How to make Prawn Malai Curry -

Prawns cooked with whole garam masala, coconut paste and milk

Sanjeev Kapoor

This recipe is contributed by Member Piyali Raychaudhuri.

Main Ingredients : Prawns (प्रॉन/कोलम्बी/झींगा), Coconut Paste

Cuisine : Indian

Course : Main Course Seafood

Prawn Malai Curry

Prawn Malai Curry Recipe Card


History of Indian cuisine dates back to nearly 5,000-years ago when various groups and cultures interacted with India that led to a diversity of flavours and regional cuisines.
Indian cuisine comprises of a number of regional cuisines.  The diversity in soil type, climate, culture, ethnic group and occupations, these cuisines differ from each other mainly due to the use of locally available spices, herbs, vegetables and fruits. Indian food is also influenced by religious and cultural choices and traditions. 
Foreign invasions, trade relations and colonialism had introduced certain foods to the country like potato, chillies and breadfruit.    

Prep Time : 16-20 minutes

Cook time : 11-15 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Easy

Taste : Mild

Ingredients for Prawn Malai Curry Recipe

  • Prawns peeled and deveined 8

  • Coconut Paste paste 1 cup

  • Lemon juice 1 tablespoon

  • Mustard oil 3 tablespoons

  • Bay leaves 2

  • Whole garam masala 1 teaspoon

  • Garlic grated 4 cloves

  • Salt to taste

  • Milk 1/2 cup

  • Sugar a pinch


Step 1

Marinate the prawns with salt and lemon juice. Set aside for ten to fifteen minutes.

Step 2

Heat a non stick pan. Add oil. Add bay leaves, whole garam masala and sauté for half minute.Add garlic paste and sauté till golden brown.

Step 3

Add prawns and sauté for four to five minutes.

Step 4

Add coconut paste, milk and simmer for five to seven minutes.Add salt, sugar, and half cup of water. Simmer for five minutes. Serve hot with steamed rice.

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