Chemmeen Idiyappam or Prawn stringhoppers is a fusion dish made of prawn masala and idiyappam. Idiyappams are crushed lightly with hand and added to prawn masala. I have already shared the recipe of Idiyappam / Nool Puttu. So, if you have leftover idiyappams, this is a quick dish which you can come up with using prawns.
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Chemmeen Idiyappam :-
Preparation time : 10 minutes
Cook time : 20 minutes
- Idiyappam – 6
- Prawns – 400gms
- onion – 2 medium (chopped)
- Tomato – 1 medium (chopped)
- Ginger-garlic paste – 1 teaspoon
- red chilli powder – 1 teaspoon
- turmeric powder – 1/4 teaspoon
- jeera powder – a pinch
- lime juice – 1 teaspoon
- green chilly – 2
- curry leaves – a few
Step 1 : clean the prawns well. Marinate it with red chilly powder , turmeric powder , lime juice and salt. Transfer the marinated prawns to a frying pan. Add a little water and boil well on medium heat. Cook till the prawns are done and all the water is dried up. Add 2 tablespoon oil and curry leaves. Stir fry for 2-3 minutes . Switch off the flame. Keep it aside.
Step 2 : In the same pan, add 2 tablespoon oil. Saute onions until it turns translucent. Then add ginger-garlic paste and green chilly. (you may add more green chilly to make it more spicy). After a couple of minutes, add tomato. Give it a good mix. Cook till tomato turns soft and mushy.
Step 3 : Add 1/4 teaspoon turmeric powder and jeera powder. Saute until raw smell disappears. Then add the fried prawns . Combine well. Add a few spoons of water if the masala is too dry.
Step 4 : Hand crush the idiyappam / string hoppers . Add it to the above prawn masala.Combine well. Close the lid and keep in low flame for 3-4 minutes. Switch off the flame.
Note : My idiyappams were big, hence I took 6. you may increase the number of idiyappam depending upon its size. (take 8 idiyappams if small)
Serve it hot and enjoy !
Also, Check out these recipes –
- Chilli garlic prawns
- Dynamite prawns
- Prawn-Lady’s finger curry
- Prawns pulao
- Prawn Appam
- Prawns Biryani