Prawns / Shrimp / Konchu Masala

  1. Cleaned Prawns/shrimp/konchu – 250 gm
  2. Onion – 1 medium, Sliced very thinly
    Ginger – 1 tablespoon (cut into julians)
    Garlic – 1 tablespoon (cut into julians)
  3. Chilli Powder – 1 desert spoon
    Coriander powder- 1 desert spoon
    Turmeric powder – 1/2 teaspoon
    Pepper powder – 1/2 teaspoon (optional)
    Garam Masala – 1 teaspoon
  4. Cocum(kudampuli) – 2 small pieces
  5. Thengakothu( sliced coconut pieces) – 1/2 cup
  6. Curry leaves
    Coconut oil

Soak cocum in 1-2 tablespoons of water. Heat oil in a pan & saute onion,ginger & garlic. When onion becomes soft add all masala powders & mix well. When masala powders are roasted well & oil starts appearing add cocum along with water. Mix well. Add cleaned prawns & stir for 2-3 minutes. Add salt & curry leaves. Add 1/2 cup water & cover & cook.Cook till the prawns are done & water is completely dried. Add 1 teaspoon of oil & saute for 5 more minutes. Remove from gas & garnish with curry leaves.

13 thoughts on “Prawns / Shrimp / Konchu Masala”

  1. Hi Maria,

    I follow your site regularly, but this is my first time commenting.  First of all thank you for this wonderful website. Today I made the prawn masala and I loved it! I made two changes-I did not have kodampulli. So I used one tomato and a wee bit of tamarind pulp. It came out well. Also I wanted a little bit of gravy, so I did not let the curry dry out completely. Thank you once again. I will try and post a picture on facebook.

    Take care,

    • Hi Mary Ann,

      Great to know that you visit this space often. Thanks for trying the recipe and also for posting a comment :) Would love to see your pic of Prawns Masala..


  2. This recipe is really nice.Since i dont like too much of sour taste i used just one was very good..

  3. Hi Maria,

    Nice Mouthwatering recipe….

    My probs with Prawns is that it is getting harded when finally done and also the Masala is not getting into prawns….Some adviced me not to overcook prawns…..I tried that….but not effective
    DO you have any tips for me ?

  4. Hi Maria – we have never tried using Kodampuli with prawns or in any fish masala. A novel preparation. Looks great too. Will give it a try and let u know the result. Cheers!

    My Dhaba

  5. Hi Maria,
    I discovered your blog today, and i am happy that i did. Wish you all the best with your blog, looking forward to read your posts from here on.

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