Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Chemmen peechinga ularthu – Sinqua and prawn fry

Mixing meet or prawn with vegetable is the Cochin way of cooking. Cooking vegetables in the juice of meet will enhance its flavor. Peechinga (sinqua) is a common juicy vegetable available in Kerala. And prawns are available in Cochin all year long. So cooking both combined is a cleaver way to get the taste of both with the effort of making one!

  1. Peechinga (cut into small cubes) – 2 nos
  2. Prawns (peeled and chopped) – 150 gm
  3. Garlic (crushed) – 2 pods
  4. Button onion (crushed) – 3 pods
  5. Chilly powder – 1 tsp
  6. Turmeric powder – ¼ tsp
  7. Curry leaves – a few
  8. Salt – as required
  9. Oil – 2 tbsp
  1. Combine peechinga, prawn and salt in a pot.
  2. Cook in medium high till water comes out of peechinga.
  3. Cover the pot with a lid and cook in low flame till done.
  4. Heat oil in a pan and add crushed garlic, button onion and curry leaves.
  5. Add chilly and turmeric powder and mix well.
  6. Stir continuously and fry in high flame till all are well fried and oil starts to separate.
  7. Add cooked prawn and peechinda and mix well.
  8. Remove from flame and serve hot with rice.


  1. What a unique combination !! this I have to try soon....

    Hamaree Rasoi

  2. I love prawns in most my curries too...fry looks droolworthy and yummy..

  3. Very yummy prep... This is very different to me.... Prawns are my favorites forever... I crave to savor them so much...sometimes.... Lovely pictures too..... Very 'Come Alive' :)


  4. I have seen this vegetable but have not taste or cooked it for a long, long time. This looks really good!

  5. Never mixed prawns with any veggie before but this version sure luks very healthy n interesting.

  6. Delicious recipe..love this ularthu,MIL makes this one:)

  7. This looks good! Another way to cook the sinqua.Thanks.

  8. Slurp!!!! what a great combination...i love it....generally use to make it....

  9. a very good preparation.... i really like it....
    but i have made a little change.. first of all i cooked prawns and after that only i add peechinga...