil free thoran/ dry fry with coconut is easy to make and is a perfect side for rice. Thoran is an integral part Kerala's regular lunch and is usually made from a variety of vegetables. Try this one for a change and I am sure it will definitely top your lunch’s menu specials!!!

Prawns/ chemmen 1 cup
Shallots 1 cup, thinly sliced
Green chilly 2 nos, slit
Ginger and garlic ½ TBSP each, chopped
Gamboge/ Kudampuli 1 no
Turmeric powder ½ tsp
Red chilly powder ½ tsp
Grated coconut ¼ cup
Salt as needed
Curry leaves
Water 1 cup

Konchu thoran

Preparation

In a pan, add prawns/ chemmen, salt, turmeric powder, red chilly powder, green chilly and gamboge with 1 cup water cook at medium high heat. When the prawns are half way cooked, add the ginger, garlic, shallots, curry leaves and grated coconut. Mix well to combine and cook this until dry. Enjoy with rice..

Notes: This recipe given here does not use oil, but if you want, add 1-2 tsp coconut oil at the stage when the mixtures becomes dry and sauté for about 5-10 minutes to get a nice flavor.

Prawn thoran

Cheers!!!
Suji

28 comments :

  1. AA plate anno alengil bowl anno pass cheyyan parayandathu??? allengil venda...aa plate plus bowl ingottu pass cheyyu...Super delicious aayittundu...

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  2. The second pic with the platter full of all the goodies is amazing!
    US Masala

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  3. Superb!! I just had dinner but I could have some of this shrimp. Ohh yummm

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  4. parippum, payarum chemmeenum... oru pappadam koode kittiyaal pinne aa choru evde poyi ennu chodichaal mathi.. :)

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  5. Wow.. Can't believe it Suji, without oil, common it's a must try dish for all.

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  6. Wow!! Pretty inviting. Presence of that kudampuli makes it native and nostalgic ! Nice recipe.

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  7. Lovely clicks as always and quite a platter .... delicious !

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  8. wow yummy curry for rice..looks so good

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  9. Mouthwatering here, damn delicious and inviting prawn thoran..

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  10. aa plate kandittu kothi varunnu

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  11. Being a seafood lover I love this dish... top it off it is "oil free"... Loved every bit of it:)
    Reva

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  12. aa plate kanditte kothiyavunnu........nan ippol thanne poyitte athile parippu curry undakkatte........

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  13. Very tempting and fabulous fry....

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  14. Engine kothipikkanoo,konchu thoran is my favorite..my mom makes this,pictures looks so tempting.

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  15. Amme!!! ravile thanne enne kothipichu..enikku a plate onnu pass cheythal ippo theerthu tharam..adipoli !!!! ho!!!!

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  16. wow!! very tempting!!!sharikkum kothipichu kalanju:)

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  17. WOW!! Kandittu kothi varunnu Suji..Aa plate kandu vellam erakkuva evide..Chemmeen thoran super!

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  18. superb thoran....!!!...very tempting!!

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  19. Adipoli, kothivarunnu, kuthari chorum, thoranum. enta vendthu pinnae.

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  20. The pics are so tempting that am craving for a traditional Kerala meal :P
    yummy thoran ( didnt know that thoran could be made with chammen too!)

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  21. Oil free is something which catched my attention...looks delectable....perfect meal accomplishment....

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  22. that does look really yummy n' its already making my mouth water...that plate with everything looks inviting...:)

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  23. Kuthari chorum, chemmenum parippum....enikku vayya! That second picture is tempting my taste buds Suji!!

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  24. Do you get Gamboge in the US? Is that what it is called in the Indian grocery store?

    Also, what kind of rice is that in your picture? It reminds me of the boiled rice you get in Goa.

    Thanks for all the recipes you post. Excellent!

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  25. HI Cedric,

    I think most of the Kerala stores in US have Gamboge/Kudampuli (in malayalam). I am very sure about its availability in the Kerala stores in Houston but don't know about other States. If you couldnt find it in any stores, please check the website below

    http://www.bazaar9.com/p-702-kudampuli-meen-puli.aspx

    The rice in the picture is the Kerala rose matta (Kuthari in malayalam). It is one of the popularly used rice variety in kerala.

    Thanks for the support and encouragement!!!

    Regards
    Suji

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