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Kerala style Prawn Masala | Iral Pirattal

Kerala style Prawn Masala is one delicous kerala dish prepared with prawn and other spices and cooked uisng the flavourful coconut oil.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Marination Time30 mins
Total Time1 hr
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Kerala
Servings: 3
Author: sharmila kingsly


To Marinate :

  • Prawn – 250 gms or ¼ kg
  • Turmeric powder – ½ tsp
  • Pepper powder – 1 tsp
  • Salt as needed

Other Ingredients :

  • Onion – 3 medium sized
  • Ginger garlic red chilli paste – 1 tsp
  • Turmeric powder – ¼ tsp
  • Red Chilli powder – 1 tsp
  • Salt as needed
  • Curry leaves – 2 springs
  • Coconut oil – 1 tbsp
  • Water – 4 tbsp


  • Clean and devein the Prawns .To this add in Salt, turmeric powder and pepper powder mix well and set aside for 30 mins to marinate.
  • Heat oil in a pan and add in the marinated prawns .The prawns will start leaving water and cook.
  • Once they are almost cooked remove from the pan and set aside. In the same pan add in chopped onions.
  • Next add in ginger garlic and red chilli paste and curry leaves cook till they turn to a slight golden brown colour. Add Red Chili powder, Turmeric powder and salt.
  • Mix well and cook for 2 mins, Next add in the water so that the masala becomes saucy.
  • Cook in a high flame till the water evaporates and the masala gets coated over the prawn. When the moisture completely gets dried and masala coats the prawn well. Switch off the flame.



  • Use Kashmiri Red Chilli powder for a bright red color.
  •  Pairs well with Rasam and Steamed Rice. Can also be served with Roti.
  •  Garnish with more curry leaves in the end for extra flavour.
Keyword Iral Pirattal, Kerala style Prawn Masala
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