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Prawns Malai Curry

Prawns delicately cooked in cream with spices

Recipe by christy gerald of Dubai, AE

Rich Prawns Malai Curry, which is rich in taste, to try at home.U can serve this curry with ghee or jeera rice, biryanis,dosa,Idli,Chapathi,etc,.

Ingredients non vegetarian 4 servings

    • 15 medium sized Prawns-cleaned and de-veined
    • 1/4 tsp turmeric powder
    • 2 big onions - pasted without adding water
    • 1/2 cup coconut paste with 3 green chillies and 1/2 tsp cumin seeds
    • 1 tsp ginger-garlic paste
    • 1 tbsp refined oil with 1 tsp ghee
    • 1 bay leaf
    • 1 green cardamom - crushed
    • 1 clove- crushed
    • 1/2 cinnamon stick- crushed
    • 2 tbsp cream
    • 1 1/2 salt
    • 1/2 cup coconut paste washed water
    • 1 tsp salt for cleaning prawns


    1. Shell,de-vein and wash the prawns with little salt ,then mix little salt and turmeric powder and keep it aside.
    2. Grind 1 cup grated coconut with 3 green chillies and cumin seeds into a fine paste.Wash the Mixie jar with 1/2 cup water and keep them aside.
    3. Heat 1 tbsp oil with 1 tsp ghee and shallow-fry the prawns till half-done and keep it aside.
    4. Heat the remaining oil,add bay leaf,green cardamom,clove and cinnamon stick.
    5. Add onion paste and saute for 3 mins till oil separates from the mixture.
    6. Add ginger garlic paste and saute for a min more.
    7. Add shallow-fried prawns,salt,coconut paste and 1/2 cup coconut paste washed water.Simmer for 5 mins.
    8. Add cream and mix well and turn off the flame within 30 secs.
    9. Serve this Prawns Curry hot with ghee or jeera rice, biryanis, dosa, Idli, Chapathi,etc,.