Chingri macher Malai Curry – Jumbo prawns in coconut milk

It has been three long weeks of break πŸ˜‰ Though the cause was a sad one, but I had ultimately had a refreshing break from the monotonous working life πŸ™‚

Fish is synonymous with Bengalis. We are born foodies πŸ˜› We not only love food, we think, dream, talk food. Fish is an integral part of our diet.

Among a variety of fish, prawns is closest to my heart………..errΒ i mean tummy πŸ˜‰ πŸ˜€ Among many traditional way of cooking this delicious ingredient, this is my all time favorite !


chingri macher malai curry

Presenting here today an all time favorite of Bengalis, Chingri macher malai curry – a classic coconut gravy with jumbo prawns.

chingri macher malai curry

Here’s what I did…………..


Makes for 2 -3 persons

7- 8 nos – jumbo prawns (heads and tail intact)

2 cups – freshly pressed coconut milk or 200 ml ready made pack

1 tsp – onion paste

1/2 tsp – ginger paste

1/2 tsp – garlic paste (optional)

2 nos – green chilies (halved lengthwise)

1/2 tsp – tumeric powder

1/2 tsp – red chili powder

1 nos – bay leaf

1″ stick – cinnamon

1 tbsp – oil

salt to taste


Clean the prawns keeping the head and the tails, intact. Wash them well.

Heat oil in a wok/ pan and saute the prawns. Drain them on a kitchen paper. In the remaining oil, temper with bay leaf and cinnamon stick. Add the onion paste and fry till translucent, do not brown. Add the ginger and garlic paste, tumeric and red chili powder. Fry for 20 seconds and pour in the coconut milk.

As the gravy comes to boil, add the prawns and green chilies and cook for 8 – 10 mins on moderate flame. The gravy will have thickened and prawns well cooked. Take it off fire.

Serve hot with plain boiled rice.

chingri macher malai curry

Happy cooking !! πŸ™‚

Cheers !! πŸ˜€



About andy

hi there.....friends call me Andy :) I am a school teacher by profession. Passionate about reading, some random experimental cooking, some hit 'n' miss photography......and i am a dreamer ;) Thank you for popping by :)
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8 Responses to Chingri macher Malai Curry – Jumbo prawns in coconut milk

  1. LifestyleswithLia says:

    Yummmm!! Looks amazing! Wish I had it for dinner tonight!
    Thanks for posting…

  2. gfchopstix says:

    This looks sooo good!

  3. Sophie33 says:

    I made your delicious dish & loved it so much, divine, dear Andy! X

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