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Malai Prawn (creamy prawn curry)

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Malai Prawn (creamy prawn curry)
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This creamy prawn curry is a north Indian delicacy. Eat it with Jeera Rice.


  • 1 kg large prawns
  • 2 large onions
  • 3 tomatoes
  • 2 green chillies
  • 2 tbsps garlic paste
  • 1 tbsp ginger paste
  • 1 tbsp garam masala
  • 2 tsps coriander powder
  • 1 tsp cumin powder
  • 2 cups coconut milk
  • 3 tbsps single cream
  • 3 tbsps vegetable/canola/sunflower cooking oil
  • Salt to taste


  • Grind the onions, tomatoes, 2 green chillies into a fine paste in a food processor.
  • Heat the oil in a pan and add the paste to it. Fry for a minute.
  • Add the ginger and garlic pastes and fry for another minute.
  • Add the spices and brown masala till the oil begins to separate from it.
  • Add the coconut milk and bring to a boil. Add salt to taste.
  • Add the prawns and cook for another 2 minutes only.
  • Turn off the fire and stir in the cream.
  • Garnish with coriander leaves and serve with Jeera Rice or plain boiled rice.
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 5 out of 5
prawn curry, Member jjjjjjohn

just made this curry one of the best i have made will be makeing this again . try it

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