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Prawn in Coconut Shell

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This recipe is from FoodFood TV channel & has featured on Sanjeev Kapoor Kitchen.

Preparation Time : 21-25 minutes

Cooking time : 21-25 minutes

Servings : 4

Prawn in Coconut Shell

Main Ingredients

Small prawns , Tender coconut





Level Of Cooking



  • Small prawns shelled and deveined
    300 grams
  • Tender coconut
  • Oil
    1 tablespoon
  • Onion
    1 medium
  • Mustard seeds
    1/2 teaspoons
  • Curry leaves
  • Black peppercorns
  • Green chilli sauce
    1 tablespoon
  • Dried red chillies
  • Fresh turmeric
    1 inch
  • Green chilli
  • Garlic cloves
  • Ginger
    1 inch
  • Salt
    to taste
  • Coconut milk
    1/2 cup
  • Wheat flour dough for sealing


Step 1

Scoop out the tender flesh from the coconut and reserve the shell.

Step 2

Heat oil in a non-stick pan.

Step 3

Slice onion.

Step 4

Add mustard seeds, curry leaves, peppercorns and sliced onion to the pan and saute.

Step 5

Take prawns in a bowl. Add chilli sauce, mix well and set aside for 15 minutes.

Step 6

Roughly chop dried red chillies and add to the pan, saute further.

Step 7

Slice fresh turmeric and place in a grinder jar alongwith broken green chilli, coconut flesh, garlic cloves and roughly chopped ginger. Add very little water and grind into a coarse paste.

Step 8

Add prawns in the pan alongwith ground paste, salt and mix well. Add coconut milk and mix well.

Step 9

Transfer the prawn mixture into the reserved coconut shell, cover with the lid and seal with the wheat flour dough.

Step 10

Heat sufficient water in a deep non-stick pan. Place the coconut shell in it and steam for 15-20 minutes.

Step 11

Remove the seal and serve hot.

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