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Prawns cooked in tender coconut shell Recipe

Prawns cooked in tender coconut shell is a popular Indian Curries
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On :
Monday, 20 June, 2016
Category :
Non-Vegetarian Recipe
Course :
Curries Recipe
Cuisine :
Indian Recipe
Technique :
One Dish Recipe
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Servings :
Serves 4
Rated 3 based on 100 votes


  • 1 kg - Prawns
  • 250 gms - Onions
  • 6-12 Green chillies
  • 1 grated Coconut
  • 2 tbsp - Mustard Seeds
  • 1 tsp - powdered Turmeric
  • 1.5 tsp - salt
  • 4-6 tbsp - Mustard oil
  • 1 tender coconut/daab cut into half-inch from top horizontally and water removed
  • How to Make Prawns cooked in tender coconut shell:

    1. Shell, clean and remove heads from fresh prawns.
    2. Chop into small pieces.
    3. Slice the onions in half and then slice lengthwise very fine.
    4. Slit green chillies.
    5. Grind mustard seed to a very fine paste with a little water.
    6. In a bowl, mix all the ingredients, finally adding oil and then mix thoroughly.
    7. Stuff the daab with this mixture and use the top half-inch slice as a lid. Seal with a piece of foil to cover the top of the daab.
    8. Bake in a 350 degrees F for approx. 1 hour in which time the prawns should be cooked and the mustard oil should have risen to the top of the shell.
    9. This dish is best when served in the daab shell and makes a glamorous addition to a buffet table.


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