Chemmeen/Prawns/Shrimp Olathiyathu

Chemmeen/Prawns/Shrimp Olathiyathu

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When Amma asks me what I want special on reaching home, this dish is always on the top of my list  (btw, I dont know whether it can be called a list, because my cravings are endless ;) ). Now when I say Amma asks, don’t misunderstand that she is cooking …..hhmm she doesn’t cook much …I mean she cooks, but only once in a while. She doesn’t have a knack for cooking or should I say …the art of cooking doesn’t fascinate her as much as it does me ;). So our home cooking is outsourced to sarasa chechy, our maid. She cooks really well and this is her recipe. But there are certain dishes which I like the best when amma makes it …like parippu payasam, orotti, bombay toast etc; (more on these in another post)

Though Amma doesn’t cook much, she encourages my cooking and gives expert advice  ;) and hey she does marketing  for my blog too…she promotes my blog among her friends & colleagues, I guess that’s how she compensates for her cooking skills :)

A few days back, I had a craving for this dish. I called home and asked sarasa chechy the recipe. Since I called out of the blue, she was very confused and nervous while telling me the recipe but finally  Amma came to her rescue… and in the end I was confused :). The person who knows the recipe (Sarasa chechy) is confused and cant explain, and the person who doesnt know (my Amma) is explaining with  confidence saying” di.. nee athu korachitto, venamenkil ethum koodi kurachu etto” ;)  Anyways I figured it somehow and, I was happy with the outcome.

Please check out the picture of Prawns Olathiyathu, made by Bindhu, based on the above recipe. Thanks dear :)

Here is the recipe:

  1. Prawns – 250 gms, peeled
  2. Ginger & garlic – 1 tbsp each, crushed
  3. Chili powder – 1/2 – 1 tbsp
    Turmeric powder – 1/2 tsp
    Coriander powder – 1/2 tbsp (optional, refer notes)
    Garam masala – 1/2 – 1 tsp (optional, refer notes)
  4. Kokum(kudam puli) – 2-3 small pieces soaked in water for around 10 minutes
  5. Thengakothu (tiny coconut pieces) – 1/4 cup (you can add more if you like)
  6. Onions – 2, sliced finely
    Small onion – 5, sliced thinly
  7. Salt
    Curry leaves
    Coconut oil

Wash and clean the prawns. Add half of the ginger & garlic, chili (half of it) & turmeric powder, kokum, thengakothu, salt & curry leaves. Mix well using your hands. Add water and cook till it is done, make sure that prawns are not over cooked. Drain the excess water.

Heat oil in a pan and add finely sliced small onion and fry till it becomes golden brown. Add remaining ginger & garlic, curry leaves & onion. Saute till the onion becomes light brown. Add the remaining chili powder, coriander powder & garam masala (if using) and fry till the raw smell goes and oil starts appearing. Add cooked prawns & salt (since prawns is already cooked with salt, adjust the salt for the gravy accordingly). Mix well and add 2-3 tbsp of  water. Cook it till the water is dried and  prawns are well coated with masala. I like the prawns to be roasted well, so I keep it for around 10-12minutes on low flame, by stirring it in between. Serve with rice or roti.

Notes: The original recipe does not use coriander powder & garam masala. Since I like it spicy, I added it. So you can use it as per your taste.

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  • http://foodieshope.blogspot.com Asha

    Hi maria, prawn dish looks mouthwatering. Usually, I don’t buy or cook with Prawns but I bought a pack y’day. Planning to make Molee, now I have to try this dish too. Thanks. Enjoy the rest of the weekend! :)

    • http://www.mariasmenu.com Maria

      Thanks Asha :) Please do try this, am sure you will like it. Have a great week ahead!!

  • http://varshaspaceblog.blogspot.com varsha

    ithu ente all time fav aa..even yday we made n ate like nything..Your pic looks fab..yummy..but I skip cocum tho..I guess authentic roast skips any tanginess,but some tomatoes are added for a kick..

    • http://www.mariasmenu.com Maria

      Thanks Varsha….

      Back home we put kokum in most prawns preparations & I just love the combo :), but abt the authenticity part, am clueless :)

  • http://kaipunyam.com tina

    hai da…ithu enteyun fav anu…prawns nd kudampuli kidilam combination thanne….

    • http://www.mariasmenu.com Maria

      yes Tina dear, I agree with u, prawns n kudampuli oru kidilan sambhavam thanneya :)

  • http://divyascookbook.blogspot.com Divya

    Hey Maria..loved reading through your post..esp the “athu kurachitto..venengil athum itto”hehe.Lovely pic!!

    • http://www.mariasmenu.com Maria

      Thanks Divya :)

  • seeba

    ha ha! “…… and in the end I was confused” this really made ,laugh! :) lol…….really intresting to read…..and ofcourse u have posted one of my ever fav recipes,if i buy prawns this is wot i always love to make.

    • http://www.mariasmenu.com Maria

      Thanks Seeba…evn I like to make this always, but my husband likes the prawns roast more…so mari mari undakkum :)

  • http://yum-world.blogspot.com/ Divz

    ohhh its my fav too!! after all who doesnt like prawns??

    • http://www.mariasmenu.com Maria

      yes divz, I guess its the most commonly liked seafood n i think its really hard to find somebody who doesn’t like prawns. Though I wish there were many then we wouldn’t have to share it ;)

  • Bejoy

    Hi Maria

    I am from Cochin. And I am living in a Village called Varapuzha. This is the season of “Chemmeen Kettu” here. WE usually having our mamma’s “Chemmeen Ulathhu” (Vadakara Style). Today I tried this. It was awsome everybody liked it. Thanks for the recipe

    • http://www.mariasmenu.com Maria

      Hi Bejoy

      am very very happy that you tried it and liked it also :) Am also from cochin, my father always comes to varapuzha to buy karimeen, he says varapuzha karimeen is really good!!

  • http://mykitchentreasures.blogspot.com/ Happy Cook

    I knew when i read the title in the reader, it will be a torture again comming here.
    Wish i had them. And i mean really i wish i had these chemeen.
    Looks so so so delicous.

    • http://www.mariasmenu.com Maria

      Thanks HC, and am so sorry about the torturing part :)

  • Zareena

    Kandittu vaayil kappal odunnu…Gud one Maria!!!!!

  • http://vishnucooks.blogspot.com Priya Sriram

    Hi Maria,

    First time to your blog. I was fascinated by the wonderful recipes and photos. Great job! :) Will visit often.

    -Priya

  • http://curryworld.wordpress.com veena

    Hi dear …
    Maria ..what is this ..enne evide irikan sammathikkille hey ..da chemmen looks so so yummy dear ..i think i must try this ..my in laws are coming tomorrow..achan love chemmen a lot ..i used to make my chemmen roast ..nale oru change akatte allee da…so will be back with the result
    love
    veena

  • http://www.tangerineskitchen.blogspot.com rachel

    If I was making this..doubt if any would reach the table.

  • http://www.mariasmenu.com Maria

    Zareena, thanks a lot :)

    Priya, thank you for dropping in..hope to see you again…

    Veena, avide erikenda, engottu vannolu :) hope you are having a great time with your in laws’. Undakii nokittu engane undennu parayanne dear…

    Rachel – hahaha, actually I too find it hard to resist the temptation, I do a lot of taste testing for this ;)

  • meeba

    Hi,
    I tried this recipe came out excellent,but I didnt drain any water after cooking the prawns…
    Thank u

    • http://www.mariasmenu.com Maria

      Thanks a lot Meeba for your feedback and am very happy to know that you liked it. Please do try other recipes also, hope you will like it…

      Take care..

  • Crispus

    Hi Maria, first time to your blog. abs loved reading ur post esp abt the nervous cook and recipe confident mom :)) …prawns r my alltime fav but my hubby has shellfood allergy :( and so i dont take the trouble to make it for just myself..pakshe i always lov to droooooool over gud prawn recipes and the yummy lukin pics…so i landed here at ur blog….am gonna look out for more of ur recipes..:)
    By any chance cud u post easter menu??
    Advance Happy Easter…

    • http://www.mariasmenu.com Maria

      Hi Crispus

      Happy to know that you liked the pics and enjoyed reading the post. Sorry for the delayed rep :(

      I’ve posted a christmas party menu, last year. You can see it here:
      http://www.mariasmenu.com/favourites/christmas-party-menu

      I will also try to put a link to some recipes which are not included in that menu.

      Hope you find it useful. Please do try the recipes when you’ve time and write to me :)

      Wish you and your family a happy easter!!
      Cheers
      Maria

  • http://photo.net/photodb/member-photos?user_id=637595&include=all&unlimit=1 Rajeev

    Absolutely funny story!! Almost like my grand parents house. I loved your recipe. I have tried it on my day off and it just took me all the way back to Keralam… thank you for that magic…love your blog spot……regards, Rajeev Thomas.

  • http://photo.net/photodb/member-photos?user_id=637595&include=all&unlimit=1 Rajeev Thomas

    Maria…. I really like this recipe. :-) :-) Made this dish on my day off. Loved it…brought back many memories from the past. Times of growing up and having similar dishes from grand mothers kitchen. Your story with the recipe made me laugh out so loud because it sounds excatly like my grandparents house… I will be a frequent visitor to your blog. Your recipes are awesome!! Thank you for sharing your recipes… a hungry malayalee soul…. Rajeev.

    • http://www.mariasmenu.com Maria

      Hi Rajeev

      Thanks for trying this and am really happy that you liked it. Sorry for the delayed reply, was in India for my vacation.

      Please do try out other recipes as well, love to hear your feedback :)

      Cheers
      Maria

  • Raji

    Great recipe!! I tried it and it was so good….. made me miss home!! Love your pictures of the recipes also…. will be back!! take care and keep cooking, Raj.

    • http://www.mariasmenu.com Maria

      Hi Raji

      Thanks for trying it out, really happy to know that you liked it.

      Please do try out other recipes and let me know.

      Happy cooking :)

      Maria

  • Kamani

    hi maria,

    As of now, i hav tried this recipe and veg pulav.. happy to say tht it taste’s good and thanks a lot for all ur wonderful and easy recipes.

    Regards,
    Kamani

    • http://www.mariasmenu.com Maria

      Hi Kamani

      Thanks a lot for trying the recipes. Since the comment is coming from my school friend, its very special to me :)

      All the best for your cooking adventures :)

      Cheers
      Maria

  • Nikhila

    I am new to your site. I love the way you have presented,especially the mouth-watering photos.
    Am also from Kerala,cherthala.

    From now onwards I will visit your site often.

    Good luck

    • http://www.mariasmenu.com Maria

      Hi Nikhila

      Welcome to my blog!!

      Thanks a lot for your sweet words. Hope you will like the recipes too :)

      Please let me know your feedback if you try out any recipes.

      Cheers
      Maria

  • Fathima

    Hi maria…..i tell u dis recipe of urs is lovely….i came thru ur blog last week and trust me, i have already made this recipe 4 times!!!!!!!every second day,my hubby dear demands for dis dish……!!!!!!keep posting such yummy recipes…..tc..

    • http://www.mariasmenu.com Maria

      Hi Fathima,

      Thanks a lot dear for writing to me. Am really excited to know that you liked this dish :) Pls do try out other recipes also…

      Cheers
      Maria

  • Anila

    Thanks for the recipe. I tried this yesterday , it came well.

    • http://www.mariasmenu.com Maria

      Thanks Anila :)

  • Chef

    A very simple and mouth watering recipie…v tried it…and yet to eat it..im sure its goin to taste gud…thanks sister.

  • Anup

    Thank you. Tried it out for the first time and worked out well. Plz keep postin

    • http://www.mariasmenu.com Maria

      Thanks Anup :)

  • shibu

    Hey u know what kodum puli and kokar are 2 diff things. check out this blog http://blog.sigsiv.com/2008/04/kudampuli-gambooge.html

    ur recipe looks good,must try it out. BTW in kochi that yesudas’ house turned dilips restaurant..we couldnt go but its supposed to be ok. I heard it was named D’LIP and then the restaurant name I think Mango tree. There are now a lot restaurants mushrooming there, one of them was Daal roti, I think it has been around more than one year.Then when we went in apr, there was tea bungalow which is near kummumpuram.It was erstwhile brook bond bungalow.Anyone can tell u,but the cusine is fusion and International and not cheap. Then on princess street there is one restaurant by Abad hotel chaps with a very french styled name, and then koders house which is an old house turned into a restaurant in hotel. Then on princess street itself there is the courtyard which attracts a lot of white tourists. Thats all I can remember, my in laws who have lived there for 40yrs can tell more and Yes Fort kochi is far from the other kochi and ancient also. Its very humid there but the sea food is too good,some of the local thatta shops make yumm stuff but I prefer my mother in laws seafood and all home made prawns and fish I can get.Hope this was helpful.Ta

    • http://www.mariasmenu.com Maria

      Hi Shibu,

      Thanks for the link.

      Yeah, I also heard there are many new restaurants in that area. Some of the other readers also mentioned Dal Roti, so it must be real good then :)

      Thanks for taking time to share this info. Appreciate it :)

      Cheers
      Maria

  • Nasreen Shanavas

    Hello Mariechi…

    How r u??? U know what…I will be flying to Dubai within a few days..This will be the first time am getting separated from my Mom..am very tensed since I myself will have to manage the kitchen completely…so i am completely depending upon ur blog….i am writing down most of the recipes in a notebook and will take it with me….I hope that would held help me and my dear husband…
    Regarding this recipe…is there any substitute for thengakothu???? Please do reply….
    Take care….

    • http://www.mariasmenu.com Maria

      Hi Nasreen,

      I’m doing good dear. How about you?

      There is no substitute for thengakothu, but dont worry, you will get in Dubai. You get all Kerala food items there.

      Btw, dont get tensed about managing kitchen n all, I’m sure you will do it well :)

      All the best! May God bless you with all happiness in the new place!

      Happy cooking :)

      Cheers
      Maria

  • Rose

    Maria, tried this recipe yesterday and it came out well….Thanks…my hubby loved it ….me too…Thanks Maria for sharing this simple yet wonderful recipe…

    • http://www.mariasmenu.com Maria

      Hi Rose,

      Thank you so much fro trying the recipe from here and also for taking time to leave your comment. Appreciate it a lot :)

      Cheers
      Maria

  • premu

    Hi Maria (chechi). I dont know whether to call you your name or address u as chechi. Anyways first of all lemme shower you with camel loads of flowers of thanks and appreciation. Thank you very much for posting this recipe. Today I bought 250 gms of Prawns (less quantity since this is the first time am going to try prawns). I was looking for a recipe on the internet which is typical kerala style and i wanted one with “thenga koth” .Oh i was soo soo happy and excited when i saw this reciped in your blog. I am going to make it your way, your mom’s way, sarasa chechi’s way. Lemme try it. I shall let you know how it came out for sure. Once in a while i experiment with cooking. I have learnt all my skills from my mom. She is a great cook. I was about to call Devumma ( my amma) when i couldnt find any good recipes, and thats when i stumbled upon your writing. I am put up in bangalore, living alone. My parents live in Ernakulam. I learnt quite a few recipes from internet as well. So today am goingi to learn and make a new item with your guidance. Thank you Maria (chechi). Will keep you posted.

    Premu

    • http://www.mariasmenu.com Maria

      Hi Premu,

      Thank you so much for such a long & sweet comment, btw, you can call me Maria :)

      So did you try this recipe? If yes, I really hope you liked it…please do share your comment here.

      Happy cooking & all the best!!

      Cheers
      Maria

      • premu

        @Maria, Oh Yes Maria…..awesome awesome awesome…..!!! superb. It has come out very well. I added both mallipodi and gharam masala powder. The dish was fantabulous. I wrote to u just before i made it, but sorry for the delay in posting a reply. I am gonna try your recipes. Weekends…..

        Today I was tired so wanted to make something quick for dinner. I made egg masala curry. Steamed potatoes, thenga varutharachath and boiled egg. Simple but it has come out quite ok i guess. Thank you. Hey I bought mushrooms the other day, but I dont know how to cook it. Do you have any mushroom recipe?

        • http://www.mariasmenu.com Maria

          Hi Premu,

          Thanks a lot :) I’m so happy that you liked it. Btw, no need to say sorry n all…

          I’ve posted a mushroom peas masala recipe. You can see it here:

          http://www.mariasmenu.com/spicy/mushroom-peas-masala

          Hope you’ll like it…

          Cheers
          Maria

      • Nazia

        Hi Maria,

        Thanks for Chemmeen/Prawns/Shrimp Olathiyathu recipie, if kokum is not there can we use tamrin juice plz suggets?????

  • remya

    hey maria!!!

    adipoli prawn recipe ayirunnu ide…was a dull boring sunday…and needed jus some yummy dish like dis to spice it up !!! loved every bit of it…esp i love it when thengakottu pieces are there in the dishes!!!

    will explore more of ur recipes now! :-)

    • http://www.mariasmenu.com Maria

      Hi Remya,

      Its so good to know that this recipe came out well & spiced up your Sunday ;) Thanks a lot dear for trying the recipe from here. Btw, I’m also a big thengakothu fan :)

      Please try other recipes also when time permits.

      Cheers
      Maria

  • Paru

    Hi Maria,

    Nice recipes. Would it be a lot of trouble to mention the preparation and cooking time required, as well? It would be a lot of help for busy people to quickly decide if this is do’able right away or not!

    Thanks!
    Parvathy.

    • http://www.mariasmenu.com Maria

      Hi Paru,

      Thank you :)

      I’ll keep in mind your suggestion though I’m not sure how far I’ll be able to do it. Anyways I’ll give it a try and see…

      Cheers
      Maria

  • diny shameer

    hi mariamma,
    my kid like chemmeen very much and i bought it yestrday,and i was confused to cook which style,an finally i came to cook ur dish,but wat to say she liked it that much
    that she wont give any bal to us,and i licked the pan and satisfied and decided to buy more prawns next time.

    • http://www.mariasmenu.com Maria

      Diny dear,

      Ninte molkku ente vaka oru big umma :) pinne I’m soooo happy dear that she liked it very much. You can taste it nest time, athu mathi ketto ;)

      Thanks a lot di for posting a comment here…

      Love
      Maria

  • neethu

    Hi Maria,

    When I started cooking after my marriage, initially i used to google the name of the dish i want to make and get different recipes and try out what seems to be best and suiting my taste. That it when i came across your website and I happened to choose your recipes, not just because the pics look so appetizing and delicious, but also because, they suit my taste and they are simple to follow. Needless to say, they came out wonderful once it was cooked.

    I must say, I stopped googling for recipes and I started coming directly to your website and searching here to find my dish of the day :).

    Thank you so much for posting such awesome recipes and saving the poor souls like me who are not that talented in the kitchen.

    Keep posting and wishing you all the very best.

    -Neethu

    • http://www.mariasmenu.com Maria

      Dear Neethu,

      Thanks a million for such a lovely comment. I was so thrilled after reading your comment :) Its a great pleasure to know that you like the recipes here, thanks again for taking time to share your feedback with us. It means a lot to me.

      Hope you’ll continue to visit this space & try the recipes…

      Wish you the very best!

      Cheers
      Maria

  • Linda

    Hi Maria

    I have been visiting your website for some months now. You can thank my mother. She loves what u cook and sends me emails of whatever u cook every week. It’ s really inspiring since I’m just an amateur cook. Baking is the only thing that I keep trying now and then.

    I’ve been married for 6 months now and I’m trying to get myself to cook like a pro..well, just like mom! =). I must say, the dishes look very delicious as seen in the pictures.

    I would like to thank you for posting the typical naadan receipes. My husband is a hard core fan of kerala cooked dishes espec when it comes to meat. Please continue cooking and making the best dishes. You are just going to make young people like me happy .

    Warm regards
    Linda

    P.S. The prawns olathiyathu receipe looks marvelous. Will try it over the weekend

    • http://www.mariasmenu.com Maria

      Hi Linda,

      First of all, let me wish you a wonderful & blessed married life! May God Bless You!

      Thanks a ton for the wonderful comment :). Please do convey my special regards & a big Thank You to your mother for recommending this space. Its a pleasure to know that you find this space helpful. Please do try the recipes, when time permits and also share your feedback. Would love to hear from you…

      All the best & happy cooking/baking!

      Cheers
      Maria

  • Vimala

    The above mentioned prawns recipe was awesome, my hubby liked it very much, thanks a lot.

    • http://www.mariasmenu.com Maria

      Hi Vimala,

      Thanks a lot for sharing your feedback here. Nice to know that it came out well :)

      Cheers
      Maria

  • http://cookeatnblogit.blogspot.com/ Akhila Antony

    Thanks for sharing this recipe. I made this n came out well.. Exactly like my mom’s. Good recipes. keep it up, Cheers akhila

    • http://mariasmenu.com Maria Jose

      Hi Akhila,

      Thanks dear for trying the recipe & also for posting a comment here :) I’m glad to hear that it’s like your mom’s preparation.

      Cheers
      Maria

  • Devusreejesh

    The dish looks yummy… Wanna try it soon.. Best wishes…

    • http://mariasmenu.com Maria Jose

      Thanks Devus :) I do hope you will like it. Happy cooking!

      Cheers
      Maria

  • http://mariasmenu.com Maria Jose

    Hi Asha,

    Nice to hear that you liked the prawns olathiyathu. Btw, I didnt know that kodampuli is not used in Kollam side…. Thanks a lot dear for trying the recipes from here. Also thanks a bunch for letting me know your feedback :)

    Cheers
    Maria

    • http://www.facebook.com/sivaprasaad ?????????? ?????

      who said kodampuli is not using in kiollam side. she might be ignorant. for me she is the firt one among the keralites who dislikes the taste of kudampuli. am also from kollam. we are using kudampuli for meencurry and peera.

  • Riyorin

    Hi maria…
    Again !!! awesome recipe…Thanks a lllloooottt..I started cookin’ since Dec 2009…with no hope of being good at it…But now…i’m a good cook….Ur recipes has helped me a lot …Thanks dear…

    • http://mariasmenu.com Maria Jose

      Hi Riyo,

      Its a pleasure to hear that the recipes posted here helps you… I’m glad that that you liked the recipes :) Thank you so much for the lovely comment.

      Cheers
      Maria

  • Asha Jeesmon

    Hi Maria,
    I tried this today and came out well. I cooked it for my sis and she really love it . thanks for this recipie.
    Asha

    • http://mariasmenu.com Maria Jose

      Hi Asha,

      Thank you for trying this recipe. Its nice to know that it came out well for you. Thanks for posting the comment :)

      Cheers
      Maria

  • Asha Jeesmon

    Hi Maria,
    I tried this today and came out well. I cooked it for my sis and she really love it . thanks for this recipie.
    Asha

  • Mrs. Ash

    Hi Maria,

    I tried ur chemmeen ularthiyathu today. Turnedout good. Lip smacking as per my 7 year old daughter. Keep up the good work and keep posting.
    Mrs. Ash.

    • http://mariasmenu.com Maria Jose

      Hi Mrs. Ash,

      Thanks a bunch for your sweet comment. I’m specially happy to know that your little girl liked it :) Please say my big Thank you to her.

      Cheers
      Maria

  • Jinu

    Going to try your recipe now… I’m very bad in cooking :) wish me luck… Will let u know the outcome…

    • http://mariasmenu.com Maria Jose

      Hi Jinu,

      I know my reply is late, sorry about it. I was away on holidays. So how did your chemmeen olathiyathu turn out?

      Cheers
      Maria

  • http://nonaspensieve.blogspot.com Nona

    I have made this dish using your recipe… many times now. Thank you for the simple and easy to understand recipe. I love this site. Been recommending to many

    • http://mariasmenu.com Maria Jose

      Hi Nona,

      Thank you so much for your comment :) Its really nice to know that this recipe came out well for you. Thanks a bunch again for recommending this site, appreciate it very much dear :)

      Cheers
      Maria

  • Vanajasathis

    my mother is an excellent cook,she’s 93 and does not remember the recipes This was the recipe I was looking for,thanks a million times

    • http://mariasmenu.com Maria Jose

      Hi Vanaja,

      Its great to know that you could find a recipe similar to that pf your mom’s here :)

      Cheers
      Maria

  • Ann Marita

    Dear Maria ,

    I am a hard core fan of you. I always try new dishes from your list of magics.

    • http://mariasmenu.com Maria Jose

      Thank you so much Ann for your kind words :)

      Happy cooking!

      Cheers
      Maria

  • Divya

    Thanks …very good recipe….

    • http://mariasmenu.com Maria Jose

      Thank you Divya!

  • Varsha

    Hi maria,
    i tried your prawns olathiyathu and it turned out to be yummy!Everybody at home liked it and now i keep coming back to this website hunting for more tasty receipes:-) 

    • http://mariasmenu.com Maria Jose

      Hi Varsha,

      Thanks a lot for trying the recipe & also for leaving a comment here. I’m happy that the prawns came out well for you :)

      Cheers
      Maria

  • Sonali

    Hi Maria
      first time in your space…i just loved this prawns recipe in your space…..i too hav a space only on fish recipes…do visit sometimes n let me know ur valuable comments…glad to follow ur space here :-)

    http://onlyfishrecipes.blogspot.com/

  • Sonali

    Hi Maria
      first time in your space…i just loved this prawns recipe in your space…..i too hav a space only on fish recipes…do visit sometimes n let me know ur valuable comments…glad to follow ur space here :-)

    http://onlyfishrecipes.blogspot.com/

  • Jai

    a great treat for the tongue.thanks a ton maria

    • http://mariasmenu.com Maria Jose

      Thank you Jai :)

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  • vandana

    Thank you for the recipe..all at home liked it..it was a success..

    • http://mariasmenu.com Maria Jose

      You are welcome Vandana! Great to know that this recipe came out well for you :)

      Thanks for the comment!

      Cheers
      Maria

  • Sherin Daniel

    hi maria…
    Prawns are my all time favourtie and when it’s the kerala style….i jus love it! I started entering the kitchen n cooking something for the last 2 months only…i came up with the idea of suprising my mom with something really yummy n thats when i saw your prawn recipie..that was the very 1st time i browsed your site….i cooked it yesterday exactly the same way u had written…and when my  mom returned from work n tasted the ” prawn olathiyathu” she was  like WOWWWW….tooo good!!!!!!! The dish blended so well with the rice :-)
     Thank u so much for such a simple n yet a yummy dish….hats off to u…

    • http://mariasmenu.com Maria Jose

      Hi Sherin,

      I’m really excited to know that you were able to give a pleasant surprise to your mom with the prawns recipe :) Thanks a lot dear.

      Please do try other recipes too when time permits.

      Cheers
      Maria

  • Jeethuwilson

    Maria chechi,

    I am trying it today

    Will reply out come

    Jeethu

    • http://mariasmenu.com Maria Jose

      Hi Jeethu,

      Hope it came out well for you :)

      Cheers
      Maria

      • Jeethu wilson

        Mariachechiiiiii !!!!!!! Awsome!! I I tried without Coriander Powder and Garam Masala.

        My Wife Liked it very Much

        Thanks for your wonderful Recipe also whenever I want to make our Kitchen to Food Lab I drool to your site.

        Now a days I keep Laptop in Kitchen and do.

        All Items are nicely coming out.

        Thanks once again

        • http://mariasmenu.com Maria Jose

          Hi Jeethu,

          Thanks a lot for your comment. Really nice to know that you try recipes from here regularly :) Thanks for taking time to share your feedback here.

          Happy cooking!

          Cheers
          Maria

  • Teenann969

    Hey,,,Maria,,really mouth watering…thanks

    • http://mariasmenu.com Maria Jose

      You are welcome dear :)

  • Sunil & Sree

    Hi Maria chechi,
    We tried the dish yesterday, and the outcome was superb.. Since it was a saturday evening me & my wife were ready for some experiments with the prawn we had bought.. After googling we found your recipe the most mouthwatering of all.. We were so tempted by the image of chemmeen ularthiyathu.. And the end result was awesome, so yummy-yummy.. Will be trying some of ur other recipes in coming days.. Thanks once again.. Sharing some photos also, of that yummy prawn ularthiyathu.. :)

    • http://mariasmenu.com Maria Jose

      Hi Sunil & Sree,

      Thanks a lot guys for selecting the recipe from here :) I’m really happy that you enjoyed this dish. Hope you get to try some more recipes from here.

      Btw, I couldnt see the pics :( can you please email it to mjm@jpm.cc

      Cheers
      Maria

  • http://mariasmenu.com Maria Jose

    Thanks again dear :)

  • Smitha Vijay

    Hi Maria,
    Tried this recipe today.Needless to say,like all your other recipes – this one too is yummmmmmmmmy !!My husband loved it so much…Thank u soo much for the wonderful recipe !!

    • http://mariasmenu.com Maria Jose

      You are welcome Smitha dear :) Great to know that this recipe was enjoyed by your family. Thanks a lot for the comment.

      Cheers
      Maria

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  • nidhinrajcc

    I am going to prepare it now..thax..:))
    Nidhin Raj CC

    • http://mariasmenu.com Maria Jose

      Hope it came out well for you…

  • Muralee

    Satisfied mam fully satisfied thanks for this good recipe.
    We have prepared in mud pot and added some coriander leafs last.

    • http://mariasmenu.com Maria Jose

      Thanks Muralee! Nice to know that you liked it.

      Cheers
      Maria

  • http://www.facebook.com/veena.vas.73 Veena Vas

    Hi maria,
    Please check this linkhttp://cookwithherman.blogspot.in/2012/09/prawn-pepper-fry-cafreal-prawns-double.html
    looks like it is a copy of your above recipe

    • http://mariasmenu.com Maria Jose

      Hi Veena,

      Thanks a lot for letting me know about it. I’ll contact them and ask to remove the same. Hopefully they will do that..

      Cheers
      Maria

  • kadambatbalakrishnan

    Hi Maria, I shall try this next Friday(weekend -BAH). Last week I tried your Thengachammanthi which was really tasty. I enjoyed my curd rice with that chammanthi. Nowadays, my main hobby is to go through your recipes details. I hope it will not affect my regular office work ha ha

    • http://mariasmenu.com Maria Jose

      Thank you! I do hope you will like it. Nice to know that you like the chammanthi recipe.

      Really happy to know that you enjoy going through the recipes, thank you!

      Cheers
      Maria

  • kadambatbalakrishnan

    Hi Maria, while using valampuli, is it necessary to use tomatos?

    • http://mariasmenu.com Maria Jose

      Hi,

      In this recipe, usually i dont use tomatoes. Also I use kudampuli and not valanpuli.

      Cheers
      Maria

  • Dr.Chippi isac

    maria feels a bit confusing will come back to u after preparing

    • http://mariasmenu.com Maria Jose

      what happened Chippi? Hope it came out well..

  • Merlyn

    Hi Maria, I tried this recipe today, as had some guest arriving who are total prawn freaks. Receipe turned out to be very yummy & also received appreciation. Thanks a ton :)

    • http://mariasmenu.com Maria Jose

      Hi Merlyn,

      You are welcome dear! So happy to know that your guests enjoyed this dish :)

      Thanks for your comment!

      Cheers
      Maria

  • http://www.facebook.com/aparna.pnair Aparna Nair

    Maria,

    I have tried your recipes 2-3 times. You can never go wrong!!Too good. I’ve tried your chicken recipes and today tried this shrimp recipe. It has come out great. Thank you. When is your book coming out?

    • http://mariasmenu.com Maria Jose

      Hi Aparna,

      Thanks a bunch for your wonderful comment. It’s a pleasure to know that you like the recipes posted here :)

      Cook book is still work in progress, hopefully I should be able to do something about it..

      Cheers
      Maria

    • http://mariasmenu.com Maria Jose

      Hi Aparna,

      Thanks a bunch for your wonderful comment. It’s a pleasure to know that you like the recipes posted here :)

      Cook book is still work in progress, hopefully I should be able to do something about it..

      Cheers
      Maria

  • http://www.facebook.com/aparna.pnair Aparna Nair

    Maria,

    I have tried your recipes 2-3 times. You can never go wrong!!Too good. I’ve tried your chicken recipes and today tried this shrimp recipe. It has come out great. Thank you. When is your book coming out?

  • http://www.facebook.com/sarenjit.kaur.5 Sarenjit Kaur

    Hi there, I have tried a few recipes from your site and they’re really really good. However I wanted to know if it’s possible to not use coconut pieces or coconut milk in the recipes without affecting the taste. I live in Malaysia and some ingredients are either not available or not favoured taste wise. Once again my taste buds thank you

    • http://mariasmenu.com Maria Jose

      Hi Sarenjit,

      Thanks a bunch for trying the recipes from here :) You can skip coconut pieces, but I’m not very sure about coconut milk. Again, it depends on each recipe. Skipping it might affect the texture and flavour of the dish. However if you dont like the taste, you can always adjust the recipe to suit your requirements.

      Cheers
      Maria

  • Gayatri Pratap

    Hi Maria!
    Yet another fantastic recipe from you. I tried this and it came out really well. However instead of using using water at the end i used the excess water from the cooked shrimp. It added to the flavor. THank u once again!
    Cheers,
    Gayatri

    • http://mariasmenu.com Maria Jose

      You are welcome dear :) Good to know that this recipe worked out for you.. I’m sure the prawns stock took the flavour of the dish to another level

  • Meenu

    Hi Maria
    thank u so much for posting this recipe… last sunday was the first time I made prawns… but with your recipe for guidance t was amazing !!! al loved it . I made a small addition… Instead of the garam masala I added Sambhar powder. It was super delicious.

    thanks a ton!!1

    Meenu

    • http://mariasmenu.com Maria Jose

      Thanks a lot Meenu for your comment :) So good to know that you chose the recipe from here for your first attempt with prawns.

      Adding sambar powder to prawns is new to me, interesting!

      Cheers
      Maria

  • Sandhya

    Hi Maria,
    I tried this recipe with mushrooms instead of prawns and replaced kokum with tomatoes, it was a huge hit. Thanks alot for this amazing recipe..will try with prawns very soon :-)
    Keep up the good work!
    Regards,
    Sandhya Vijay

    • http://mariasmenu.com Maria Jose

      Hi Sandhya,

      That sounds great! We also like mushroom, so I’ll try your version sometime.

      Thanks for the comment and thanks for sharing your version here :)

      Cheers
      Maria

  • sonia flory

    Hi Maria,
    I will be trying out this recipe but wld like to know if this goes well with appam.

    Thanks
    Sonia flory

    • http://mariasmenu.com Maria Jose

      Hi Sonia,

      It’s a dry dish, so I dont think it will be a good side dish for appam.

  • sonia flory

    Can you suggest a prawn recipe which goes well with appam.

    Thanks
    Sonia flory

  • http://mariasmenu.com Maria Jose

    You are welcome Sonia :) I do hope your son had a great b’day and enjoyed the appam and prawns curry.

    Cheers
    Maria

  • chalsice

    This prawns recipe is really mouth watering.niwadays lots of prawns in manama arket.cant wait to get my hands on it

    • http://mariasmenu.com Maria Jose

      Thanks :) I do hope you get to try them soon..

  • Ratheesh P R

    Good one.

    • http://mariasmenu.com Maria Jose

      Thanks!

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