prawn-malai-curry
Prawn Malai Curry
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
20 mins
Total Time
30 mins
 

Prawn (Chingri in Bengali) Malai Curry is a Bengali dish where prawns are braised in a rich coconut gravy. 

Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Bengali
Servings: 3 people
Ingredients
Prawn marinade
  • 12 prawns shelled and deveined
  • 1 pinch turmeric powder
  • 1 pinch chili powder
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 2 tbsp oil
Gravy
  • 2 tbsp oil
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1/2 cup onion paste
  • 1 tsp ginger/garlic powder
  • 1 tsp coriander powder
  • 1/2 + 1/4 tsp garam masala
  • 1/2 cup coconut cream
  • 2 + 1 tbsp water
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • 1 tsp lemon juice
  • 1/2 tsp ghee
  • 2 green chilies slit
Instructions
  1. Marinate prawns with 1 pinch turmeric powder and chili powder, and 1/4 tsp salt. Set aside for 5 minutes. 

  2. Heat 2 tbsp oil in pan and lightly fry prawns for 1 minute on each side. 

  3. 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. 

  4. Add turmeric powder, chili powder, cumin powder and 1/2 tsp garam masala, and saute another 30 seconds. 

  5. Add coconut cream. Bring to boil and add prawns (turn down heat). 

  6. Add salt, sugar, lemon juice, chillies and ghee. Stir, cover on low for 5 minutes. 

  7. Drain excess oil from coconut cream and serve hot. Enjoy!