Prawns in tomato basil and lime sauce

Prawns with basil leaves and lime are a magic combo. They cause a explosion of flavors in your dish. Use fresh basil leaves if you have.I used dried basil.
Course Appetizer, Main Course
Cuisine european, Indian, Italian
Keyword fish lovers, Indrani's kitchen, party prawn recipes, seafood lovers
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Servings 2
Author indrani


  • Prawns deveined and shelled 8 to 10
  • Basil leaves 4 to 5
  • Lime juice 1 lime
  • Lime jest 1/2 tsp
  • Tomatoes 2 pureed in grinder
  • Garlic 7 to 8 small cloves or 2 big cloves crushed
  • Green chillies 2 to 3 chopped
  • Black pepper crushed fresh
  • Dried basil 1/2 tsp
  • Chili flakes 1 tsp
  • Cornflour 1 tsp



  1. Marinate the prawns in salt and lime juice for at least 10 minutes.
  2. In a tbsp of oil add crushed garlic ,followed by tomato till the tomato is cooked and does not smell raw
  3. Add the prawns and salt as per taste.
  4. Add green chillies, hand torn basil leaves and lime zest cover cook for 5 minutes in low flame.
  5. Add chilly flakes  and mix.
  6. Dissolve 1 tsp cornflour in little water and add to the pan.
  7. Cook till it forms a nice sauce of medium consistency.
  8. Just before taking out add black pepper roughly crushed and serve hot with rice.Garnish with basil leaves.
  9. I had only this though .I am sure you will enjoy :)