Chingri Macher Malaikari

Chingri Macher Malaikari or Prawn Malai Curry is a traditional Bengali delicacy. There are some other variations of this recipe, I have in my blog, and this recipe is the easiest version to make Chingri Malaikari without compromising with the divine taste of the dish.

Image : Chingri Macher Malaikari

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Important :

  • Preparation Time : 10 minutes
  • Cooking Time : 20 minutes
  • Total Time : 30 minutes
  • Serve For : 2

Ingredients  :

  • Prawn (400 gm) /medium size
  • Vegetable Oil (2 tbsp)
  • Green Cardamom or Elaichi (3) /crushed
  • Cinnamon Stick or Dalchini (2 inch)
  • Cloves or Launga (4)
  • Bay Leaves or Tejpatta (2)
  • Coconut Milk (1 cup) /thick
  • Onion (2 medium size) /finely chopped
  • Turmeric Powder or Haldi (1/2 tsp)
  • Red Chilli Powder or Laal Mirch Powder (1 tsp)
  • Salt (to taste)

Images : 

Marinate prawns with salt and turmeric

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Fry them until golden brown

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Set them aside

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Add whole garam masala into the same oil

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Add bay leaves

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Add chopped onion

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Add turmeric powder, red chilli powder and salt

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Cook until oil separates from sides

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Add coconut milk

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Combine well

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Add the fried prawns

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Cook for 10 minutes

prawn malaikari 14Tips : 

  • Serve with steamed rice.

You can also check other Bengali Fish Recipes like Kochur Loti Chingri, Masala Prawn Curry, Traditional Prawn Malaikari, Lau Chingri, Prawn with White Coconut Gravy.

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