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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 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Marination 30 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Course Main Course
Cuisine Indian
Servings 4 Portions
Calories 184 kcal


  • 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


  • 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
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  • 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.
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  • 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 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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