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24th February 2019

Spring Onion Bhaji with Prawns

As simple as can be, the recipe for this Spring Onion Bhaji with Prawns was shared to me by my friend Betty Pires. It is a bhaji preparation where the prawns retain their flavours and the crunchy spring onions complement the prawns well. It can be served as a side or eaten with chapatis.

Serves: 2 Persons

Prep. Time: 15 Mins.

Cooking Time: 10 to 12 Mins.


  • Spring Onion – 2 medium sized bunches
  • Prawns (cleaned & deveined) – 100 gms (cleaned)
  • Light Green Chillies (slit) – 1 to 2
  • Coconut (grated) – 2 tbsp.
  • Oil – 1 to 2 tbsp.
  • Salt – ½ tsp. or to taste

Step 1:     Apply ¼ tsp. salt to the prawns and keep aside.

Step 2:     Wash the spring onion and drain well. Cut and separate the white and green parts. Chop each of them fine and keep separately.

Step 3:     Heat the oil in a pan and add the chopped spring onion whites. Sauté on medium heat for 30 seconds. Then add the prawns and sauté for another minute till they change colour.

Step 4:     Add the green chillies and sauté for another 30 seconds. Reduce the heat and then add the chopped spring onion greens. Mix well. Add ¼ tsp. salt and cook covered on low heat for 5 to 6 minutes.

Step 5:     Later, open the lid and sprinkle the grated coconut over the bhaji. Cook covered for another minute.


  • Do the overcook the vegetable as it will lose its crunch.

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