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Prawn Malai Curry

Sreemoyee Bhattacharjee
25 minutes
Prep Time
30 minutes
Cook Time
4 People
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ABOUT Prawn Malai Curry RECIPE

Prawns cooked in mild spices and coconut milk. A Bengali style dish.

Recipe Tags

  • Non-veg
  • Easy
  • Others
  • West Bengal
  • Simmering
  • Boiling
  • Sauteeing
  • Side Dishes

Ingredients Serving: 4

  1. Prawns (cleaned and peeled) - 12
  2. Chopped onion - 1
  3. Chopped tomatoes - 1
  4. ginger Paste - 1 tsp
  5. garlic paste - 1/2 tsp
  6. turmeric powder - 1/2 tsp
  7. Red Chilli powder - 1 tsp
  8. cinnamon + cloves + cardamom powder - 1/2 tsp
  9. coconut milk - 1 cup
  10. salt
  11. sugar
  12. Refined oil


  1. Heat a kadhai, add refined oil then add the chopped onions and fry till they turn golden brown in colour.
  2. Add the tomatoes, followed by the ginger-garlic paste and all the spices with a little salt. Cook on a low flame till the masala leaves the oil.
  3. Add the prawns and cook it covered with a lid till the prawns are cooked.
  4. Finally add coconut milk and sugar, bring it to boil till you achieve the required thick consistency and serve.

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Amareshwari Mekala
Amareshwari Mekala   Feb-21-2017

Maanika Hoon
Maanika Hoon   May-06-2016

wow just only with mild spices and coconut milk, this looks really good!

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