Chingri Macher Malaikari - Prawn Malai Curry
Golda chingri / Tiger prawns 4
Sorshe bata/Mustard paste 1 tbsp
Posto bata/ Poppy seed paste ½ tbsp
Green chilly paste 1 tsp or totaste Red chilli powder a pinch
Coconut paste 1/4 tsp
Coconut milk 2 tbsp
Turmeric powder 1/4 tsp
Juice of ginger and garlic 1tsp
Mustard oil 3-4 tbsp
1 tsp Sugar
two pinch Salt to taste
ghee 2 tbsp
garam masala (cardomom,cinnamon,cloves)
bay leaves 2
whole red chillies 2
Step1 First clean and devein the prawn then marinate it with a pinch of salt and turmeric powder.
Step2 Heat 2 to 3 table spoon of mustard oil in a skillet.
Step3 Slightly fry the prawn. Then keep aside.
Step4 Meanwhile in a small bowl take mustard paste, poppy seed paste,coconut paste, green chili paste,turmeric powder, salt, and sugar, juices of ginger and garlic and ¼ cup of water.
Step5 Add 2 bay leaves along with whole garam masala and red whole chillies.
Step6 Next add this spice mixture to the hot oil and stir for 2 minutes.
Step7 Then add slightly fried prawn and mix in such a way so that all the spices get well coated with the prawn.
Step8 Now add ½ cup of water or little more if needed. Then let it cook for 3 to 4 minutes.
Step9 Let it come to boil adjust seasoning and then add coconut milk.Mix well.
Step10 Put off the flame and pour Ghee generously. Then cover with a lid and give 5 minutes standing time.
Step11 Serve with hot plain steamed basmati rice.