Konju Pappas

Yet another Kerala special prawns dish- delicious prawns masala in creamy coconut milk!!!!!
Prawns: 500 gms
Mustard seeds: 1/2 tsp
Curry Leaves: 2 sprigs
Onions: 2 sliced
Ginger Garlic Paste: 1 tsp
Green Chillies: 3 slit
Tomato: 1 medium sliced round
Kudam puli/Cocum: 3
Kashmiri Chilly powder: 1 heaped tsp
Coriander Powder: 2 level tsp
Fenugreek Powder: 1/4 tsp
Turmeric Powder: 1/4 tsp
Garam Masala: 1/2 tsp
Perinjeerakam/Fennel Powder: 1/4 tsp
Pepper Powder: 1/4 tsp
Thick Coconut Milk: 1 cup
Oil and Salt: as required

Deshell and devein the prawns.
Heat oil in a kadai and splutter mustard and curry leaves.
Throw in the onions and green chillies and saute till wilted.
Now add the chilly powder, turmeric powder coriander powder, fenugreek powder, pepper powder and garam masala powder.
Saute properly till the raw smell is gone.
Now add the prawns and mix properly so that the masalas get coated properly on the prawns.
Pour a cup of water, cocum, salt and let it cook on low flame.
When it is almost done, add the fennel powder, the round slices of tomato and let it again cook till done (a minute or so)
Now add the thick coconut milk and when it boils along the edges, take off fire.
Serve warm with rice or chapatis.


  1. Slurp,mouthwatering here...Inviting prawn curry..

  2. looks gorgeous..such a hot color...very tempting dear..:P
    Tasty Appetite

  3. Inganne kothupikaruthu...looks super..

  4. That is indeed a mouth watering recipe... I never tried this sort of preparation with Prawns..

  5. Yum yum...looks delicious...

  6. That surely is one mouthwatering curry... Rich and creamy

  7. lovely color - super treat for prawn eaters :)

  8. I am a big fan of kerala cuisine and this looks simply delicious..would love to try this sometime soon..thanks for sharing!

  9. very inviting and mouthwatering curry !!

  10. Yummy prawn pappas..I have this in my drafts, tried it from Mrs K.M.Mathew's cookbook and absolutely loved it..Tempting clicks!

  11. I am a huge fan of prawns. The dish looks super delicious !!!

  12. Sojo, I'm inviting myself over if you'll make me this one....as a bonus I get to see Egypt too..!! :)