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 order cheap tramadol cod chilies-3( sliced half )
  • Tamarind paste-made out of small lemon sized tamarind
  • gambooge /fish tamarind-2  pieces
  • Ginger-1 piece
  • 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 chilies 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 chilly 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
Shrimp curry kerala style
Shrimp curry kerala style

njoy folks??!!


  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? 😀

    1. Sure dear Jhuls?!! Whole bowl is there for you.. Thank you so much for the lovely words☺️!! Happy FF

  2. I am a shrimp maniac Nimmi and love all of the delicious flavors your used to bump up this dish!

    1. thank you so much :)!! me too a shrimp lover..happy FF#93

  3. yummy meal you have put together Nimmi 🙂

  4. 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!

  5. 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! 😀

    1. thank you so much really happy to hear that you are planning to try it some day:)..
      happy FF:)

  6. I have been really getting into South Indian cooking recently, this sounds delicious!

    1. wow thats great..Thank you so much Abida:)

  7. This curry sounds great!

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