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Chemmeen Ada (Prawns Ada)

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Total Time:
15-30 minutes
Serves:4
Rated 5 based on 100 votes
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Cuisine: Indian Recipe
Technique: Stewed Recipe
Difficulty: Medium

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Ingredients

  • For the dough:
  • 1 cup / 200 g - raw Rice flour
  • 1.5 - 1.75 cups - water
  • 1/2 tsp - Ghee
  • 1/4 tsp - salt
  • 1 tsp - Jeera (cumin seeds)
  • 2 tsp - extra oil
  • 1 Banana leaf ( washed and cleaned ) (cut Banana leaves into 15 cm x 15 cm square pieces)
  • For prawns:
  • 500 g - Prawns (225 net weight after cleaning and deveining)
  • 1/2 tsp - salt
  • 1/2 tsp - Turmeric powder
  • Wash, clean and devein the Prawns. Drain out water completely. In a wide bowl, mix Prawns with Turmeric powder and salt. Cover and keep aside for half an hour.
  • Other ingredients
  • 1 tbsp - oil
  • 1 -onion, finely sliced
  • 6- Curry leaves
  • 6- Garlic cloves, chopped
  • 1/2 tsp - Red Chilli powder (or to taste / 3/4 tsp for more spicy)
  • 1/2 tsp - pepper powder
  • 1 tsp - coriander powder
  • 1/4 tsp - Turmeric powder
  • 1 tbsp - water
  • 1/2 tsp - salt (or to taste)

How to Make

  • Boil water in a thick bottomed vessel / saucepan. Add salt, jeera and ghee. When water (1 1/2 to 1 3/4 cups - not more than 1 3/4 cups) starts boiling add rice flour and mix well. Rice flour should be well mixed with water. Stir continuously. Keep aside for 15 minutes.
  • Add 1 tsp oil to the rice dough and knead well. Divide into 6 - 7 lemon sized portions.
  • Other ingredients
  • Dilute red chilli powder, pepper powder, coriander powder and turmeric powder in 1 tbsp water and keep it ready (spice mix).
  • Heat oil in a pan. Add finely sliced onion and fry till golden colour on a medium to low heat.
  • Add curry leaves and fry well.
  • Add chopped garlic and fry well until light golden colour.
  • Add diluted spice mix and stir well on a low heat for 2 - 3 minutes until thickens / water dries up / raw smell goes.
  • At this stage, add marinated prawns, cover again (do not add water) and cook on a medium heat for 5 minutes or until done and prawns tender (light pink in colour). Overcooking will make the prawns hard in texture. Switch off the heat and stir well.
  • Final preparation:
  • Clean banana leaf. Smoke this leaf on flame for a few seconds so that it becomes flexible and easy to fold.
  • Cut banana leaf into 7 - inch square pieces.
  • Take a piece of banana leaf.
  • Keep a lemon sized rice dough portion over it.
  • Keep another piece of banana leaf smeared with oil (with oiled portion facing down) the dough.
  • Press evenly to form a thin circle of rice dough of approximately 10 - 12 cm diameter.
  • Carefully remove the leaf on top.
  • Now one will see a thin circle of rice dough.
  • Keep 4 tsps prawns curry mixture in it length wise along its centre.
  • Fold into semi-circle and seal the edges tightly - such that the outer covering is the banana leaf which was placed initially.
  • Repeat this process for the remaining dough / filling.
  • Recipe Courtesy: Niya's World