Chemmeen Kurumulaku Varattiyathu

Chemmeen Kurumulaku Varattiyathu- Malabar Style Prawns Pepper Fry Recipe

Chemmeen Kurumulaku Varattiyathu is considered to be the signature dish of Kerala. My Mom and granny prepares variety of prawns dishes like prawns curry, prawns masala, prawns fry etc. I used to experiment with different dishes, one among those is this prawns pepper fry. This recipe is so simple, quick and the taste is just fantastic, I am sure you will love this. This is a spicy dish, well flavored with pepper and other spices. Do try this delicious recipe and relish with plain steamed rice or with any Indian bread. The detailed recipe with step by step cooking pictures follows.

Kerala Style Pepper Prawns Fry

How about some spicy prawns for this weekend? If you love prawns then I have an excellent recipe of Kerala style prawns pepper fry, for all my wonderful readers. This popular south Indian stir fried dish marinated and cooked with spices then tossed with onions, green chilies, curry leaves and coconut oil is simple and an instant hit. This is a real tasty spicy lip smacking version of prawns. The best part of this recipe is it takes hardly no time to cook and serve for a delicious lunch or dinner.  Hope you all will give this a try and let me know your valuable feedback in comment section below.

Chemmeen Kurumulaku Varattiyathu- Kerala Style Prawns Pepper Fry

Tips- This recipe is little on the hot side. So if you can’t tolerate the spicy food then please lower the quantity of black pepper and green chilies. If you want more masala, then you can add more onions to the same recipe. Prawns while cooking leaves water, so there is no need to add extra water for cooking. If that water is not enough you can add very little amount of water and cook till water is fully absorbed. Keep in mind that prawns need very less time to cook.

Kerala Prawns Pepper Fry Recipe

How to Make Chemmeen Kurumulaku Varattiyathu- Malabar Style Prawns Pepper Fry Recipe

Clean and devein prawns, wash the prawns in running water by rubbing salt. Drain out and set aside.


Rub all the spice powder, lemon juice, ginger, garlic and salt along with the prawns and set aside for 10 mins.

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Heat a manchatti/ claypot along with marinated prawns, close it with a lid and allow it to cook in medium flame. No need to add water, prawns will leaves out it own water.

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Cook until the water fully absorbs and prawns turn dry. Off the flame and set aside.

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Heat a non stick pan with oil, add sliced onion, green chilies and curry leaves. Saute until onions turns soft and translucent.

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Add cooked prawns into it and combine well. Saute for 5-7 mins till it fry well.

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Serve hot along with rice.


Enjoy!! Happy cooking and stay healthy.

Prawns Pepper Fry - Chemmeen Kurumulaku Varattiyathu

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9 comments on “Chemmeen Kurumulaku Varattiyathu- Malabar Style Prawns Pepper Fry RecipeAdd yours →

  1. Hello..was just surfing and found ur be honest wit u..i tried ur prawn briyani and was cooking it contionously for ays..till my son told me to stop was simply delicious..thank u so much for such lovely recipes.m making the briyani again tomorrow for my neighbour..will try other recipes too ..soon.

  2. A very tasty recipe.
    Your blog is just too good. I’ve been trying different recipes and each one is as good as the other !! Great job!!!!

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