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Jumbo Prawns in Coconut Milk

Susmita Mitra
60 minutes
Prep Time
30 minutes
Cook Time
6 People
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ABOUT Jumbo Prawns in Coconut Milk RECIPE

Chingri Malaikari or Prawn Malaikari is a very famous and popular Bengali dish served with white Rice or Pulao for lunch or dinner on special occasions. I saw it described somewhere as an “Elegant Bengali Classic” – that definitely sums up this dish. It is so delicious that I want to run down and have my dinner right now instead of writing this up!

Recipe Tags

  • Non-veg
  • Easy
  • Festive
  • West Bengal
  • Simmering
  • Sauteeing
  • Side Dishes
  • Healthy

Ingredients Serving: 6

  1. Jumbo prawns 500 gm
  2. mustard oil 2 tbsp
  3. ginger garlic paste 1 tsp
  4. salt to taste
  5. Red chilli powder 1 tsp
  6. Green chillies 5-6
  7. cumin powder 1 tsp
  8. coconut milk 2 cup
  9. ghee 2 tsp
  10. garam masala 1 tsp
  11. cumin seeds 1/2 tsp
  12. sugar 1 tsp


  1. Blanch the prawns in turmeric water. 
  2. Heat mustard oil in a pan, add sugar and cumin seeds
  3. Add ginger paste, cumin powder, red chili powder and turmeric powder. Saute for 3-4 minutes
  4. Now add the prawns and slit green chillies and stir for few minutes. 
  5. Add the coconut milk, cook for 6-7 minutes and then add salt. 
  6. Finally add garam masala and ghee , mix well. Serve hot

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Neha Dhingra
Neha Dhingra   Nov-13-2017

Coconut-based sauce is just awesome.

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