Thursday, 24 November 2011

Prawn Malai Curry

Prawn Malai Curry is an exotic Bengali dish. It can be served with rice, pulav or paratha.

         Ingredients :
         King prawns : 10-12 pieces                         
         Coconut milk (thick) : 2 cups
         Ghee: 2 tbsp 
         Refined oil- 2 tbsp
         Turmeric powder : 1 tsp        
         Red chilli powder : 1 1/2 tsp
         Onion Paste: 1/2 cup
         Salt: as per taste
         Sugar : 1 tbsp
         Bay leaves : 3
         Green cardamoms ( crushed) : 3
         Cinamon: 1"
         Milk : 1/4 cup
         Fresh cream : 2 Tbsp
         Green chilli : 3
         Ginger-garlic paste: 1tsp
         Garam Masala powder: 1tsp

Method :

Clean the prawns. Devain them .Boil the prawns in 2 cups of water with a pinch of salt and turmeric powder for 5 mins.Remove from water. Heat 1 tsp of oil and 1 tsp of ghee.Fry the prawns till they turn into golden red. Add  rest of the oil and ghee.
Heat it and add bay leaves,green cardamoms,cloves and cinamon. Add the onion paste with 1tsp sugar into it and fry till it turns golden brown. Add ginger-garlic paste and fry it till oil seperates.
Add milk,  coconut milk, turmeric (1/2 tsp), salt (as per taste) and sugar and red chilli powder. Boil for 5 minutes. Add the prawns. Cook for 10 mins. Add fresh cream, slitted green chillies. Cook for 5 mins. serve it.