Dry Prawn Fry (Unakka Chemeen Ulli Mulakittathu)
Dry Prawns – 1 cup
Onions – 2 large (chopped finely)
Dry red chillies – 10
Chilly Powder – 1 teaspoon
Curry leaves – 2 sprigs
Mustard seeds – 1/2 teaspoon
Salt – to taste
Vinegar – 1 tablespoon
Oil – 2 tablespoons
Clean, wash and drain dried prawns.
Crush the chopped onions with the dry red chillies.
In a pan add oil and splutter mustard seeds. Add the crushed onions, chillies and curry leaves and sauté till the onions turn golden brown.
Add red chilly powder to the pan, stir for a few seconds and then pour in the vinegar. Add the prawns and stir fry.
Cover the pan and cook prawns on a low heat for about 5 – 10 minutes or till all the water is absorbed. Check for seasoning and add more salt if necessary.
Remove from flame and serve with rice and Sambar.