Unakka Chemmeen Varuthathu refers to Dried Prawns/Shrimps Fry, one of the many dishes using dried seafoods in Kerala, India.

Unakka Chemmeen Varuthathu is made by frying Unakka Chemmeen in Coconut oil with onions, spices, such as red chili powder and Curry leaves until the dried shrimps and the onions are crispy and golden brown.

Chemmeen is the Malayalam word for Shrimps or Prawns. Unakka Chemmeen means "salted dried Shrimps/Prawns".

Dried Shrimps are called Hibi or Hibe in the Philippines, the only difference is that Hibi/Hibe are made of shrimps which are dried without its shells, while the Unakka Chemmeen from Kerala have their shells still intact when dried so when they are fried, they turn crispy.

Below is a picture of Unakka Chemmeen being fried by my friend in her traditional kitchen in Allepey, Kerala, India

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