Prawn Pakwan

Prawn dumplings in coconut milk


Goes well with Jeera Rice

Ingredients non vegetarian 1 servings

    • 250 gms. prawns, shelled and deveined
    • 100 gms. chana dal
    • 2 med. sized onions
    • 2 med. sized tomatoes
    • 2 tbsps chopped coriander leaves
    • 5 green chillies, chopped fine
    • 1 tsp. cumin powder
    • 2 tsps. coriander powder
    • 1 tsp. red chilli powder
    • 100 gms. raisins and crushed walnut--cashew bits
    • 1 tsp. ginger paste
    • milk of half a coconut
    • oil for frying
    • salt to taste


    1. Soak dal overnight and grind coarsely.
    2. Chop prawns into fine pieces and mix with ground dal. add a pinch of salt, chopped chillies, coriander and chopped nuts and raisins.
    3. Put a tsp of oil in a pan, spread prawn mix in it evenly and steam in a cooker or in a big vessel containing water till done.
    4. Cool and cut into desired shapes.
    5. Heat oil in a kadai and shallow fry the pieces till light golden brown on both sides. keep aside.
    6. heat a tbsp. of oil in the kadai and fry the ginger-garlic paste. add shredded onion and saute till golden. Add the coriander and cummin powders, salt and tomato pieces and cook on a low fire till well blended.
    7. Stir in coconut milk.
    8. Bring to a boil with a cup of water.
    9. Gently ease in the prawn dumplings and simmer for a minute. garnish with chopped coriander leaves.
    10. serve hot. bon appetit!!



    Hi Anita, Have you tried this recipe? Please let me know how it has come out.


    Hi Bithica,urprawn recepie is good. u suggest me any other recepie related to Prawn or fish.specially related to Bengali culture.


    katiravan is really mean to have have commentd so badly on teh recipe. katiravan pls read the ingredients carefully befor u comment.

    Anagha Desai

    Hi Recipe is very nice, just wanted to tell Kathiravan who has coment on this recipe that it happens with all of need to fuss so much about it.You should be smart enough to track where the ingredient will go in.Anagha


    Hi, bithica das be careful when you writing a recipe you missed garlic in ingredients and coconut milk too i really wondering how come they post your recipe

    Anita Asli

    Wow! I just read the recipe and haven't tried it yet, but this is one of those irresistible mouthwatering recipes! I will try it at the earliest. Thank you for sharing it with us. Anita