Prawns In Coconut Shell

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Total Time:
1 hour
Serves: 2
Nutrition facts:

240 calories, 9 grams fat

Cuisine: Indian Recipe
Technique: Microwave Recipe
Difficulty: Medium

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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

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