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26 October, 2012

Prawn Malaikari- Bengal's Pride

26 October, 2012

Prawn Malaikari- Bengal's Pride

In my earlier post I had promised to give the recipes of everything arranged on the platter. So, the first thing I posted was Chinghri Malaikari. This is a Bengali classic. Every Bengali knows that Prawn Malaikari is nothing but prawns cooked delicately in coconut milk which not only gives flavour but also has a fantastic aroma. Steamed rice with fragrant prawn malaikari - sounds yummy! Must try and don't forget to comment or subscribe.


  •  Chinghri/Prawns - 500 gms.( Shell removed and marinated with a bit of salt and turmeric powder)
  •  Bay leaf- 2

Prawn Malaikari- Bengal's Pride
The Chinghri/Prawns

  •  Small cardamoms-2
  •  Cinnamon- 1 piece
  •  Clovers- 5
  •  Mustard oil- 3 tbsp.
  •  Onion- 1 (large-chopped)
  •  Garlic - 3 cloves (mashed)
  •  Ginger paste- 1 tsp.
  •  Turmeric Powder - 1/4 tsp.
  •  Chilli Powder - 1/2 tsp.
  •  Tomato - 1 (Chopped)
  •  Maggi Coconut Milk Powder- 1 packet
  •  Water- 3 cups
  •  Salt- To taste
  •  Sugar- 2 tsp.
  •  Green chillies- 4 ( Slit)
  •  Ghee- 1/2 tsp.
  •  Garam masala powder- 1 tsp.


1. Pour some mustard oil in a pan. Add the bay leaves,small cardamoms, cinnamon, clovers and stir fry until they start cracking.
2. In this, add the chopped onions, garlic and shallow fry till light brown.
3. Then , add the ginger paste, turmeric powder, chilli powder and stir for 1 minute. Next, add the tomato pieces and cook for 3-4 minutes.
4. Add the coconut milk powder in 1 cup hot water to prepare the coconut milk for the gravy.
5. Now, add the prawns in the pan. Add the coconut milk,salt, sugar, green chillies and sauté for 5-10 mins. till the prawns are cooked.
6. Lastly, add 1 tsp. ghee and 1/2 tsp. garam masala. Serve hot.

Looks yummy, right?

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