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Chingri Macher Malai Curry / Prawn curry with Coconut Milk

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Chingri Macher Malai Curry is a traditional Bengali recipe rather delicacy, where Golda Chingri or Lobster is cooked in onion - tomato gravy and then addition of coconut milk makes the curry more rich and creamy, thus the name 'malai curry'. Though I made it with jumbo shrimps as we both are not fan of lobster. Taste of this Prawn malai curry came out delicious, neither too spicy nor too sweet, perfectly balanced. I served it with mishti pulao aka basonti pulao and the pair was heavenly. Do try this recipe and let me know how it turned out for you.


Ingredients

  • 12-15 jumbo prawns or 2 lobster per person.
  • Paste of a small onion.
  • 1 Tablespoon of ginger garlic paste.
  • Puree of a small tomato.
  • 1 Tablespoon of yogurt.
  • 5-6 Tablespoons of thick coconut milk.
  • Salt and sugar as per your taste.
  • Spice powder (2 Teaspoons of turmeric powder, 1 Teaspoon of red chili powder, 1 Teaspoon of kashmiri chili powder).
  • Whole spices (2 bay leaves, 2 green cardamom, 1 small cinnamon stick, 2 cloves).
  • 1/4th cup of mustard oil.
  • 1 green chili.
  • 1 Teaspoon of garam masala powder.
  • 1 Teaspoon of ghee.
  • Little hot water.

Chingri Macher Malai Curry / Prawn curry with Coconut Milk


Chingri Macher Malai Curry / Prawn curry with Coconut Milk

Steps

Ad some salt and 1 Teaspoon of turmeric powder to the deveined prawns. Mix well and keep aside for 15 minutes.
Cooking Step: Chingri Macher Malai Curry / Prawn curry with Coconut Milk
Heat mustard oil in a pan.
Add the marinated prawns, cook on medium high heat for 3 minutes, not more then that otherwise they will become chewy.
Then take them out from oil.
Cooking Step: Chingri Macher Malai Curry / Prawn curry with Coconut Milk
In that same oil add all of the whole spices. Saute for few seconds.
Cooking Step: Chingri Macher Malai Curry / Prawn curry with Coconut Milk
Add onion paste, cook for 7-8 minutes on medium flame.
Cooking Step: Chingri Macher Malai Curry / Prawn curry with Coconut Milk
Add ginger garlic paste, cook for 3 minutes.
Add tomato puree, mix well and cook for 5 minutes.
Cooking Step: Chingri Macher Malai Curry / Prawn curry with Coconut Milk
Then add some salt and sugar along with all of the spice powder. Mix well for few minutes.
Cooking Step: Chingri Macher Malai Curry / Prawn curry with Coconut Milk
Add yogurt, mix well and cook for another 3-5 minutes.
Cooking Step: Chingri Macher Malai Curry / Prawn curry with Coconut Milk
Now add the fried prawns along with the drippings, mix well for 3-4 minutes.
Then add coconut milk, mix well.
Cooking Step: Chingri Macher Malai Curry / Prawn curry with Coconut Milk
Now add little hot water, cover the pan and cook for 5 minutes.
Lastly add green chili, ghee and garam masala powder. Mix well and turn off the heat.
Let it rest for 10-15 minutes hen serve.
Cooking Step: Chingri Macher Malai Curry / Prawn curry with Coconut Milk

Additional Info

Recipe Category: Main dishes: Seafood
Recipe Cuisine: Indian
Preparation Time: 20 minutes
Cooking Time: 30 minutes
Serves: 3

Your Chingri Macher Malai Curry is ready to serve.
  • Serve this hot with mishti pulao, fried rice or plain steamed rice ...

Chingri Macher Malai Curry / Prawn curry with Coconut Milk


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