Spice Goa is one of the most sought after restaurants in Goa when it comes to the authentic Goan cuisine and seafood is their speciality. I personally love their food and enjoy going back there. My last visit was when they opened up a new branch in Verem and I can’t tell you how much I relished the food. But this time around I went there to learn their very popular recipe of Prawns in Banana Leaf.
And then as a part of my channel’s series about the Goan cuisine, I shot this recipe video with none other than Odette Mascarenhas. A celebrated author, a tv host, columnist, food critic and historian, Odette is like a walking talking encyclopaedia on Goan food and its heritage and thus she made for a perfect co-host for the video. We earlier shot at the O’Coqueiro restaurant and saw coming live of their very popular Chicken Cafreal recipe.
Spice Goa delighted us with their variety of sea-food, I mean just looking at all those different types of fishes and crabs and lobsters was so enticing that I can’t explain in words. Atul Shah the owner of the place is fondly called as Dr. Fish and looking at the image below, I am sure you will agree with those who call him that because he knows everything about all this seafood.
Apart from the recipe, we got enlightened on the history of the restaurant, its food and age old recipes and its one of those recipes that I take immense pride and happiness in sharing with all of you.
Prawns in Banana Leaf
It's a very simple recipe and requires ingredients that are easily available at home but trust me, it tastes so good that you just can't stop eating. I am very sure that you will enjoy making and relishing this recipe as much from the comfort of your home as I did at the restaurant.
- 16 Pieces Prawns (Medium Sized)
- 8 Nos Green Chillies (Medium Sized)
- 3 Table Spoon Lemon Juice
- 1 Bowl Coriander (Roughly Chopped)
- 1 Table Spoon Turmeric Powder
- Salt to taste
- 8 Banana Leaves (And Twigs or Thread for Tying)
- 1 Cup Oil (For shallow frying)
Wash the prawns, clean and de-vein them and keep aside.
Take coriander, green chillies, lemon juice and turmeric powder in a blender and make a thick paste.
Add roughly chopped onions to this paste.
Now apply salt to prawns and then coat them nicely in the prepared paste.
Wrap the prawns in banana leaves, tie them and shallow fry in oil for about 5 minutes.
Do not overcook the prawns, once done, serve hot, remove banana leaves and enjoy!
You can also watch the video to see how the recipe was prepared and also get some lovely insights about the Goan cuisine.
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40 thoughts on “Recipe- Prawns in Banana Leaf by Spice Goa!”
What an interesting recipe! This sounds like a unique combination of flavors. It is nice to have some different recipes to try.
Thanks, I am glad you liked it.
The dish seems very simple to prepare. What makes it different is the mixture of spices that coated the shrimp.
OMG yum!! This sounds like a tasty tasty good time 🙂
Thanks, I am glad you liked it.
This sounds tasty! I don’t think I’ve ever had this before, so I’m intrigued.
Yes, cooking in banana leaves is not a very common method, but will be worth trying 🙂
Such an interesting recipe. Looks easy to make and I love that you added pictures to go along with the steps.
Thank you, hope you enjoy it.
I’ve never had prawns in banana leaves. It sounds so exotic to me! I love prawns, so I’ll give this recipe a try. 🙂
Thanks, yes it’s not a very common method, but its a traditional kinda recipe back here in Goa, hope you enjoy it.
These sound so delicious. I will be buying the ingredients to make these.
Thanks, Tara, Do let me know how it turned out for you, enjoy!
Yummy, I would love to try this recipe! I do love prawns but I never had them in banana leaves before.
Thanks, Joanna, I hope you enjoy preparing this recipe.
it looks so amazing and delicious…recipe seems to be very easy to make but seriously i don’t like seafood much and this..so am not gonna try it but will surely share with those who loves it.,…
I can understand, but try using this masala and method with any meat of your choice or even veggies and cottage cheese, it will be worth trying.
I wannnnnt!!! This looks sooo good! I can’t wait to your recipe, hopefully this weekend. Thanks a lot.
Thanks, Chad, I am glad you liked it, hope you enjoy making it as well.
OH MY GOD I love prawns! I am gonna be trying this recipe pretty soon. Thanks for sharing!
Thanks Jim, I hope you like it 🙂
This seems interesting as I never thought you could cook prawns in banana leaves. I have to try this out!
Yeah, its a kind of traditional recipe of Goa and prepared in banana leaves 🙂
This looks so delicious! I will try to make one out of your recipe, thanks!
Thanks, I hope you enjoy both making it and eating it as well!
Oh wow, this looks very delicious. I love prawns and this would make such a lovely meal. I can’t wait to try your recipe!
Thank you, do try and let me know how it turns out for you!
You have me craving for prawns! These look so good! I really wish I had a full functioning kitchen area so I can try your recipes out.
Well, these are just a handful of ingredients so I am sure you will be able to try them soon 🙂
I’ve never had prawns like this before, but they look and sound delicious!
I am glad you liked it, do let me know if you try making the recipe!
This looks absolutely mouth watering. I love prawns and I think this dish will impress any guest. I must try it.
Thanks, I am sure both you and your guests will enjoy it 🙂
This looks good. Hubby may like it actually. I will have to get around having the heads on :), but it really does look tasty.
It’s quite a simple recipe, I am sure you will be able to make it easily. 🙂
I have had prawns in Goa and they are amazing!! would love to try this recipe
Yes I am sure you will love this recipe 🙂
First time I hear about this recipe… It is so different from my culture that I don’t know if I like it but it is something I’d like to try. Thanks for sharing the recipe. – Paolo
I can understand, its a traditional kind of a recipe, but as you can see the ingredients are pretty common, do give it a try, I am sure you will like it.
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