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Bengali Steamed Prawn

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Prawns – 1/2 kg, shelled and cleaned
Fresh Coconut – 1/2 cup, grated
Green Chillies – 6, slit, to garnish
Mustard Oil – 1/4 cup

For the Mustard Paste:
Mustard Seeds – 1/4 cup
Green Chillies – 3
Salt to taste
Turmeric Powder – 1/4 tsp

1. Put the mustard seeds and green chillies in a blender and blend to make a fine paste.
2. Stir in the salt and turmeric powder.
3. Put the prawns in a shallow dish and rub with the mustard paste, stir in the coconut.
4. Level the prawns, arrange the green chillies over them and dribble with the oil.
5. Fill a large pan with about 2 inch of water.
6. Place a trivet in the centre on which the dish of prawns can be placed.
7. It should be above the level of water.
8. Bring the water to a boil then lower the heat, cover and steam the prawns for about 25 minutes.
9. If the prawns are steamed in a perfoated steaming container the liquid will drain out.
10. In an ordinary dish some liquid will collect around the prawns and form a mustard-coloured gravy.
11. Serve with rice.

Praveen Kumar
Praveen Kumar
Praveen Kumar founded Awesome Cuisine, a platform created in 2008 to showcase India's vibrant culinary heritage. A digital marketer by profession and a passionate food lover, Praveen has been exploring the world of food since his school days. With Awesome Cuisine, he combines his expertise in digital marketing with his deep love for food, sharing delicious recipes and inspiring others to appreciate the joy of cooking. Through Awesome Cuisine, he invites you to join him on a flavorful journey and discover the wonders of Indian cuisine.

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