Amma’s Special Konchu Piratte(Prawns)

Author: admin  //  Category: kerala taste



Frozen/Fresh Prawns
(Medium/Tiger Prawns) – 10/20 pieces
Ginger – 1 Inch piece (Sliced into small pcs)
Garlic pods (Sliced into small pcs) – 4 nos
Shallots (Small Onion) – 10 no (Sliced into small round pcs)
Green chillies – 4 nos (Sliced into small pcs)
Curry leaves – 1 spring
Pepper powder – 1 tsp
Chilly Powder – 2 +1/2 tsp
Coriander Powder – 1 tsp
Turmeric Powder – 1/4 tsp
Mustard Seeds – 1/2 tsp
Fenugreek Seeds – 7 to 8 nos
Sliced Coconut – 1/4 cup
Kumkum star(soaked in water) -1 nos
Oil – 3 tbsp
Salt – To taste


Marinate the peeled and washed prawn with little bit of diced ginger & Garlic and 1/4 tsp of salt.

1)Heat 1 tbsp oil in a pan and splutter mustard Seeds and 7/8 fenugreek Seeds.

2)Add chopped onions, saute it till it is half done.

3)Add diced Ginger, Garlic , green chillies and fry it until it turns slight brown, add curry leaves, Allow it to fry until all the water content evaporates.

4)In another pan Mix some Chilly Powder,Coriander powder and Turmeric Powder with little bit of hot water.

5)Add the above chilly mix to the fried mixture. Stir it until the raw smell goes off.

6)Add Kumkum star soaked in water and salt to taste , allow it to boil for 2-3 mins.

7)Add the Marinated Prawns and reduce the flame. Close the lid and allow it to cook for about 10-15 minutes. Keep stirring at regular intervals, to avoid getting it burnt at the bottom of the pan.

8) At the same time fry the sliced coconut pieces in another pan and add it to the boiling prawn masala.

9) When the prawn is almost done, pour the rest oil and allow it to fry.

10) When the masala sticks on the prawns and the mix is almost dry, Your Prawn Masala is ready to serve.

:- Serve it with Rice, Chappathi etc.
NB :- You can avoid frying the sliced coconut ,normal raw coconut pieces will also tastes good.

Recipe By
Kiran Mary

Mutton Roast(Thrissur Style)

Author: admin  //  Category: Break Fast, kerala taste, Meat


Mutton – 1 lbs (Pieces with bone)
Tomato – 1 no
Whole red chillies – 3 nos
Onion(large) – 1 no
Garlic pods – 5 nos
Ginger – 1′ piece
Pepper(crushed) – 1 tsp
Turmeric powder – 1/4 tsp
Coriander Powder – 2 tsp
Cumin Seeds – 1/2 tsp
Cumin Powder -1/4 tsp
Green chillies – 7 nos
Salt – As reqd
Curry leaves – 2 stem
Oil – 1/4 cup
Lemon juice – 3 tsp


1)Clean the mutton and cut into 1 inch pieces.

2)Crush half portion of green chillies , Garlic,Ginger,Cumin Seeds and Mix it with the Mutton Pieces.

3) Marinate the Mutton pieces with above crushed mixture , Cumin powder, Coriander Powder,Salt,Lemon Juice and Pepper Powder , little bit of sliced Onion. Keep it aside for half an hour.

4) Slice the onion thinly,Cut rest green chillies lengthwise and Chop the ginger and Garlic.

5) Cook the Marinated Mutton pieces in pressure pan or in a normal pan.

6) Pour the oil in a cooking pan and sauté the onions and green chillies for five minutes.

7)Then, add the crushed pepper, little bit Coriander Powder,Red Chillies, tomato pieces,Curry Leaves, diced garlic and ginger. Fry for 3 minutes until the smell of chillies come out.

8)Add the cooked mutton into the mixture.

9)Saute it well for 5 to 10 mins until the oil oozes out and the mutton gets partially fried/Thicken.

:- Serve after Garnishing the dish with curry leaves.

:-This dish will go fine with Rice,Palappam and Bread.
:- Courtesy to our Thrissur Friends :-).

Recipe By
Kiran Mary