Prawn Malaicurry

Recipe by Debjani Nandy of

This is a very popular and delicious Bengali dish.

Ingredients non vegetarian 4 servings

    • 500gms Prawns
    • ½ cup Coconut milk
    • ½ cup Onions chopped
    • 20-30gms Paste of mustard seeds
    • 2-3 Green chilis chopped
    • 1 tsp Turmeric
    • 5 tbsp Mustard Oil
    • Salt to taste


    1. Clean and de-vein prawns and marinate with the paste made from mustard seeds and little water, 2 tbsp of oil, chopped green chillies, turmeric and salt. Keep it aside for a while.
    2. In a pan take 3 tbsp of oil and fry in the chopped onions till pale golden brown. Then add the marinated prawns into the pan properly fry for sometime while stirring.
    3. Next add the coconut milk to the contents of the pan and cook for 10 minutes till the gravy has become thick.



    I am a Bengali.I regularly prepare Prawn Malaicurry at my home.Pls do not put turmeric as it will make the colour of the curry yellow whereas the colour of malaicurry is always whit or off-white.

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