Prawn Malaikaari

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Total Time:
60 minutes
Serves: 4
Nutrition facts:

240 calories, 9 grams fat

Cuisine: Indian Recipe
Technique: Saute Recipe
Difficulty: Medium

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  • 1/2 kg - Cleaned and de-veined prawns.
  • 2 medium or large - potatoes, diced into pieces.
  • 2 large - onions.
  • 1-2 tsp - garlic.
  • 1-2 tsp - ginger.
  • 4 - green chillies or 2 tsp - red chilli powder.
  • 1/2 can - coconut milk.
  • 4-5 tsp - coconut powder or flakes.
  • 2-3 tsp - garam masala.
  • 1 tsp - turmeric powder (for colour).
  • 1-2 - cinnamon sticks, broken.
  • 4-5 - cardamom or elaichi (crush into powder in the blender).
  • 3 tbsp - canola oil.

How to Make Prawn Malaikaari

  • Clean the prawns.
  • Heat oil in a wide pan or wok.
  • Stir fry the ginger paste, garlic paste, chopped onions, cinnamon sticks, and elaichi for several minutes (5-7 minutes) over medium-low to medium heat.
  • Then add the turmeric, the shrimps, and the coconut flakes.
  • Stir fry over medium-low heat till the prawns begin to turn reddish (3-4 minutes more).
  • Add the potatoes, the garam masala, and the coconut milk. Continue stirring.
  • Then add about a half cup to a full cup of water.
  • The amount of water would depend on your taste.
  • Add as much chilli powder as you would want.
  • Cover up and cook for about 30-35 minutes.
  • Cooking this dish over medium heat, and keeping it covered with a lid throughout, would give the best results.
  • When covered, the aroma of the spices and the ingredients are trapped for best results.
  • Cook till the prawns are cooked and the curry is of a thick consistency.
  • Serve hot with basmati rice or any fine rice.