Prawn (Chingri in Bengali) Malai Curry is a Bengali dish where prawns are braised in a rich coconut gravy.
Marinate prawns with 1 pinch turmeric powder and chili powder, and 1/4 tsp salt. Set aside for 5 minutes.
Heat 2 tbsp oil in pan and lightly fry prawns for 1 minute on each side.
Add 2 tbsp oil to same pan, cinnamon stick, bay leaf, onion paste, ginger/garlic paste and 2 tbsp water. Saute well for 1 minute.
Add turmeric powder, chili powder, cumin powder and 1/2 tsp garam masala, and saute another 30 seconds.
Add coconut cream. Bring to boil and add prawns (turn down heat).
Add salt, sugar, lemon juice, chillies and ghee. Stir, cover on low for 5 minutes.
Drain excess oil from coconut cream and serve hot. Enjoy!