Prawns in Green Spice Paste (Hara Masala)

READY IN: 50mins
Recipe by Muktas diaries

The green spice paste (hara masala) is used in Indian cooking for various recipes. You can make it and store it in the freezer for a few days. Everyone has a different recipe for it but the base is the coriander.

Top Review by rpgaymer

This was pretty good and easy to make. I thought the leftovers tasted WAY better the next day, because I guess the cooked shrimp had time to marinate. I love spicy food, but all those chili peppers gave the masala a bitter flavor. I'd cut back on them next time.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Clean and devein the prawns. Add 1/4 tsp of turmeric and salt to the prawns and leave aside.
  2. In a blender, add the the coriander leaves, coconut, ginger paste, garlic paste and green chillies. Add 1/4 cup water to help it blend. Blend to form a paste.
  3. On medium flame heat 1 tbsp oil . Add the fennel seeds and cumin seeds and let them sputter. Add the onions. Add a pinch of salt and cook till the onions are translucent.
  4. Add the green paste, mix well and cook for 3-4 minutes. Add 1/4 cup water ( more as required), add lemon juice and cover and cook for 5 minutes.
  5. Add the prawns. Add salt as per taste (remember we had added salt earlier) Cover and cook for 3-4 minutes or until the prawns are cooked.
  6. Serve with paratha or rice!

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