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Ingredients of Bengali Prawn in Coconut Milk Curry/ Chingri Maacher Malai Curry

  1. You need 1/2 Kilogram of Prawns (I used 8 large prawns, with heads).
  2. Prepare 2 of Cinnamon Sticks of.
  3. You need 3 Pods of Cardamoms.
  4. You need 5 of Cloves.
  5. You need 1 of Onion Medium , paste.
  6. It’s 1 Tablespoon of Ginger-Garlic paste.
  7. It’s To Taste of Salt.
  8. Prepare 1 Teaspoon of Sugar.
  9. It’s 3 Tablespoons of Curd Yogurt / Plain.
  10. It’s 2 Cups of Coconut Milk.
  11. Prepare 2 of Green Chillies , slit (optional).
  12. You need 1/2 Teaspoon of Turmeric Haldi Powder /.
  13. You need 1/3 Cup of Mustard Oil.
  14. You need 1/4 Cup of Water.

Bengali Prawn in Coconut Milk Curry/ Chingri Maacher Malai Curry Instructions

  1. In a non-stick wok, add about half of the mustard oil, and heat it up.
  2. Meanwhile, marinate your prawns with a little bit of salt and turmeric powder.
  3. Add the prawns to the wok once the oil is hot.
  4. Sauté the prawns on medium heat till they turn yellow/orange in colour. Remove, and put aside.
  5. Add more oil to the wok.
  6. Add whole pieces of cinnamon, cardamon, and clove. Wait for them to splutter.
  7. Now, add the onion paste, along with the ginger-garlic paste. Also add salt and rest of the turmeric powder.
  8. Pour in more oil if required, and cook this mixture on medium heat for 4-5 mins. The paste should turn slightly brown in colour, and should not smell raw.
  9. While the paste is cooking, put the curd in a small bowl and whisk it well.
  10. Once the paste is cooked, bring the heat to low, and then add the curd. Mix well.
  11. Now add in the sugar. Stir.
  12. Finally, pour in the coconut milk. Add the chillies. Let the gravy simmer for 2-3 mins.
  13. Add in the water. Then place the prawns into the gravy.
  14. Stir gently. Cover with a lid, and let this cook for 3-4 mins.
  15. Add more sugar and salt if required. This gravy is meant to be sweet-savoury in flavour, so make sure it doesn't taste just salty.
  16. Serve with hot white rice! And watch everyone lick their fingers! 🙂
  17. PS: If you don't have coconut milk, then add 3-4 tablespoons of coconut powder to 2 cups of water. Use this mix. It works perfectly well!