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Prawn malai curry

Mitoshi Saha
10 minutes
Prep Time
20 minutes
Cook Time
2 People
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ABOUT Prawn malai curry RECIPE

This is a traditional Bengali dish made with coconut milk

Recipe Tags

  • Non-veg
  • Easy
  • Festive
  • West Bengal
  • Simmering
  • Frying
  • Sauteeing
  • Main Dish
  • Egg Free

Ingredients Serving: 2

  1. 250gms of big size prawns
  2. Few green cardamom
  3. Bay leaf
  4. 1 stick cinnamom
  5. Few cloves
  6. I onion
  7. Few green chillies
  8. turmeric powder
  9. Red chilli powder
  10. 1 cup coconut milk
  11. Red chilli powder
  12. cumin powder 1tsp
  13. salt to taste
  14. Little sugar
  15. ginger paste 1tsp
  16. mustard oil for cooking


  1. Marinate the prawns with salt and turmeric powder for few minutes
  2. Heat oil and fry the prawns till light colour and keep aside
  3. In the remaining oil add the bay leaf and whole garam Masala
  4. As it splutters add the onion paste
  5. Saute till the raw smell goes.
  6. Add ginger paste
  7. Then the dry Masala powders
  8. Saute till oil separates
  9. Then add the coconut milk along with some water
  10. Lower the flame and let it cook for some time
  11. As oil floats add the fried prawns
  12. Add salt and sugar
  13. Cover and cook for another 2-3 minutes
  14. Switch off the flame and serve with steamed rice or pulao

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Hema Mallik
Hema Mallik   Mar-07-2018


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