prawn malaicurry


prawn malaicurry


  • Shrimp: 1 kg(medium sizes, remove heads)
  • Onion paste: 1/2cup
  • Ginger paste: 1tsp
  • Garlic paste: 1tsp
  • Ghee: 2 tbsp
  • Mustard oil: 2 tbsp
  • Thick Coconut (milk): 1cup
  • Bay leaves:1
  • Salt to taste
  • Sugar: 1tbsp
  • Paprika or Red chilli powder: 1tsp(I used paprika)
  • Roasted Cumin powder: 1tsp
  • Make powder garam masala( 2 stick cinnamon,4 cardamom,2 clove,1/4tsp mace(jaitri), 1/2 tsp shahijeera)
  • Grind to a fine paste:(1/4cup fried onion(beresta),2tbsp raisins, some nuts)
  • Green chilies: 6


  • Add 1tsp salt and 1tsp red chili powder with shrimp and gently mix to coat well.
  • Heat 2tbsp oil in a frying pan on high flame and add shrimp pieces and fry both side until little bit golden.
  • Heat ghee and mustard oil in a saucepan, add bay leaf, onion paste, ginger garlic paste, cumin and garam masala powder, paprika and sugar, stirring all the time and adding a little water to keep the spices from burning. Cook for 2min or until oil separates.
  • Gradually stir in the coconut milk extract and a little salt. Add grinded fried onion paste and stir well.
  • Now place the shrimp pieces into the gravy. Add green chilies, Cover and cook for 10 min on medium to low heat.
  • Turn off the heat and serve hot with pulao or rice.


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