Shrimp Chilli Curry

SHRIMP CHILLI CURRY or Chemmeen or Konju Mulakittath. Kids at our home love to eat this easy to prepare Chemmeen Mulakittath with rice, dosa, puttu or chapathi. This is a common curry that we prepare at home. Shrimp can be replaced with any variety of fish that you like.

Shrimp Chilli Curry

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 15 minutes

Total Time: 30 minutes

Shrimp Chilli Curry

Give this bursting with flavors shrimp chilli curry a taste.


  • Shrimp - 1/2 kg (de - shelled & cleaned)
  • Onion - 1 big chopped
  • Tomato - 1 big cubed
  • Green chilli - 2 slit lenghthwise
  • Ginger - 1 tbsp chopped
  • Garlic - 1 tbsp chopped
  • Curry leaves - 2 stems
  • Turmeric - 1/2 tsp
  • Chilli powder - 2 1/2 tsp
  • Salt - 1 1/2 tsp or as per your taste
  • tamerined pulp(soak half lemon size tamarined seeds in 1/4 cup of water& squeeze its juice)
  • Water - 1/2 cup
    To Temper
  • Oil - 2 tbsp
  • Mustard - 1 tsp
  • Fenugreek - 1/2 tsp


  1. In a sauce pan heat oil over medium heat
  2. Add mustard, when it splutter add fenugreek
  3. Now add onion and saute for 1 minute
  4. Then add ginger, garlic, green chilli and 1 stem of curry leaves
  5. Saute till it's raw smell goes or about 1minute
  6. Then add tomato and saute well
  7. Add chilli powder, turmeric powder and salt
  8. Saute well for few seconds, then add water & tamerined juice
  9. Cook over medium heat 10 minutes then reduce heat to low
  10. Cook another 5 minutes and add 1 stem curry leaves at the end & off the flame
  11. Enjoy with rice or any roti
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