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6 August, 2013

Prawn Malai Curry

Comments : 2 Posted in : Food, Recipes on by : Reema Tags: , , ,

Curries made with coconut milk are my favourite – I simply can’t resist them.

Prawn Malai Curry is a Bengali specialty from India. Malai means cream – in this case, the coconut kind. This curry is super tasty and surprisingly easy –  even for those who have never attempted Indian cooking before.

We had some friends over for lunch this weekend and Prawn Malai Curry served  with hot basmati rice made a perfect meal. Full credit to hubby for the heart shaped rice presentation. 🙂


Prawn Malai Curry

(Serves 2-3)


Cooked prawns – 200g

Coconut milk – 1 tin (400ml)

Plain yogurt – 3 tablespoons

Tomato paste – 1 tablespoon

Red chilli powder – 1 teaspoon

Garam masala – 1 teaspoon

Paprika – 2 teaspoons

Ginger – 1 inch piece, chopped

Garlic  – 3 cloves, chopped

Cardamom – 3 pods

Cinnamon  – 1 stick, halved

Salt to taste

Oil – 1 tablespoon


  • In a bowl, add yogurt, tomato paste, half the coconut milk, red chilli powder, garam masala and paprika. Mix well to combine all ingredients.
  • Heat oil in a pan and fry ginger, garlic, cinnamon and cardamom pods for 1 minute.
  • Add prepared mixture and salt to taste. Add remainder of coconut milk if you want extra gravy.
  • Bring to boil and let the curry thicken slightly.
  • Add pre-cooked prawns shortly before taking off the heat.
  • Serve with hot basmati rice.

Devour and enjoy!!





2 thoughts on : Prawn Malai Curry

  • veena Kalra
    August 6, 2013 at 1:55 pm

    Wow, Looks delicious!

    • Reema
      August 6, 2013 at 2:10 pm

      You should try with tofu or paneer! Will taste really nice!

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