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Thursday, June 16, 2011

Prawns-Mango Curry | Chemmeen Manga Curry

Prawns mango / Chemmeen manga curry is a common curry in Kerala.This is my MIL's delight.She prepares very yummy curry with prawns.She either grinds the grated coconut to a fine paste and adds to the curry or squeezes the coconut milk and then adds into it.Both are awesome recipes with raw mango.I generally tend to eat the raw mango slices more than the prawns.Its damn tasty with spice mix.

Here,in this recipe I have used her first method of grinding coconut into a fine paste.The recipe is good with any Indian staple food.

prawns 750 gms(before cleaning)
raw mango 1 peeled n sliced
ginger 1'' julienne or crushed
shallots 5-6 sliced or crushed
green chillies 4 slender cut
coconut 1/2 cup grated
kashmiri chilly powder 1 tbsp
hot chilli powder, 1 tsp
coriander powder, 1 tsp
turmeric powder 1/2 tsp

to temper
shallots 3-4 sliced
oil 1-2 tbsp (preferably coconut oil)
curry leaves


  • Wash the prawns thoroughly with salt and lime juice. Rinse under running water. Add the prawns in a clay pot(mann chatti) and cook the prawns with a pinch of turmeric powder and salt in water for 7 minutes.
  • In the meantime, grind the coconut to a fine paste.
  • Add the shallots, green chillies, ginger, and garlic one by one to the cooked prawns.
  • Add chilly powders, coriander powder on low flame, and bring to boil, add salt and sliced mango pieces. Cover and cook for 5 minutes.
  • Add the coconut paster and simmer again for 2-3 minutes on low flame. Switch off flame, once the gravy is slightly thick. The gravy thickens more as it cools down as mann chatti absorbs moisture.
  • Heat oil in a pan and fry shallots till golden brown along with curry leaves. Pour over the curry.
  • Serve hot with rice or chapathis.
Servings 4-5 adults

Sending this to The Kerala Kitchen event hosted By Magpies this month


Suja Manoj said... Best Blogger Tips

Makes me drool..tangy and yummy.

Binys Recipes said... Best Blogger Tips

i dontwant chappati i want plain,boiled hot rice with this...vaayi vellam varunnu

Raksha said... Best Blogger Tips

wow this curry is yummy

Hamaree Rasoi said... Best Blogger Tips

Wow this curry sounds so cool with tangy mango and coconut combination. A delightful curry

Hamaree Rasoi

Sunanda said... Best Blogger Tips

Its a completely new recipe to me.. looks delicious.. have to try it sometime..

Sangeetha M said... Best Blogger Tips

my mom like such curry...nv with mango..sure will share this to her...inviting!!!

Nitha said... Best Blogger Tips

Yummy and delicious... Pairs with anything... have you ever tried with soft idlys? That is the best is what I can say :)

saleena said... Best Blogger Tips

Yummy yummy yummy yummy curry.very colorful n tasty too.....I liked it very much..

Sobha Shyam said... Best Blogger Tips

never had prawns in this version..this looks delicious..sure a tangy n spicy curry

Plateful said... Best Blogger Tips

That's a hit combo - love to have it with motta rice!

Madhura Manoj said... Best Blogger Tips

New to me.Looks tangy & delicious curry.

Unknown said... Best Blogger Tips

Lovley combo..Very inviting, too good & yummy!

Simply Life said... Best Blogger Tips

what a great curry!

Ambreen (Simply Sweet n Savory) said... Best Blogger Tips

Wow! Looks fantastic! Nice combination!

divya said... Best Blogger Tips

looks delicious dear..very it..