Friday, February 26, 2010

Unakka Chemmeen Chamanthi

Looking at the remaining baby shrimp from last week, we thought of all that we could make and then Alas we realized that we missed the classic recipe Cheemmen Chamanthi, a favorite in all mallu homes. So here's our very own version. All you need is a bowl of kanji or steaming rice to enjoy this mouthwatering chutney.

Prep time : 10 mins
Ingredients
Onakka Chemmeen/ Dried shrimp: 1/2 cup
Grated coconut : 1/3 cup
Dried red chillies: 3-4
Shallots/Pearl onions: 2-3
Garlic(chopped): 1/2 teaspoon
Ginger(chopped):1/2 teaspoon
Curry leaves: 2-3 leaves
Oil :1 teaspoon
Salt to taste

Heat lil oil in a kadai /deep pan.Fry the baby shrimp for about 3-5 mins. Add rest of the ingredients and keep roasting it on low flame for about 5-10 mins till all the rawness goes away. Turn off the heat and let it slightly cool before you coarsely grind. Enjoy!!


28 comments:

  1. Very nice one! really tempting!

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  2. wow!!!unakka chemmeen chammanthiyum choorum nice combination!!

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  3. Those baby shrimps look awesome..i just wanna reach out and take a bite, not that I would..the cooked version will suffice! Nice combo! I would prefer it with small grained rice since my tummy isn't trained for a bigger one.

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  4. wow!!nice chammanthiyum....choorum chammanthiyum nalla adipoli taste annuilla..

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  5. lovely recipe and love the click too

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  6. Iyoooo control nashtapettu dear...Simply simply superb and mouthwatering...Nalla choodu chorinte koode illakki ilakki thinnan thonunne...

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  7. echiri choru tharumoo.....mouth watering..

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  8. trust me guys my mouth is watering. such a sinful dish. yum yum .will make it definitely.

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  9. Wow..dried shrimp looks so fresh, surely it turns out to be delicious, love your presentation....

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  10. wow, such a delicious and unique recipe!

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  11. This sounds so tempting and spicy...I have never tried dried shrimp before...the chammanthi looks so good with the rice :)

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  12. Wwowww this chammanthi sounds really awesome, we do a sort of spice powder with this dried shrimp, will try out this chammathi..

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  13. Adipoli chammanthi.... kothiyavunne.

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  14. its a WONDERFUL combination!!!!.. one among my favorites...mamma undaakunna konchu chamanthiyude ruchi ethuvare naavil ninnu pooyittilla...

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  15. ayyo...ente Fav!!!! looks fabulously yummy and adipoloi dearies...kothipichu ;)

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  16. oru kalam chooru thinam ithu undengil..engane kothipikalle..

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  17. hmm i just love these so much..thanks for sharing:)yummy yum yum

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  18. Wish you and your family a very Happy Holi.
    Very nice and tempting dish. Thanks for this wonderful recipe.

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  19. I had this once at my friends place and I got the recipe from her... I know how wonder it tastes with the kerala rice... I always ask her to make this shrimp thogayal everytime I visit her place... beautiful presentation!!!

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  20. Beautiful mouth watering click ......rice looks so beautiful and i'm chammati is yummy .

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  21. that's a quick and delicious dish !!! the method sounds easy and must be tasting wonderful with rice!!!

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  22. Beautiful snapshot! The rice looks perfect! :-)
    Rice and chutney is a satisfying combination.

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  23. Wow looks nice and bookmarked it to try soon. Nice click as well.

    Pavithra
    www.dishesfrommykitchen.com

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  24. wow new question ;> where did u get the onakka chemmeen,.... i ve searched high n low for them

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  25. @Sidu we got the onakka chemmeen from chinese store.. they usually carry most of dried fish varieties..

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