Shallow Fried Prawn Masala Curry ( Konju Porichu Masala Curry)

Hi friends.. daily same Chicken curry, Mutton Curry, Beef Curry, Egg Curry for chappathy or pratha or Appam ?? We need some different taste..right? Here I would like to share a modified Prawn Curry recipe called Shallow Fried Prawns Curry (Konju Porichu masala Curry). It is very tasty spicy thick gravy and wonderful side dish for Pratha, Chappathi, Appam, Naan, bread or Fried rice etc. Experience the Indian Fragrant prawn masala curry and enjoy the heavenly taste 🙂

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Recipe Type Side Dish/ Indian/Spicy
Cooking and Preparation Time 30 to 45 Minutes
Serve to 3 to 4

Ingredients For Shallow Fried Prawn Masala Curry(Konju Porichu masala Curry)

Ingredient Quantity Notes
Prawns 500g (Big/Medium Sized) Peeled and Cleaned
Chilly Powder 1 Teaspoon For Marinating Prawns
Turmeric Powder ½ Teaspoon For Marinating Prawns
Black Pepper Powder ½ Teaspoon For Marinating Prawns
Meat Masala/Garam masala Powder ½ Teaspoon For Marinating Prawns
Thick Yogurt 1 Tablespoon For Marinating Prawns
Salt As required For marinating Prawns
Any veg Oil As required For shallow frying Prawns
Oil 3 Tablespoon For Prawns Gravy
Big Onion 4 Big Sized Peeled and Sliced thinly
Green Chilly 2 numbers Cut into lengthwise
Curry Leaves Few
Crushed Ginger and Garlic Paste 1 Tablespoon
Red Chilly Powder(kashmiri) 2 Tablespoon Adjust as per your taste (For Gravy)
Coriander Powder 1 Tablespoon For Gravy
Turmeric powder ½ Teaspoon For Gravy
Pepper Powder ½ teaspoon For gravy
Fresh Meat masala/Garam Masala Powder 1 Teaspoon For Gravy
Tomato 1 Big Chopped Finely
Salt As required For Gravy
Water 1 Cup Adjust as per your taste
Chopped Coriander Leaves Few For garnishing Purpose
Fresh Meat/Garam masala A Pinch For garnishing Prawns Curry

Method For Shallow Fried Prawn Masala Curry(Konju Porichu Masala Curry)

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• Place prawns and all ingredients for marinating prawns in a mixing bowl. Mix and keep at least 15 minutes. Keep aside.
• When marinated well, heat oil for frying prawns in a frying pan. When the oil is hot enough, add prawns and make shallow fry in both sides. Remove from the oil and keep aside.
• Heat oil for gravy in another thick bottomed pan. Add onion, green chilly and curry leaves. Sauté until golden brown.
• Add crushed ginger garlic paste, sauté and fry well.
• Add all masala’s for gravy. Sauté and roast well.
• Add chopped tomato, sauté until soft.
• Add water and salt required. Allow it to boil.
• When it’s boiled well, reduce its heat and add shallow fried prawns.
• Cook the curry until the gravy thickens (Do not close the pan). Taste the prawns curry and add salt if required.
• When the gravy thickens and all prawns well mixed with masala, turn off the heat.
• Garnish Shallow Fried Prawns Curry with chopped coriander leaves and a pinch fresh Meat/Garam masala.
• Serve hot or cold with Prata, Chappathi, Appam, Naan, Bread or Fried rice. Enjoy 🙂

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My Shallow Fried Prawn Masala Curry ( Konju Porichu Masala Curry)’s recipe featured in Mathrubhumi online malayalam news paper 🙂 Here is the link

Try to use big prawns/tiger prawns for this recipe

Do not overcook prawns, it will become hard and rubbery

Malayalam recipe for Shallow Fried Prawn Masala Curry ( Konju Porichu Masala Curry, please click HERE


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