Prawn Masala Fry or Konju/Chemeen Masala Puratti Varuthathu is a tasty and aromatic seafood delicacy from Kerala, India. It is very favorable recipe for my home members.
You know that I have a lot Kerala traditional Prawn Recipes in my website. Yes! From my childhood I love to consume prawn and fish items in curry or fry forms. So my mom always gives me a bit more preference over my other sisters during the serving time. π Sometimes without any feeling she offers her portion to me, for fulfill my greed. Poor mom! She sacrifice so much for me.
Time flies, now I am a mother of two and I want to cook and serve for my kids too. Unfortunately they are not like me in character, they only fall in love with seafood fried items so that I can’t share my prawn and fish curry with them π but most of the time I only get a single piece prawn fry π or fried fish’s bone part etc. π Poor me! how to face this worse situation? π I have to hold on in order to survive π “Panni Pashuvin paalil thane kitti” alle? π Hmmm I don’t think so π from as a daughter, daughter in law and a mother I learned that “a real mother is someone she puts her child above their own selfish needs and wants, without any feelings” π So love and treat your children as per their taste. Here is kerala style yummy Prawn masala fry recipe, try and enjoy the treat with your kids. π
|Recipe Type||Kerala/India/Seafood/Side dish/Starter/Appetizer|
|Cooking and Preparation Time||20 to 30 minutes|
|Serve to||3 to 4|
Ingredients For Prawn Masala Fry Kerala Style
|Prawns (Big/Medium Sized)||25 Numbers||Pealed and Cleaned (remove their spine/black thread)|
|Ginger||1 Inch||Skinned and Chopped|
|Garlic||3 Fat Cloves||Skinned and Chopped|
|Shallots/Small Onion||4 to 5||Skinned and Chopped|
|Curry leaf||5 to 6 leaves|
|Chilly Powder||1 Teaspoon|
|Turmeric Powder||1/2 Teaspoon|
|Meat Masala/Garam Masala/Erachi masala Powder||1/2 Teaspoon||I used homemade meat masala Powder|
|Pepper Powder||1 Teaspoon|
|Lime Juice||1 Teaspoon|
|salt||As per Your Taste|
|Coconut oil||For Shallow Fry Prawns|
Method For Prawn Masala Fry Kerala Style
In a mixer jar, place ginger, garlic, shallots and curry leaves. Grind and make a paste form. Keep aside.
In a mixing bowl, place cleaned prawns, spices,lemon juice, grind paste and salt. Combine well.
Freeze the marinated prawns overnight or at least 3 to 4 hours.
When before its frying time keep it in a room temperature and defrost.
Heat oil in a frying pan, place masala covered prawns one by one.
Shallow fry it until both sides brown and crispy. Serve hot and enjoy π
Notes and Tips
Adjust spices as per your taste.
Do not over fry/cook prawns,it will be lost its original taste.
Try to use coconut oil, for its traditional taste
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