Prawn Malai-Curry – Traditional Chingri Malaikari

Prawn Malai Curry or Chingri Malaikari is a Bengali delicacy. This recipe is the authentic version of Chingri Malaikari. In this recipe, jumbo prawns are cooked in onion gravy and rich coconut milk, and this combination with prawn tastes divine. For more Bengali recipes, search here .

Image : Prawn Malai Curry

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Important :

  • Preparation Time : 15 minutes
  • Cooking Time : 40 minutes
  • Total Time : 55 minutes
  • Serve For : 5

Ingredients :

  • Jumbo Prawn (10 pieces) /Golda or Bagda Chingri
  • Onion (2 medium size) /paste
  • Whole Garam Masala (4 green cardamom, 6 cloves, 3 inch cinnamon stick)
  • Bay Leaves (2)
  • Ginger Garlic Paste (1 tsp)
  • Vegetable Oil (3 tbsp)
  • Ghee or Clarified Butter (1 tsp)
  • Red Chilli Powder (1-2 tsp)
  • Turmeric Powder (1 tsp)
  • Salt (to taste)
  • Water (1/4 th cup)
  • Raisins (10-15)
  • Thick Coconut Milk (1 cup)
  • Sugar (1 tsp)

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Marinate the prawns with salt and turmeric powder

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Saute them until become golden brown

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Set them aside

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Add ghee into the same oil

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Add crushed garam masala

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Add bay leaves

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Add onion paste

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Add ginger garlic paste

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Add turmeric powder, salt and red chilli powder

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Add some water

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Add the sautéed prawns

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Add raisins

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Add thick coconut milk

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Stir well

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Add sugar

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Cook until the gravy becomes thick and rick

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Tips : 

  • Here I have used bagda chingri, you can also make this dish by using golda chingri or lobster.
  • Serve with steamed rice.

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