Prawn Malai Curry Recipe

As much as I am vegetarian my partner is fond of non-vegetarian food. This means he ends up cooking his own non-veg food, and try to help him with my ideas on cooking. This “Prawn malai curry” is another such recipe which was executed by Kapil and I did my bit with providing him guidance 😉

I reckon if you are prawn lover, you will like this curry. It has distinct South Indian taste, thanks to Coconut milk.

What is Prawn Malai Curry

Prawns cooked with the coconut milk and authentic spices of India, gives a great curry. If you familiar with Goan cuisine, you may find a little it of overlap, due to popularity of coconut usage in coastal regions of India. The distinct taste of coconut milk with spices from south of India, yields a mouthwatering flavour.

Prawn Malai Curry Recipe | YourFoodFantasy.com
Prawn Malai Curry Recipe | YourFoodFantasy.com

This recipe is absolutely simple, and is only 4 steps (see below). In this recipe I have used marination, however you may decide to skip marination. My personal view is that marination enhances the taste multi-fold hence marinate the prawns where possible when you follow this recipe.

Method

  • First of all, in a mixing bowl marinate the prawns in turmeric and salt for 25-30 minutes.
  • Heat a pan over medium heat and add oil to it. Add bay leaves, cardamom and cinnamon stick and sauté. Now add chopped onions and sauté till they are translucent. Now add ginger garlic paste and sauté for 1 minute.
  • Add tomatoes, sugar, red chilli powder, turmeric powder, cumin powder and sauté again for a minute.
  • Add the prawns, coconut milk, salt and 1/2 cup of water into the pan and cook for 10-12 minutes. Switch off the heat.
  • Garnish with chopped coriander leaves.

This Prawn Malai Curry

  • Is absolutely easy to make and does not require any expertise.
  • Goes well with hot rice
  • Is gluten-free curry
  • Has got taste from south of India

Tips

  • Don’t overcook the prawns otherwise they will turn hard.
  • For extra creamy and rich flavour, add 2 tablespoon of fresh cream to it.
  • Marinade the prawns for best flavour.

Serving suggestion

Serve this prawn curry, piping hot with steamed rice, along with a cocktail or mocktail.

Prawn Malai Curry Recipe | Your Food Fantasy
Prawn Malai Curry Recipe | Your Food Fantasy

Other Prawn Recipes

If you are looking for other scrumptious prawn recipes, you can find them below:

Do give me a shout if you need any help with any recipe, happy to help 🙂

Below is detailed and step by step recipe of Malai Prawn Curry Recipe.

Malai Prawn Curry Recipe | Your Food Fantasy

Prawn Malai Curry

Kapil Varshney
Delicious Prawn curry, to leave a taste in mouth, asking for more. This coconut milk based prawn curry is with smooth creamy gravy. Must try for prawn lovers.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Marination 30 mins
Total Time 1 hr
Course Main Course
Cuisine Indian
Servings 4 Portions
Calories 184 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 1 Kg King Prawns Cleaned / Washed
  • 1/2 Cup Coconut Milk
  • 1 Onion Big Size – Finely Chopped
  • 2 Tomatoes Small Size – Finely Chopped
  • 1 Tablespoon Ginger Garlic Paste
  • 2 Green chillies
  • 2 Bayleaves
  • 2 Green Cardamom
  • 1 Inch Cinnamon stick
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Turmeric Powder
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Red Chilli Powder
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Cumin Powder
  • 1 Teaspoon Sugar
  • 1 Teaspoon Salt As Per Taste
  • 2 Tablespoon Oil

Instructions
 

  • First of all, in a mixing bowl marinate the prawns in turmeric and salt for 25-30 minutes.
  • Heat a pan over medium heat and add oil to it. Add bay leaves, cardamom and cinnamon stick and sauté. Now add chopped onions and sauté till they are translucent. Now add ginger garlic paste and sauté for 1 minute
    Prawn Malai Curry Recipe | Prawn Curry Recipe
  • Add tomatoes, sugar, red chilli powder, turmeric powder, cumin powder and sauté again for a minute.
  • Add the prawns, coconut milk, salt and 1/2 cup of water into the pan and cook for 10-12 minutes. Switch off the heat.
  • Garnish with chopped coriander leaves and serve hot with rice.
    Malai Prawn Curry | Easy Prawn Recipe | Your Food Fantasy

Notes

  • Don’t overcook the prawns otherwise they will turn hard.
  • For extra creamy and rich flavour, add 2 tablespoon of fresh cream to it.

Nutrition

Nutrition Facts
Prawn Malai Curry
Amount Per Serving
Calories 184 Calories from Fat 126
% Daily Value*
Fat 14g22%
Saturated Fat 6g38%
Trans Fat 1g
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Monounsaturated Fat 1g
Cholesterol 38mg13%
Sodium 796mg35%
Potassium 305mg9%
Carbohydrates 10g3%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 5g6%
Protein 7g14%
Vitamin A 514IU10%
Vitamin C 14mg17%
Calcium 23mg2%
Iron 5mg28%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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