How to make Palak Methi Prawns - Seafood with greens – a nice way to serve prawns.

This recipe is from FoodFood TV channel & has featured on Sanjeev Kapoor Kitchen.

Main Ingredients : Prawns (kolambi/jhinga) (प्रॉन/कोलम्बी/झींगा), Spinach leaves (palak)

Cuisine : Fusion

Course : Main Course Seafood

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Palak Methi Prawns Recipe Card

Palak Methi Prawns

Hindi: jhinga
Favourite seafood? Prawns, prawns and more of prawns. A wide variety of small crustaceans, tiny relatives of the lobster, are known as prawns. Prawns are normally translucent when raw but get their distinctive pink or red colour on being cooked. one word of caution – if buying unpeeled prawns, smell for freshness and look for bright, shiny shells that have some spring left in them.

Prep Time : 16-20 minutes

Cook time : 26-30 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Moderate

Taste : Mild

Ingredients for Palak Methi Prawns Recipe

  • Prawns (kolambi/jhinga) peeled and deveined 250 grams

  • Spinach leaves (palak) 25-30

  • Fresh fenugreek leaves (methi) chopped 2 tablespoons

  • Oil 1 tablespoon

  • Onion chopped 1 medium

  • Garlic 7-8 cloves

  • Ginger roughly chopped 1 inch piece

  • Green chillies 3

  • Raw mango roughly chopped 1/3

  • Fresh mint leaves 5-6

  • Salt to taste

  • Turmeric powder a pinch


Step 1

Heat oil in a non stick pan, add onion and saute. Grind garlic cloves, ginger, green chillies, raw mango and fresh mint leaves in a mixer to a coarse paste.

Step 2

Put the paste in a bowl and add salt. Rinse the mixer jar with 2 tbsps water and add to the bowl.

Step 3

When the onions turn light golden, add fenugreek leaves and continue to saute. Add prawns to the bowl and mix well.

Step 4

Chop spinach leaves roughly and add to the pan. Add salt and mix. Add turmeric powder and mix and saute till almost dry.

Step 5

Add prawns and mix and cook on high heat till the prawns are done. Serve hot.