How to make Prawn in Coconut Shell Recipe

This recipe is from FoodFood TV channel & has featured on Sanjeev Kapoor Kitchen.

Main Ingredients : Small prawns ( छोटे प्रॉन्स/ झींगे ) , Coconut milk ( नारियल का दूध )

Cuisine : Indian

Course : Main Course_Seafood

Prawn in Coconut Shell

Hindi: jhinga
Favourite seafood? Prawns, prawns and more of prawns. A wide variety of small crustaceans, tiny relatives of the lobster, are known as prawns. Prawns are normally translucent when raw but get their distinctive pink or red colour on being cooked. one word of caution – if buying unpeeled prawns, smell for freshness and look for bright, shiny shells that have some spring left in them.

For more recipes related to Prawn in Coconut Shell checkout Malabar Chemeen Kari , Seafood Pad Thai . You can also find more Main Course_Seafood recipes like Prawns in Sambal Sauce with Citrusy Sticky Rice, Chinese Style Steamed Fish, Asparagus Fish, Microwave Prawn Balchao. Or try out these recipes from Indian Cuisine like Onion Raita, Aloo Chutney Pulao, Dudhiya Khotkhotein, Dal Khichdi.

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Prawn in Coconut Shell

Prep Time : 21-25 minutes

Cook time : 21-25 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Medium

Ingredients for Prawn in Coconut Shell

  • Small prawns shelled and deveined 300 grams

  • Coconut milk 1/2 cup

  • Oil 1 tablespoon

  • Onion 1 medium

  • Mustard seeds 1/2 teaspoons

  • Curry leaves 8-9

  • Black peppercorns 6-7

  • Green chilli sauce 1 tablespoon

  • Dried red chillies 2

  • Fresh turmeric 1 inch

  • Green chilli 1

  • Garlic cloves 3-4

  • Ginger 1 inch

  • Salt to taste

  • Tender coconut 1

  • Wheat flour dough for sealing


Step 1

Scoop out the tender flesh from the coconut and reserve the shell.

Step 2

Heat oil in a non-stick pan.

Step 3

Slice onion.

Step 4

Add mustard seeds, curry leaves, peppercorns and sliced onion to the pan and saute.

Step 5

Take prawns in a bowl. Add chilli sauce, mix well and set aside for 15 minutes.

Step 6

Roughly chop dried red chillies and add to the pan, saute further.

Step 7

Slice fresh turmeric and place in a grinder jar alongwith broken green chilli, coconut flesh, garlic cloves and roughly chopped ginger. Add very little water and grind into a coarse paste.

Step 8

Add prawns in the pan alongwith ground paste, salt and mix well. Add coconut milk and mix well.

Step 9

Transfer the prawn mixture into the reserved coconut shell, cover with the lid and seal with the wheat flour dough.

Step 10

Heat sufficient water in a deep non-stick pan. Place the coconut shell in it and steam for 15-20 minutes.

Step 11

Remove the seal and serve hot.

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