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Saturday, June 15, 2013

KONCHU VARUTHATHU / PRAWN FRY KERALA STYLE

 

KONCHU VARUTHATHU / PRAWN FRY  KERALA STYLE

 

Prep Time  : 10 min
Cook Time : 20 min
Yield          : 2 to 3

Course      : Side Dish
Features   : Frying
  
  
Summary :

I love fresh lake and sea foods and yes, not only I am, In Kerala most of people can't think a meal without a fish fry or curry. Most of them loves sea, lake, river, pond's fishes.Today's post is simple but tasty and spicy prawn fry Kerala style.You can make it quickly.
      
  
  
Here, I used Prawn was pretty small in size, but tasty an easy recipe and the flavor of the Prawn fry is outstanding good. 

My wife's elder sister Nirmala Chechi lives in Kayippuram,near Pathiramanal a famous tourist spot. Mohamma, Cherthala, Alappuzha-district, Kerala-South India. Pathiramanal is small Island in Mohamma Panchayath. Pathiramanal means 'Sands of Night'. We can see the beauty of bothsides of the lake as well as mind blowing Island from her house!!. 

A small hotel of her uncle is there near by Kayippuram Jn.( Popularly known as Vaider's hotel ) can I call it hotel, Idon't know, it is a small Tea Shop like. Her uncle is known locally as 'Vaider,'means country Ayurveda doctor. People from various  places reach there to taste the specially made excellent fresh seafoods/lakefoods. Politicians and other VIP's are regular visitors of this hotel!!!. The tradational fresh lake/sea foods of this hotel is a big hit.

If you get a chance to visit this place,keep in mind Vaider's hotel for heavenly tasted fresh lake/sea foods. Kumarakam other famous tourist place is half an hour away from Mohamma Boat Jetty/Yard.Frequent Government boat service are available there.  With regards...enjoy..
  
Ingredients:

250 gm Prawns ( Small size )
1 tsp Ginger-Garlic paste
2 tsp Red Chilli Powder
1/2 tsp Turmeric Powder
1 tsp Pepper Powder
1 tsp Garam Masala
Salt to taste
Coconut oil or any suitable oil
Curry Leaves-2 sprigs
   
Directions:

1. Clean the de shelled prawns.


2. Add ginger-garlic paste,red chilli powder,pepper powder,garam masala,turmeric powder, salt and set aside for 15 to 30 minutes.

  

3. Heat a pan with oil and spread the curry leaves and prawn. Shallow or deep fry it in a low flame.



4. Now Konchu Varuthathu / Prawn Fry Kerala Style is ready.
  
KONCHU VARUTHATHU / PRAWN  FRY KERALA STYLE


Tips:

1. If you fry it long the prawn will become hard.
2. Put a lid and cook for 5 minutes.

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