Prawnfest! My delicious Bengali Prawn Malai Curry!

This dish is true lip-smacking delight!! This yummy scummy prawn curry will have you licking your plate and begging for more in just 5 easy steps!


  • 4 x butter / ghee
  • 4 x bay leaf
  • 2 x dried red chilli
  • half onion (whizzed in a food processor or grated)
  • 2 x tomatoes (whizzed in a food processor or grated)
  • 1 x small can of coconut cream
  • 1 x tbsp garlic paste
  • 1 x ginger paste
  • 1 tsp cumin seeds
  • 1 tsp red chilli powder
  • 16 x king prawns with the shells on
  • 1 tbsp turmeric (for marinating prawns)
  • 1 tsp salt (for marinating prawns and to season)
  • 1 tsp garam masala

Step 1:

Season / marinade prawns with turmeric and salt then lightly fry in half the ghee and put to one side.

Step 2:

Add the other half of the ghee, heat and add red dried chilli and bay leaf, still for a few minutes the add onions and stir for a few more minutes until they have softened and caramelised .

Step 3:

Add the garlic and ginger paste and stir for a few minutes then add the chilli power and cumin seeds. Add the tomatoes and stop and reduce by 1/3.

Step 4:

Add the coconut cream, stir in thoroughly and reduce until the sauce thickens to the consistency of a thick soup.

Step 5:

Return the prawns to the pan and stir, making sure they are cooked through.  Add the garam masala for some extra ZING!! Garnish with green chilli and get STUCK IN!!!


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