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A wedding of spicy chillies and mustard, gentled by the sweetness of coconut milk in this simple dish of prawns cooked inside a tender green coconut.


Prawns,small, peeled (but with tails left on)
: 750gm
Onions, sliced
: 2
: l tsp
Haldi (turmeric)
: 1/2 tsp
Green chillies, slit
: 3-4
Coconut milk
: 1 cup
Mustard seeds, soaked overnight and ground to a paste
: 1 tbsp
Mustard oil, sharp
: 2 tbsp
Green coconut, top lopped off and water drained
: 1 tender
Dough- A small ball to support coconut while cooking

Daab Chingri


  • Except for oil and green coconut, mix all ingredients and stuff into the coconut. Drizzle in oil. If top has been chopped off in one piece, you can put it back as a "lid".
  • Set coconut on turntable of microwave oven, supported by dough ring. Cook on Medium (70-80 percent power) for 20 minutes. Let it stand for 5 minutes.
  • Carefully remove the coconut from the dough base and place it on a large serving platter - let it tilt and fall open.
  • Serve with rice.