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Chingri Maacher Malai Curry ( Tiger Prawns cooked in Coconut Milk)

Jul-21-2015
Ritu Sharma
0 minutes
Prep Time
30 minutes
Cook Time
6 People
Serves
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ABOUT Chingri Maacher Malai Curry ( Tiger Prawns cooked in Coconut Milk) RECIPE

The popular and a favourite among the Bengalis which is cooked on special occasions like Bengali New year or Durga Pujo or even Marriages.

Recipe Tags

  • Non-veg
  • West Bengal
  • Main Dish

Ingredients Serving: 6

  1. 500gms Tiger Prawns (Bagda Chingri)
  2. 1 large coconut
  3. 2 cups Hot water
  4. 4 Green chillies (slit)
  5. 4-5 Green cardamoms
  6. 2 Bay leaves
  7. 2tbsp ghee
  8. 1.5 tsp Ground mace
  9. 1tsp Turmeic powder
  10. 1-inch Stick cinnamon
  11. 5 cloves
  12. salt to taste

Instructions

  1. Grate the coconut and extract the cream by squeezing the flesh through a piece of muslin cloth. Add hot water to the residue coconut and squeeze out the milk. Keep the milk and the cream separately
  2. Coat the Tiger Prawns with Turmeric powder and salt and then saute for 4 mins in hot ghee in a pan. Remove from the pan and keep aside.
  3. In the same ghee, fry the green cardamoms, cloves, cinnamon and bay leaves. When the spices are fragrant, add the coconut milk and let it simmer for 5-7 mins.
  4. Add the prawns and the chillies and salt to taste, let it simmer for 10mins.
  5. Add the ground mace and simmer very gently for another 2 mins before adding the cream from the coconut.
  6. Serve hot, garnished with grated coconut and few slit green chillies.

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Aysha Patel
Jul-18-2016
Aysha Patel   Jul-18-2016

DHANANJAY JHA
Sep-28-2015
DHANANJAY JHA   Sep-28-2015

It came out v well . Thank you

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