Prawn in Coconut Shell Recipe

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

Main Ingredients : Small prawns, Coconut milk

Cuisine : Indian

Course : Main Course_Seafood

Prawn in Coconut Shell

Prawn in Coconut Shell Recipe - How to make Prawn in Coconut Shell


Prep Time : 21-25 minutes

Cook time : 21-25 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Medium


  • Small prawns shelled and deveined300 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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