Monday, 24 March 2014

Chenna kunni/Sennang kunni karuvadu curry or Dried baby shrimps curry

Dried fish curry is one of my favourite dish that i can have with rice at anytime. My mom makes the best version of any dried fish curry. I m just getting trained on it. I would often try this sennang kunni in my home on sundays and my hubby loves my version very much. This will go well with even curd rice.


  • Sennang kunni  - 1/2 cup
  • Onion(shallots) - 8 to 10
  • Tomato - 1 (medium)
  • Green chilli - 1
  • Drumstick - 1 (small)
  • Brinjal - 2 (small)
  • Tamarind - 1/2 of lemon size.
  • Turmeric powder - 1/4 tsp
  • Chilli powder - 1 tsp
  • Cumin/jeera powder - 1/2 tsp
  • Coriander powder - 1 tsp
  • Oil - to temper (Gingelly oil preferred)
  • Mustard seeds - to temper
  • Curry leaves - few
  • Coriander leaves - few

Cooking steps

  • Soak sennang kunni in hot water for 15 mins to remove the stains and mud on it. Wash it well for 3 times and dry it and keep aside.
  • Soak tamarind in water and extract a cup of tamarind juice.
  • Cut onion, tomato, chilli, drumsticks and brinjal.

  • In a pan, pour a tsp of oil and shallow fry drumsticks and brinjal seperately (This step is optional only. I did it because the shallow fried vegetables will have a nice aroma on the curry).
  • In the same pan, add a tsp of oil and temper with mustard seeds and curry leaves.
  • Add onions and stir & cook till the onion becomes transparent. Then add tomato and cook till its mushy.
  • Now add drumsticks and cook till its half done. Then add brinjal and cook till brinjal is half done.(brinjal will cooks faster in 2 minutes).
  • Add the tamarind juice and then add chilli powder,turmeric powder, coriander powder and cumin powder.
  • Mix the spices well with the cooked curry. The add sennang kunni to this and cook till the curry becomes thick.
  • Garnish with coriander leaves and serve with rice. 

My 2 cents

  • You can use the fresh sennang kunni fish also. But the dried verion adds more taste.
  • You can even powder this sennang kunni. That tastes too good.
  • Adding vegetables are purely optional.

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