Basil Prawns with Rice Noodles and Raw Mangoes

Prawns cooked in basil butter and served with chilled rice noodles and raw mango salad. This is a Sanjeev Kapoor exclusive recipe.

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Basil Prawns with Rice Noodles and Raw Mangoes

Main Ingredients Tiger prawns, Fresh basil leaves
Cuisine Fusion
Course Salads
Prep Time 31-40 minutes
Cook time 11-15 minutes
Serve 4
Taste Tangy
Level of Cooking Easy
Others Non Veg

Ingredients list for Basil Prawns with Rice Noodles and Raw Mangoes

  • 8-10 Tiger prawns shelled and deveined
  • 1 tablespoon Fresh basil leaves shredded


  1. Soak noodles in sufficient warm water for 5-10 minutes.
  2. To make basil butter, put butter, shredded basil and salt in a blender jar and blend well.
  3. Slit prawns vertically from the centre without cutting through to give them a butterfly shape.
  4. Heat basil butter in a non-stick pan. Add prawns and pan-fry for 1 minute. Add pepper powder and pan-fry till done. Remove from heat and set aside.
  5. To make dressing, heat a non-stick pan. Add vinegar, jaggery, soy sauce and mix. Bring to a boil and cook till thick. Remove from heat and set aside.
  6. Strain noodles through a colander and place in a bowl. Add mango (reserving some for garnishing), carrots, spring onion greens, peanut powder (reserving some for garnishing), torn basil leaves (reserving some for garnishing) and salt in a bowl. Mix well and add the dressing. Mix well, cover the bowl with cling film and refrigerate for 10-15 minutes.
  7. Before serving, warm the prawns and serve them on a bed of chilled noodle salad, garnished with peanut powder, mango and basil leaves.