Chemeen Theeyal Recipe

Chemeen Theeyal Recipe

Theeyal is a Kerala style of cooking where the main ingredient is roasted coconut, mixed various spices creates a unique taste and aroma, it’s best enjoyed with rice.Serves – 4
Preparation time – 15-20 minutes
Cooking time – 20 minutes

Ingredients for Chemeen Theeyal Recipe

  • Prawn – 250 gms
  • Coconut (medium) – ½ (scraped)
  • Chilli powder – 1 tsp
  • Dhania powder -= 1 tsp
  • Methi seeds – a few
  • Fennel seeds – a few
  • Curry leaves – 1 strand
  • Turmeric powder – ¼ tsp
  • Tomato – 1 (chopped)
  • Onion shallots – 100 gms
  • Potato – 1 (cubed)
  • Coconut oil – 2 tbsp
  • Salt – to taste

Procedure for preparing Chemeen Theeyal Recipe

De-shell and wash the prawns. Roast the scraped coconut, curry leaves, turmeric powder, tomato and onion shallots for a few minutes, then grind them into a fine paste.

Heat oil in a pan and add the paste to it. Sauté till it becomes lightly maroon in colour.

To this add coriander powder, salt and chilli powder and sauté for another 2 minutes.

Finally add prawns and add required water to cook the prawns. When the prawns are done, check seasoning and remove from fire.

Serve hot with rice.