Prawn Hara Bhara Masala

Prawns cooked with a fresh coriander-mint masala. This is a Sanjeev Kapoor exclusive recipe.

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Prawn Hara Bhara Masala

Main Ingredients Prawns (medium), Fresh coriander leaves
Cuisine Indian
Course Main Course Seafood
Prep Time 6-10 minutes
Cook time 11-15 minutes
Serve 4
Taste Spicy
Level of Cooking Easy
Others Non Veg

Ingredients list for Prawn Hara Bhara Masala

  • 12-16 Prawns (medium) shelled and deveined
  • 2 medium bunches Fresh coriander leaves roughly chopped
  • 1 medium bunch Fresh mint leaves roughly chopped
  • 2 Green chillies broken
  • 1 tablespoon Oil 1 teaspoon +
  • 1 Bay leaf
  • 3-4 Cloves
  • 2 Green cardamoms
  • 1 inch Cinnamon
  • 1 tablespoon Garlic chopped
  • 2 medium Onions chopped
  • 1 teaspoon Cumin seeds
  • to taste Salt
  • 2 teaspoons Garam masala powder
  • 1 tablespoon Fresh cream


  1. Put green chillies, coriander leaves and mint leaves in a blender jar, add sufficient water and blend into a thick and smooth paste.
  2. Heat 1 tablespoon oil in a non-stick pan. Add bay leaf, cloves, cardamoms and cinnamon and sauté for a minute.
  3. Add garlic and sauté till garlic turns light golden. Add onions and sauté for 2 minutes.
  4. Add 1 teaspoon oil on one side in the same pan. Add cumin seeds and sauté for a minute.
  5. Add prawns, mix well and toss. Add salt, mix well and sauté for 10 seconds.
  6. Add ground paste, mix well, cover and cook for 2-3 minutes.
  7. Add garam masala powder and mix well. Add cream, mix well and switch off heat.
  8. Serve hot.