Prawn Masala Fry Kerala Style (Konju/Chemeen Masala Puratti Varuthathu)

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. 🙂 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 😉 but most of the time I only get a single piece prawn fry 🙁 or fried fish’s bone part etc. 🙁 Poor me! how to face this worse situation? 🙁 I have to hold on in order to survive 🙁 “Panni Pashuvin paalil thane kitti” alle? 😉 Hmmm I don’t think so 🙂 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” 🙂 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. 🙂

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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

Ingredient Quantity Notes
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

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• 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 🙂
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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

For more traditional Kerala recipes please click HERE.


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