Wednesday, September 06, 2006

Prawn Malai Curry

Authentic Bengali style mouth watering jumbo prawn curry cooked in coconut milk.

Prawn - 500 gms
Coconut Milk - 1 Cup
Onion - 1 Medium Size
Ginger - 0.5 Inch piece
Garlic - 6-8 cloves
Green chilli - 4, slit in half
Red Chilli Powder - 1 Tsp
Bay Leaf - 2
Salt and sugar to taste
Turmeric Powder - 0.5 Tsp
Cardamom - 0.5 Inch piece
Cinnamon - 4 whole
Cloves- 1 Tbsp
Cooking Oil

Rub some turmeric powder and salt on the prawns. Fry in little oil till light brown. Keep aside. Throw the oil away.

Chop the onions, ginger, garlic, and grind to a fine paste. Crush cardamom, cinnamon and cloves to coarse powder. You can also use your food processor to create this. Heat oil and fry onions to a light brown. Add the garlic and ginger paste, bay leaf, red chilli powder and green chilies and fry for about 5 - 7 minutes.

Add the prawns and fry along with the spices for a few minutes. Add coconut milk, sugar, salt and the ground spices (cardamom, cinnamon and cloves).

Cover and simmer in medium heat for about 10 minutes. Serve hot with rice.

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