Friday, November 16, 2012

Chemmeen Kinnapathiri / Steamed Rice Cakes With Prawns

This tasty dish can be served as a snack or breakfast. Eating one or two itself fills the stomach but I assure you the mouth will want more.,hehe.This prawns masala can be used as a filling or topping in other recipes too.The recipe...
For the prawns masala
Prawns/Chemmeen   1/2 kg
Chilly powder        1 tsp
Salt               to taste
Oil               for shallow frying
Marinate the prawns with chilly powder,salt and keep
for 15 minutes.After 15 mins.shallow fry and keep  aside.
Rest of the Ingredients
Onion               4 (finely chopped)
Green chilly      3-4 (   ''      ''      )
Garlic cloves       5  (   ''      ''       )
Ginger       1'' piece ( ''       ''       )
Curry leaves   2 sprigs
Salt         accord. to taste
Oil          1-1/2 tbsp
-Heat oil in a pan and add the chopped onion,saute till transparent.
-Add ginger,garlic and the chillies,add turmeric powder,salt and curry leaves.
-Saute well and at last add the fried prawns,mix well , remove from fire and keep aside.

For the 'rice cake' batter   
Basmati rice           2 cups
Thick coconut milk  11/2cup
Salt               to taste
Preparation method
-Soak the rice for 3-4 hrs,then wash,drain and keep aside.
-Make 11/2 cup of thick coconut milk from fresh grated coconut adding little water.
-Now grind the rice in the coconut milk along with salt into a smooth batter.Pour this into a bowl.
Further procedure 
-Heat a steamer (use Idly steamer) with water,now brush the idly molds with a little oil and pour a ladle of batter into the molds.
-On top of the batter add 1tsp full of the prawns masala and steam about 15 to 20 minutes on medium flame till cooked.
-Take the mould out carefully ,after 5 minutes using a spoon take out the rice cakes one by one,place them on a serving plate and serve.  



  1. Yum loved those prawn cakes :) Thanks for linking it to our event dear!! Following your lovely space :)
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  2. lovely idea. following you, hoping same from u.

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  4. Prawns are yummy and delicious. Glad to be your follower.

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  5. Hi!nice one and yummy too:)first time here:)happy to follow you:)have a look on my space and be friends:)

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  7. yum yum yummy!!! very nice my friend..thanks for sharing!!

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