Chemeen-Vazhuthanaga-Curry/Prawn-Brinjal Curry

This curry is prepared using brinjal and prawns in a  less spicy masala. it goes well with Rice or Roti.

prawn-Brinjal Curry (1)


  1. Brinjal(cut into medium thin slices) – 5
  2. Prawns – 250 gms
  3. Cumin seeds – 3/4 tbsp
  4. Mustard seeds – 1 1/4 tbsp
  5. Green Chilly –2
  6. Garlic – 4
  7. Ginger – 1/2 “ piece
  8. Tomato (cut into medium pieces) – 2
  9. Turmeric powder – 1/4 tsp
  10. Salt
  11. Oil
  12. Curry leaves
  13. Water – 1/4 cup

prawn-Brinjal Curry (3)




  1. Heat oil in a pan and fry brinjal pieces till both sides are light brown.strain and keep aside.
  2. In the same oil fry prawn pieces(don’t over cook prawns as prawn tend to be rubbery)  till golden brown.
  3. Make a paste of 1/2 tbsp cumin seeds,1 tbsp mustard seeds,green chilly ,garlic and ginger.
  4. Heat 1 tbsp oil in another pan.Splutter 1/4 tbsp mustard seeds,curry leaves and 1/4 tbsp cumin seeds. once it is done,add the paste to it and saute well.
  5. Add tomato pieces and fry well. once tomatoes are all done, add turmeric powder and salt to it. Stir well.
  6. Add 1/4 cup of water(if you want more curry, u can add more water) to it and mix well.
  7. Cover and cook on low flame for 5 minutes.
  8. Remove from fire.Serve with rice.


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