Tuesday, January 19, 2010

ShrimpFry or Chemmen Pollichathu

Shrimp or chemmen fry is a mouth watering dish for all non-vegetarians..Especially its very common at Kerala.
Here in USA you can buy it from any of the grocery shop or wholesale shops like Costco ....There you can find cleaned and cooked shrimps.If you are buying the cooked shrimp just fry it donot cook before frying...
In Chinese shop you can find the fresh live shrimp..that will give more tastier than the frozen one...Today i am going to share the recipe of the Chemmen Fry...

Cost of the item : 6.99 usd to 10.99 /pound according to the type of the shrimp.
Cooking time : 20-30 minute

Shrimp : 1/2 lbs
Garlic : 3 cloves
Ginger : medium size
Pepper Powder : 1 tsp
Chili powder :1 tsp
Turmeric Powder : 1/2 tsp
Fenugreek Powder : a pinch
Onion - 1 no
Salt to taste

Step 1:Wash and Clean the shrimp.

Step 2: Make a coarse paste of garlic ginger and all the powders.add salt to taste

Step 3 : Marinate the shrimp with the mixture(step 2).Keep it refrigerate for 30 -1 hr.

Step 4:Heat oil in a pan,Once it get heater add the shrimp one by one.just fry  both side

Step 5:Make the onion into very small slices ..add this into the frying shrimp.Close the pan  for a while.

Step 6.Once the onion get saute mix it with the shrimp.then deep fry it for 15 -20 minute.In between stir occasionally.

    Your fried shrimp is ready to eat..just add some curry leaves too if u have

Points to ponder
  • If you are buying the cooked shrimp donot fry it for more that 3 minutes (both sides)
  • If you are buying the fresh one fry it for some more time then only add the onion..
  • Do not put high heat..Entire cooking should be done in low to medium heat..
  • If you keep the marinated shrimp for long time it will give more taste.

5 Said:

Sherly Aji said...

Great Presentation...........

♥LOVE2COOK♥ said...

Hi Pranis! My mum used to do this way. I think I had done something similar too. I love this! ;)

Tks ya!

Malaysian Delicacies said...

Hi Pranis,
I luv prawns. Yummy recipe.Thx for sharing.

Rach said...

Oh yes, This is so much Indian. But, That was a Asian prawn fry :) This looks delicious as well :)

Unknown said...

Thanks for sharing, but have you ever tried shrimp prawn pickle, You can try and Order Prawn pickle or Shrimp Pickle or prawn achar and various andhra style non veg pickles by SITARA at their online store , The India's biggest online store for pickles

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