Dried Prawns Fry/ Unakka Chemeen Varuthatha



  • 250 g Dry Prawn
  • 8 Shallots (Crushed)
  • Handful full of fresh Curry leaves
  • 1 tsp Kashmiri chilli powder
  • 3 tbsp Coconut oil
  • Salt to taste


  1. Heat 1 ½ tbsp of oil in a pan, add the dried prawns and sauté it on medium flame for 5 minutes. It should be half done by now. Transfer it to a plate.
  2. Now add the shallots, curry leaves and remaining 11/2 tbsp of oil into the pan. Saute till the shallots turns golden brown. Be careful not to burn them.
  3. Add the dried prawns, chilli powder and salt to this mixture and roast it for another 3-2 minutes.
  4. Scrumptious Unakka Chemeen Varuthatha is ready to be served. This dish goes well with rice and kanji.

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