Prawn Stuffed Pomfret

Double excitement – prawns stuffed into pomfrets and shallow-fried. This is a Sanjeev Kapoor exclusive recipe.

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Prawn Stuffed Pomfret

Main Ingredients Prawns (medium), Pomfrets
Cuisine Indian
Course Main Course Seafood
Prep Time 16-20 minutes
Cook time 26-30 minutes
Serve 4
Taste Spicy
Level of Cooking Easy
Others Non Veg

Ingredients list for Prawn Stuffed Pomfret

  • 1 cup Prawns (medium) cleaned and deveined
  • 4 small Pomfrets cleaned and slit on one side to make a pocket
  • for shallow frying Oil 3 tablespoons +
  • to taste Salt
  • ½ teaspoon Turmeric powder
  • 1½ tablespoons Ginger-garlic paste
  • Lemon juice of 1 lemon
  • 2 medium Onions finely chopped
  • 6-8 tablespoons Green chutney (grind fresh coriander, green chillies, ginger, ga
  • 1 teaspoon Sugar
  • ½ cup Rice flour


  1. Place the pomfrets on a plate, add salt, turmeric powder, ½ tablespoon ginger-garlic paste and juice of ½ lemon on the fish and rub in well. Set aside to marinate.
  2. Heat oil in a non-stick pan.Roughly chop prawns.
  3. Add onions to the pan and sauté till golden. Add remaining ginger-garlic paste, mix and sauté till the raw smell of ginger-garlic disappears.
  4. Add 4 tablespoons green chutney, mix and sauté for a minute. Add sugar and mix well. Add chopped prawns, mix and cook for 2 minutes or till the prawns are almost done. Switch off heat, add salt and remaining lemon juice and mix well. Set aside to cool.
  5. Spread some green chutney on the outside of each marinated fish and inside the pockets as well. Fill some prawn mixture into the pockets. Tie each stuffed fish with a thread so that the stuffing does not come out.
  6. Spread some of the remaining green chutney all over the stuffed fish and spread evenly.
  7. Spread rice flour on a plate. Add a little salt and mix well. Coat each stuffed fish with rice flour mixture.
  8. Heat some oil in another non-stick pan. Place the stuffed fish in it and shallow-fry for 3-4 minutes on each side or till golden and crisp.
  9. Serve hot with a few lemon wedges.