Prawn Pollichathu (Prawn cooked in Plantain leaf)


This is one of the famous method to make in Kerala for any kind of seafood it’s called Meen Pollichathu.. Meen (Fish ) Pollichathu (burnt and cooked in Plantain leaf ) . They cook everything and put in leaf wrap and then fry the leaf in oil in pan or coal. It’s so tasty with all the mix of spices and that leaf taste takes it to next level .


  1. 500 gm Prawns
  2. 1 tsp chilli powder
  3. 1/2 tsp Turmeric
  4. 1 tsp coriander powder
  5. 1 tsp cumin powder
  6. 1 tsp Garam Masala
  7. to taste salt
  8. 1 big tomato
  9. 1 big onion sliced
  10. ginger garlic crushed
  11. Coconut oil
  12. 1/4 Cup coconut thick milk
  13. Pepper Powder
  14. Handful curry leaves
  15. Leaf Plantain


  1. First in a bowl add the prawns add all spices turmeric,1/2 tsp chilli powder,1/2 tsp Coriander powder,salt to taste, cumin powder,garam masala 1/2 tsp

  2. In a pan add coconut oil add little curry leaf and then add prawns and cook half done and remove.

  3. In same pan add some more oily then add onion sauté well add ginger-garlic crushed cook till raw smell goes. Then add all the dry spices cook while and add tomato cook well.

  4. Now add the prawns and mix well till all the spices gets into it cook for while it should look thick gravy now add coconut milk and adjust salt. Cook till the milk is drained completely.

  5. Once done add some more curry leaves and cover and remove from heat. Once it’s cool down a bit Clean the plantain leaf and add the prawns masala to it wrap it really well.

  6. In a pan add some oil put this plantain leaf in low flame and cook both side till color change and it’s done.

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