Friday, 31 May 2013

Dry Prawn powder is often served in most of the keralites families. Chutney is called as chamanthi in Malayalam and since it’s in powdered form, the recipe got its name as Chamanthi podi :) it’s very easy to make and its much tasty as well. It helps you in most of the time, if you don’t have anything to cook at your kitchen, as you can have this recipe with chapathi,idli,dosa or even with plain white rice. Its a perfect recipe for Prawn lovers!!

Dry prawns are now available in many super markets, and once you make this powder you could store and serve for about 2 months also. Thanks to my Ammuma for giving me the idea about chemmeen podi as its absolutely from her cookbooks, I tried making it best with as much as taste as she does, but fortunately it came so tasty and my boyfriend just loved it too :)

  • Coconut-1/2 Cup
  • Garlic-3-4 Nos
  • Cumin Seeds- 1 Tspn
  • Red Chilies- 5 nos
  • Dry Prawn- ½ Cup
  • Small Onion- 3- 4 Nos
  • Curry Leaves-2 Spring
  • Tamarind-small size
  • Salt- To Taste


  • Dry roast prawns to golden brown and keep aside.
  • Dry roast the coconut, garlic, onion, salt and tamarind and keep aside.
  • Dry roast the cumin seeds, red chilies, curry leaves and keep aside.
  • Let everything gets cooled, and then first grind the roasted red chilies to fine powder,then add all the other roasted ingredients and grind again to fine powder.
  • Store it in air tight container.
"While roasting all the ingredients, keep the stove in low flame, else it may turn dark and taste may different.

Adjust your red chilies as per your spice level."



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