Banana Leaf Wrapped Prawns With Tamarind Leaves (Steamed)

4.67 from 3 votes

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Tamarind is widely used in our country and India is the largest producer of Tamarind. Mostly people use the fruit and it has got plenty of medicinal values. Similarly, Tamarind leaves also have lot of benefits- one which is that you can use this for cooking.
I thought of doing an experiment and this recipe came out as one of the best recipes of mine. It's similar to Parsi dish Patrani Machchi. Do try this recipe before the summer season gets over and I am sure you'll love it.
Prep Time 1 hour
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 20 minutes
Served AsDinner, Lunch
CuisineIndian
Servings 3
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Ingredients
  

  • 250 gm Prawns medium size
  • ¾ cup Tamarind leaves
  • ½ cup Coconut grated
  • 6 Green Chili
  • 5 Shallots
  • 2 cloves Garlic
  • 2 tablespoon Coconut oil
  • Salt as per taste
  • ¼ teaspoon Chili powder
  • ¼ teaspoon Turmeric Powder
  • Banana leaves for steaming
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Instructions
 

  • 1. Wash and clean the prawns. Devein it carefully. (I got cleaned and deveined prawns from Licious).
  • 2. In a bowl, add prawns, chili powder, turmeric powder and a pinch of salt. Mix well and marinate for 15-30 mins.
    Banana Leaf Wrapped Prawns With Tamarind Leaves (Steamed) - Plattershare - Recipes, food stories and food lovers
  • 3. In a mixer, grind the cleaned tamarind leaves, grated coconut, chilies, shallots, and garlic. Do not add water. Add coconut oil and salt while grinding the masala.
  • 4. Mix this paste with Prawns and keep it aside.
  • 5. Cut banana leaves into square shapes and use the stem as a thread for tying the packets. Heat both sides of the leaves on medium flame. This will avoid tearing off leaves while making the packets.
  • 6. Place the marinated prawns (3-5 no's) in the center of each leaf and fold and tie it carefully.
  • 7. Keep water for boiling in a steamer and once the water is hot, place all the packets in the tray. Cover it with a lid and steam it for 15-20 mins.
    Banana Leaf Wrapped Prawns With Tamarind Leaves (Steamed) - Plattershare - Recipes, food stories and food lovers
  • 8. Once it's ready, remove from the tray and serve it hot with rice/millets or Indian bread.
    Banana Leaf Wrapped Prawns With Tamarind Leaves (Steamed) - Plattershare - Recipes, food stories and food lovers

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4.67 from 3 votes

Recipe Nutrition

Calories: 275 kcal | Carbohydrates: 25 g | Protein: 21 g | Fat: 11 g | Saturated Fat: 8 g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1 g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1 g | Trans Fat: 1 g | Cholesterol: 134 mg | Sodium: 407 mg | Potassium: 375 mg | Fiber: 4 g | Sugar: 6 g | Vitamin A: 51 IU | Vitamin C: 17 mg | Calcium: 133 mg | Iron: 1 mg
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