Prawn Malaikari

    By Moumita Malla  |  29th Jul 2018  |  
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    About Prawn Malaikari Recipe

    Chingri or jumbo prawns are cooked in a creamy sauce made with thick coconut milk. It is prepared in every household since ages

    Prawn Malaikari

    Ingredients to make Prawn Malaikari

    • Jumbo Prawns big size -4,
    • cumin seeds - 1 tablespoon
    • onion - 1 medium size paste
    • ginger garlic paste - 2 tablespoons
    • tomatoes - 1 chopped
    • 6-7 cashew paste (soak in water..then grind to make a fine paste )
    • coconut milk - 1 cup(fresh or store bought )
    • Salt & sugar as per taste
    • turmeric - 1 teaspoon
    • Red chili powder - 1 teaspoon
    • Oil - 4 tbsp (Preferably mustard oil )
    • Whole Garam Masala (Green Cardamom pods 1" long Cinnamon stick bay leaves 2 )
    • ghee - 1 tablespoon

    How to make Prawn Malaikari

    1. Clean the prawns very well and wash them & mix the prawns with salt & turmeric for 15 minutes. .
    2. Now heat oil in a non-stick pan and lightly fry the prawns  until light brown  and keep aside
    3. In that remaining oil add whole cumin seeds, bay leaf, cardamom pods, cloves & cinnamon sticks and fry till fragrance comes out from them.
    4. Now add the onion paste and fry till light brown , add ginger & garlic paste and fry with onion. Now add turmeric powder & cumin powder to it and stir fry with 2 tablespoons of water.
    5. When oil start separating from the masala add salt, sugar, cashew paste & tomato and cover the pan to make the tomato soft & pulpy.
    6. When the tomatoes become pulpy star frying again till all the masala becomes dry.
    7. Now add fried potato to the masala and fry for couple of minutes and then add the coconut milk & fried prawns to it and cover the pan and cook on low flame for about 15 minutes
    8. Check if the potatoes are cooked or not. If the potatoes are cooked then off the oven and pour the "Prawn Malaikari" in a large bowl and garnish with ghee & fresh cream.

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