Banana Leaf wrapped Steamed Prawns: 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!

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  • 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


  1. 1.Peel, devein and wash the prawns in cold running water.
  2. 2.Using a banana leaf make a pouch keep aside.
  3. 3.In a wok, make an emulsion of coconut milk and all spice powder.
  4. 4.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.
  5. 5.Marinate the prawn with salt and xacuti crumble, place inside the banana pouch.
  6. 6.Using a steamer, steam the prawns for 4-5 minutes.
  7. 7.Make a batter with tempura flour and deep fry the banana flowers.
  8. 8.For assembly place the banana pouch inside a dim sum basket, coconut emulsion and fried banana tempura flowers.
  9. 9.For garnish: Use Xacuti crumble, fried banana flowers.
  10. Banana Leaf wrapped Steamed Prawns are ready to serve.