Template Healthy N Spicy...: Dry Prawns Chutney Powder

Tuesday, March 27, 2007

Dry Prawns Chutney Powder

Dry chutney powder is a good accompaniment with idli,dosa or even with rice. To take it to the next level in taste, this chutney powder with dry prawns will do the trick. I have seen many people who do not like dry fishes. This dish is for other group. At my home everybody likes it. Here I am trying my level best to get the same great taste as my grandmother used to prepare it.

Dry prawns - 1 cup
Dried coconut powder - 1 cup(you can use fresh or frozen shredded coconut)
Garlic - 5 to 6cloves
Curry leaves - 2 sprig
Tamarind- Small Amla sized ball
Chilli powder - 2 tbsp(I used kashmiri chilli powder)
Salt - to taste

Dry roast prawns to a golden brown and keep it aside. Again dry roast coconut with garlic and curry leaves till the coconut turns golden brown in color and curry leaves turn crisp. Do it in low flame othewise coconut will not be crisp and brown. If you are using fresh or frozen coconut, make sure that it is well browned and crisp. At the last minute of browning , add tamarind, salt and chilli powder to coconut and mix well.Allow all the things to heat up.

Switch of stove and mix it with roasted prawns. Let it cool and grind to a powder using a mixer or coffee grinder. Chutney powder is ready. Keep it in an air tight container at room temperature. It can stay fresh at least two months. You can serve it with idli, dosa, rice or even with chappathi.



At 11:33 PM, Blogger Maneka Nirmal said... mom makes the same thing..and she used to make a 'chammanthi' out of dry prawns/anchovies. .its good u posted this recipe now. i got some dried prawns and sure give it a try. thanks surya.

At 12:22 PM, Blogger Asha said...

Hi Surya, I love the color.I don't eat Seafood but I could use the powder recipe.Thanks girl.

At 12:30 PM, Blogger sunita's world said...

Hi Surya, a very uncommon recipe for me...thanks

At 3:56 PM, Blogger Sharmi said...

A powder made of Prawns????? Very new to me dear!! I have heard of pickles only . Really informative.


At 7:54 AM, Blogger Mallugirl said...

i used to love this at home but was intimidated to make it as the prawns always taste of sand. we add coconut and make a chammmandi too. and a cuury. yum.

At 1:10 PM, Blogger Kribha said...

I have never used or tasted dry prawns before. But the appearance of it makes me want to try it.I have a few questions for you.
1. Do dry prawns come with the shell?
2. If so,do we have to roast & grind it too?
Please clarify. Thanks for posting the recipe.

At 10:02 AM, Blogger Surya Hith said...

Kribha,I made this dish by using dried prawns that I brought from home.It comes with the shell but I have to remove head and tail.
Here dried prawns are available in asian food centres which is very cleaned. Some dried whole varieties and some are without shells.
you can try this dish by shellless varieties.
Roasting and grinding is a necessary step for making this dish.
Thanks for the enquiry,kribha.

At 10:33 AM, Blogger Kribha said...

Thanks for the explanation. will look for shelled prawns in the grocery store.

At 5:15 PM, Blogger Pravs said...

Oh my god... i will love this !!! Thanks for the recipe.

At 2:32 PM, Blogger Surya Hith said...

>Thanks Maneka.Try it and let me know the result.
>Thanks Asha,Sunitha.
>Thanks sharmi.It is a kerala special.We are seafood lovers.
>Thanks Shaheen.Unakkameen chammanthi is my favourite.
>Thanks pravs.

At 4:33 PM, Blogger Sig said...

Wow, I love this dish, I'm too scared to make this here because of the strong smell, yours look so awesome! BTW, got here bloghopping, love your recipes!

At 10:14 AM, Blogger Ayesha Seerin said...

Never heard of this ...
It ooks really yummy ...

At 4:09 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thanks for your recipe. Made prawns chutney today and came out very well.


At 10:18 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

My cousin told me about this and I had to get the recipe and try it . Thanks so much for posting it .
I brought the extra small prawns which do not need to be shelled etc from the Asian store .
Hope the recipe turns out well with it .
Will let u know how it turned out .
Thanks again.

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