Amma’s Special Konchu Piratte(Prawns)

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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

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