How to make Prawn Stuffed Pomfret -

Double excitement – prawns stuffed into pomfrets and shallow-fried.

Sanjeev Kapoor

This is a Sanjeev Kapoor exclusive recipe.

Main Ingredients : Prawns (medium) (मध्यम आकार के प्रॉन्स), Pomfrets (पापलेट)

Cuisine : Indian

Course : Main Course Seafood

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Prawn Stuffed Pomfret

Prawn Stuffed Pomfret Recipe Card


Hindi: jhinga
Favourite seafood? Prawns, prawns and more of prawns. A wide variety of small crustaceans, tiny relatives of the lobster, are known as prawns. Prawns are normally translucent when raw but get their distinctive pink or red colour on being cooked. one word of caution – if buying unpeeled prawns, smell for freshness and look for bright, shiny shells that have some spring left in them.

Prep Time : 16-20 minutes

Cook time : 26-30 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Easy

Taste : Spicy

Ingredients for Prawn Stuffed Pomfret Recipe

  • Prawns (medium) cleaned and deveined 1 cup

  • Pomfrets cleaned and slit on one side to make a pocket 4 small

  • Oil 3 tablespoons + for shallow frying

  • Salt to taste

  • Turmeric powder ½ teaspoon

  • Ginger-garlic paste 1½ tablespoons

  • Lemon juice of 1 lemon

  • Onions finely chopped 2 medium

  • Green chutney (grind fresh coriander, green chillies, ginger, ga 6-8 tablespoons

  • Sugar 1 teaspoon

  • Rice flour ½ cup


Step 1

Place the pomfrets on a plate, add salt, turmeric powder, ½ tablespoon ginger-garlic paste and juice of ½ lemon on the fish and rub in well. Set aside to marinate.

Step 2

Heat oil in a non-stick pan.Roughly chop prawns.

Step 3

Add onions to the pan and sauté till golden. Add remaining ginger-garlic paste, mix and sauté till the raw smell of ginger-garlic disappears.

Step 4

Add 4 tablespoons green chutney, mix and sauté for a minute. Add sugar and mix well. Add chopped prawns, mix and cook for 2 minutes or till the prawns are almost done. Switch off heat, add salt and remaining lemon juice and mix well. Set aside to cool.

Step 5

Spread some green chutney on the outside of each marinated fish and inside the pockets as well. Fill some prawn mixture into the pockets. Tie each stuffed fish with a thread so that the stuffing does not come out.

Step 6

Spread some of the remaining green chutney all over the stuffed fish and spread evenly.

Step 7

Spread rice flour on a plate. Add a little salt and mix well. Coat each stuffed fish with rice flour mixture.

Step 8

Heat some oil in another non-stick pan. Place the stuffed fish in it and shallow-fry for 3-4 minutes on each side or till golden and crisp.

Step 9

Serve hot with a few lemon wedges.

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