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Prawns In Coconut Shell Recipe

Prawns In Coconut Shell is a popular Indian Side-Dish
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On :
Friday, 21 July, 2017
Category :
Non-Vegetarian Recipe
Course :
Side-Dish Recipe
Cuisine :
Indian Recipe
Technique :
Microwave Recipe
Difficulty :
Servings :
Serves 2
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  • Shelled, deveined and cleaned Prawns - 250 gms.
  • Tender Coconut - 1, large.
  • Onion, finely chopped - 1.
  • green chilli, finely chopped - 1.
  • Red Chilli powder - 1/2 tsp.
  • Mustard Seeds - 1 tbsp.
  • Juice of 1 lime.
  • Salt to taste.
  • How to Make Prawns In Coconut Shell:

    1. Cut tender coconut on top such that a spoon can go in and it can stand on the table comfortably.
    2. Reserve the cut top piece of the tender coconut. Reserve the coconut water.
    3. Scrap out the flesh, finely chop and keep aside.
    4. Grind the mustard seeds, lime juice, green chilli and salt together. Keep aside.
    5. Roughly grind the onion with the coconut flesh. Mix this with the mustard paste. Add in the chilli powder if required.
    6. Marinate the prawns in the above paste for one hour.
    7. In a skillet add 2 tsp of oil. Add the prawns with the marinate. Saute for one minute. Add the reserved coconut water.
    8. Cook on medium flame till the prawns are 3/4th done.
    9. Spoon the prawns and marinade into the tender coconut shell. Replace the top and lightly seal with dough.
    10. Place in microwave, high heat and cook for 15 minutes.
    11. Serve in the coconut shell with coriander rice.


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