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Banana Leaf wrapped Steamed Prawns Recipe

Banana Leaf wrapped Steamed Prawns
How to make Banana Leaf wrapped Steamed Prawns

About Banana Leaf wrapped Steamed Prawns Recipe: Banana leaves are used all around Asia to wrap and steam or bake the food. It not only keeps the food moist but also gives a mild flavour to it. It also gives a unique presentation to the dish. Here is a prawn recipe that has marinated prawns wrapped in banana leaf and steamed well. Perfect as a dinner party snack!

  • Total Cook Time1 hr
  • Prep Time 15 mins
  • Cook Time 45 mins
  • Recipe Servings2
  • Medium

Ingredients of Banana Leaf wrapped Steamed Prawns

  • 16-20 Tiger prawns
  • 10 gram All spiced powder
  • 1 Fresh banana leaf
  • 50 ml Coconut milk
  • 20 gram Banana flower
  • 10 gram Xacuti masala
  • For frying Refined oil
  • 30 gram Tempura flour
  • to taste Salt

How to Make Banana Leaf wrapped Steamed Prawns

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Peel, devein and wash the prawns in cold running water.
Using a banana leaf make a pouch keep aside.
In a wok, make an emulsion of coconut milk and all spice powder.
Using an oven at 70 C, dehydrate Xacuti masala on seal pad overnight for the crumble. Xacuti – A traditional Goan masala made with roasted coconut and select whole spices.
Marinate the prawn with salt and xacuti crumble, place inside the banana pouch.
Using a steamer, steam the prawns for 4-5 minutes.
Make a batter with tempura flour and deep fry the banana flowers.
For assembly place the banana pouch inside a dim sum basket, coconut emulsion and fried banana tempura flowers.
For garnish: Use Xacuti crumble, fried banana flowers.
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