How to make Coconut Rawas -

Rawas fillets in delicious coconut gravy.

Sanjeev Kapoor

This recipe has featured on the show Khanakhazana.

Main Ingredients : Rawas (रावस), Coconut milk (नारियल का दूध)

Cuisine : Indian

Course : Main Course Seafood

Coconut Rawas

Coconut Rawas Recipe Card


History of Indian cuisine dates back to nearly 5,000-years ago when various groups and cultures interacted with India that led to a diversity of flavours and regional cuisines.
Indian cuisine comprises of a number of regional cuisines.  The diversity in soil type, climate, culture, ethnic group and occupations, these cuisines differ from each other mainly due to the use of locally available spices, herbs, vegetables and fruits. Indian food is also influenced by religious and cultural choices and traditions. 
Foreign invasions, trade relations and colonialism had introduced certain foods to the country like potato, chillies and breadfruit.    

Prep Time : 16-20 minutes

Cook time : 26-30 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Easy

Taste : Mild

Ingredients for Coconut Rawas Recipe

  • Rawas 1 1/2 cups

  • Coconut milk cubed 2

  • Salt to taste

  • Lemon juice 1 tablespoon

  • Onion roughly chopped 1 medium

  • Ginger roughly chopped 1 inch piece

  • Garlic roughly chopped 3-4 cloves

  • Fresh red chillies stemmed 3

  • Lemon grass roughly chopped 1 stalk

  • Oil 2 tablespoons

  • Honey 2 teaspoons

  • Fresh coriander leaves roughly chopped 1 tablespoon


Step 1

Sprinkle salt and half the lemon juice on the fish pieces and set aside for fifteen minutes. Grind onion, ginger, garlic, two fresh red chillies and lemon grass to a paste.

Step 2

Diagonally slice the remaining fresh red chilli. Heat oil in a pan and sauté the fish pieces for a couple for minutes. Add the ground paste and stir.

Step 3

Sauté for a couple of minutes more or till the fish is cooked over high heat. Add coconut milk and cook for a minute. Add honey and coriander leaves and mix. Add the remaining lemon juice and mix.

Step 4

Serve hot, garnished with red chilli slices.

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MasterChef Sanjeev Kapoor

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