Misa Mach Poora Recipe of Mizoram | Grilled Shrimp Recipe of Mizoram

If you love shrimp or prawn , then this Mizo dish is made for you. One of the popular dish of the northeast cuisine is Misa Mach Poora. It is very easy and simple to prepare and you can make it with just few ingredients on hand. Marinated with subtle flavors, Misa Mach Poora are a sure way for an awesome delectable and luscious dinner. It can be served with a bowl of hot rice.  This is a dish traditionally made in Mizoram by grilling or roasting the shrimp on banana leaves placed on hot charcoals flavored with local spices. Here is a recipe of Misa Mach Poora of Mizo cuisine for you.

If you like Shrimp or Prawn, then here are some more recipe for you:

  1. Lau Chingri Recipe | Bottle Gourd And Shrimp Curry
  2. Golda Chingri Malaikari | Coconut Prawn Curry
  3. Chingri Macher Paturi Recipe | Steamed Prawns In Banana Leaf

Misa Mach Poora - Recipica

Ingredients of Misa Mach Poora:

  • 500 grams Shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • Banana leaves (enough to wrap the shrimp)
  • 2 tablespoons mustard oil
  • 1 teaspoon turmeric powder
  • 1 teaspoon red chili powder (use more or less as per your spice preference)
  • Salt to taste
  • 1 lemon, juice extracted
  • 2-3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1-inch piece of ginger, grated
  • Fresh coriander leaves, chopped (for garnish)

Instructions of Making Misa Mach Poora:

1. Clean the banana leaves and cut them into squares large enough to wrap portions of shrimp.

2. In a mixing bowl, combine mustard oil, turmeric powder, red chili powder, salt, minced garlic, grated ginger, and the juice of one lemon. Mix well to create a marinade.

3. Add the shrimp which you have peeled and deveined before to the marinade. Make sure each shrimp is well coated. Allow them to marinate for at least 15-30 minutes, or longer for more intense flavors.

4. Place the banana leaf over a slow fire to make it soft. Place a few marinated shrimp in the center of each banana leaf square. 

5. Wrap the banana leaf and tie it tightly with  banana stem thread or with a toothpick. Repeat this process for all the shrimp portions.

6. Preheat your grill or oven which ever you want to use to medium-high heat.

7. If using a grill: Place the banana leaf-wrapped shrimp packets on the grill. Grill for about 2-3 minutes on each side or until the shrimp are pink and cooked through.

8. If using an oven: Preheat your oven to the highest broil setting. Place the banana leaf-wrapped shrimp packets on a baking sheet. Broil for about 3-4 minutes on each side or until the shrimp are pink and cooked through.

9. Once the shrimp are cooked and the banana leaves have imparted their flavor, remove the packets from the grill or oven.

10. Carefully open the banana leaf packets and transfer the shrimp to a serving plate.

11. Now squeeze a little lemon juice and garnish with freshly chopped coriander leaves. 

Serving of Misa Mach Poora:

Serve your Misa Mach Poora  hot with steamed rice or as part of a Mizoram-style meal.

The use of banana leaves adds a unique and delightful flavor to the shrimp, making this dish a special treat. Enjoy your Misa Mach Poora!

 Recipe Card

The type of diet a Cuisine: Mizoram, Country: India, Course: Side-Dish/ Appetizer, Prep Time: 10 minutes, Cook Time: 10 minutes, Total Time: 20 Minutes, Serving: 4 People

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