Shrimp Curry In Coconut Sauce( Kerala style Chemmeen Curry)

Naadan Chemmeen Curry:

Kerala style Prawns curry in coconut sauce
Kerala style Prawns curry in coconut sauce

This is how my mom cooks shrimp..I hope the very same recipe would be followed by almost all keralites😊!yeah.. It’s very yummy and Too quick to do..

chemmeen curry and rice
chemmeen curry and rice

The shrimp tastes awesome with the rich spicy coconut sauce.. Would go with any kind of rice / bread.. at times,Me and hubby would drink the sauce😋!!

Nadan Chemeen curry
Naadan Chemeen curry

Here’s the easy recipe:


Ingredients for prawns curry
Ingredients for prawns curry

For curry:

Shrimp-as per needed( I took 300 gram)

Coconut-1 1/2 cup

coriander powder-2 1/2 spoon

Red chilly powder-2 spoon

kashmiri chilly powder-1 spoon

turmeric powder-1 1/2 spoon

Fennel seeds-1 teaspoon

garam masala powder-1/4 teaspoon

Onion-1 ( sliced )

tomato-1( sliced )

green chillies-3( sliced half )

Tamarind paste-made out of small lemon sized tamarind

gambooge /fish tamarind-2  pcs

Ginger-1 pc

garlic -4 cloves

For seasoning:

Shallots-6( finely chopped) , was running short of shallots so I used finely chopped onion

Chilly powder-1/2 spoon

coconut oil-2 1/2 spoon

curry leaves-As per needed

How to make:

1)firstly we have to grind all the ingredients for the curry except shrimp,onion,tomato and green chillies along with 1 cup water to a thick sauce..

coconut sauce
coconut sauce

2)now in a pot mix onion, tomatoes, green chilies and pour the coconut sauce to this.. Now heat the flame and cook for few minutes..

step by step image description
step by step image description

3) now pour the tamarind paste and fish tamarinds to this mixture and cook with lid closed..add more spices and salt if needed.

4)now let’s add the shrimp to the curry and cook with lid closed again till it gets cooked..

step by step recipe of shrimp curry

5)off the flame when shrimp is done!

6)now let’s do the thadka part.. Heat a pan and add coconut oil.. Then add chopped shallots and sauté till brown.. Later add chilli powder and curry leaves.. Now off the flame and pour this to our curry and mix well!!


yummy chemmeen curry/ shrimp curry is done☺️!!

easy prawns curry
easy prawns curry

Rice is the best companion for this chemmeen curry with rich coconut sauce!!

Chemmeen and rice
Chemmeen and rice

I am taking this to FF#93🙂

Shrimp curry kerala style
Shrimp curry kerala style

njoy folks☺️!!

11 thoughts on “Shrimp Curry In Coconut Sauce( Kerala style Chemmeen Curry)

  1. You have so much amazing flavor in your dish, Nimmi. My Mom was the one who taught me how to cook Chicken Curry. 😀 Thanks for sharing this at this week’s FF. Can I have a bowl of this right now? 😀

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  2. So many gorgeous spices and I just love the colour. The curry looks so good and yes, I would probably drink the sauce as well if I could! 🙂 Happy FF!


  3. There’s so much flavor in this dish! I love it! Thank you so much for bringing this classic dish to the fiesta, I’m sure it’ll be a hit. And, with it’s ease to make, hopefully a few of us will make it at home too. Have a fabulous weekend! 😀

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