We recently tried a recipe from this blog and it turned out great. And last week we tried this dish from the same blog. It was spectacular. Thank you Shiny for posting these favorite dishes. Her blog is like a cookbook dream come true for me.
The dish is made of dried shrimp. This is available in Kerala grocery stores in the US. Fish and coconut are integral to Kerala cuisine, and this dish is a happy combo of the two. Dried fish are stinky, but taste great. The prepared dish doesn’t smell of the dried shrimp at all. Dried shrimp is cooked with some water and mango, coconut ground to a silky paste is added to it and finally dressed up with shallots and curry leaves in coconut oil.
Although I didn’t have fresh mango, I substituted amchur powder as the recipe suggested. It worked quite well.
This recipe is a keeper. It is easy to make and tastes great. Thank you Shynee!!
Rice with chemmeen curry and radish saute.
You pictures are beautiful…
Have a question, do u have to remove the shells of the dried prawns before using it ???
i’m almost drooling here,Gini..You know my husband hates fish especially shrimp..so now way i could prepare it.Lucky you!!!
OMG, i can’t wait to make it again. I just love all those unakka chemmeen curries. Nice pics, i love all those served platters you show us in your posts.
long time, no see, gini. my mother makes this with green mangoes, and it’s what she uses to tempt me back home:)
Gini..i couldn’t stop myself drooling.I have had this dish many times but never tried myself before.It’s hard to get fry shrimps here.Starting my extensive search now itself…
I love shrimp and posted aprawn dish only last night. This is looking delicious the mango and dried shrimp makes my mouth water though I have never tried Dried shrimp before
Hi Gini, you always take nice pics, but these are especially lovely! Will we get the radish saute recipe too? 🙂
Gini, mouthwatering…going to try this one soon….am drooling here seeing the pictures:)
Nice Pictures as usual Gini!
Tempting one Gini!
Amaan loves the dried prawns like anything….I ll have to search for them, and make this asap. Thanks for sharing!!
Nice pics and the dish looks tempting….
Have to make it for weekend… hope it comes out as good as u made it 🙂
Thanks for sharing!!!
Are you kidding, I love ur blog!! I was goin to be modest 😀 and thank you for ur compliments u left on my blog!
But you have a really well done and such an organized blog, well…now I will keep botherin u..I think you have tons of south dishes. I recently got a idli stand (my mom got it from India), guess what i am goin to try next 😀
Gini, How did i miss this post of urs…I was here almost everyday to see the new one….always the okra dish was coming up for me!! unakka chemmeen curry is my favorutie,Gini and urs looks quite delectable…lovely photographs, as usual. I still cant figure out how I missed this post which was posted on feb 23!!! Is it coz i closed the page before it got fully loaded and was stuck with okra pic??
Gorgeous pics Gini!
Pardon my ignorance , is the shrimp shell supposed to be removed while eating this curry ??
YOu have got great photography talent…
chemeen curry looks great..
Hey my mom always has a stock of dried chemeen & makes this all the time. I just love it. But I love the onaka chemeen olatu with loads of onions . Its so satisfying to eat it with plain rice
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ihave tried this . Excellent dish. malayalees old days dish. everyone like the taste of “unaka konchu” (dried shrimp). photo are very nice. awaiting more original kerala style receipes from u
Please mail me some photos from your collection (fish dishes). I would like to hoist a webpage for kerala dish photos. I have alraedy having a good collection in my picassa web albums. My e-mail id is firstname.lastname@example.org.
i was wondering what all masalas you used in this curry for example like turmeric redchille powder etc
I missed out on this dry shrimp curry ( Unakka Chemeen Curry ). can you please forward me the receipes. the pictures are awsome and tempting. thanks
is the receipe a top secret or is the link broken?
I wanted to request to view your blog for some recipes. I saw this recipe and wanted to try it out.
I’d like the recipe to this dish… Can anyone help?
Great recepie. I will sure try it.