Monday, February 10, 2014

Chemmen ullarthu / Prawns stir fry

After a 2 weeks silence, I am back again with a simple post. During our last trip to India my sis in law made this yummy prawn’s ullarthu for us and ever since I was dying to make this at home. Getting hold of fresh/ raw prawns is an expensive affair here, so we always buy the prepared prawns (cooked and peeled) which doesn’t have any flavour like the ones  we get back home. Couple of weeks backs we found a good deal for raw prawns in an Asian market , so I picked one packet with this ullarthu in mind. Despite of having a hectic day I cooked the prawns same day as I didn’t want to freeze it and miss out that fresh flavour. The prawn’s tastes yumm after a long time, but it  still it missed the flavour I grew up eating, but nonetheless we all enjoyed it as it was a delicious preparation. 

Prawns – 250gm (cleaned)
Shallots/ cheriya ulli (thinly sliced) – ¼ cup
Ginger (minced) – 1 ½ tsp.
Garlic (minced) – 1 tsp.
Curry leaves – few sprigs
Grated coconut – ¼ cup
Red chilli powder – 1tsp
Turmeric powder – ¼ tsp
Coconut oil

  •  In a Man chatti / saucepan add coconut oil and sauté the sliced shallots until soft.
  • Add minced ginger – garlic, curry leaves and fry for a minute or so.
  • Add prawns, chilli powder, turmeric, grated coconut, salt and stir until prawns are coated in masala.
  • Cook for 5 minutes or until prawns are done.


Suja Manoj said...

KOthiyavunnu,super yum

Hamaree Rasoi said...

Prawn stir fry looks so delicious and inviting. Mouthwatering pics.

Rafeeda AR said...

i cannot eat prawns, thanks to allergy problems, however my HD is a big prawn eater! i'm going to make this ularthu some time for him, for sure, cleaning them with double gloves of course!!! :)

Princy Vinoth said...

I love prawns and this is a terrific recipe.Pictures look so so good.

Resna Nishad said...

It looks so good.I was searching for prawn recipes it just perfect one.

chikkus Kitchen said...

Adipozhi aitundu ...very tempting dear :)Very happy to follow you dear..Will be happy if u follow me back

Shibi Thomas said...

I buy the easy peel uncooked shrimp which is some what close to what we get back in India, but I still love the taste of the shrimps back in kerala. You recipe looks simple and easy enough. Hope your studies are going well.

Anupa Joseph (Palaharam) said...

Yummy clicks...Recently many have been talking of prawns in different forms and now its you...I think it high time I make something out of looks awesome...vaayil kappal oddunnu

nandoos Kitchen said...

Love prawns and this looks yumm.. Kothiyavunnu. First time here. Nice space. Happy to follow you. Do visit mine if you find time.

Sandeep Kt said...

Hm yummy... Mouthwatering

Corporate to Kitchen said...

Yummy looking prawns. I can't tell you how much I miss fresh prawns here in Austin:( . First time at your site & got to know ur blog thru Raf.