Prawn Malaikary

Earlier I have posted Pabda fish malaikary. Today I ll share the prawn malaikary which is one of the signature recipe of Bengal.This recipe preparation is similar to that Pabda fish one.

Actually you can see pabda fish malaiukary is similar preparation like Prawn Malaikary.


For this one the big size galda prawn is mostly used.You can select bagda prawn also, But galda prawn has its own taste.

Lets discover this recipes.

Prawn Malaikary Recipe Ingredients

Big size galda prawns 5-6 pieces.
1 tsp Ginger paste
1 tsp Cumin powder
1 tsp coriander powder
2 Green Chilies finely chopped
1&1/2 cup Coconut Milk(You can purchase it from shop also or make yourself at home)
2 big onions chopped
1 TejPata or Bay Leaves
3-4 Elaichi or Cardamom
2-3 stickes of Darchini or Cinnamon
1/2 tsp Turmeric Powder
Salt to taste
Little Sugar

How to make Prawn Malaikary Recipe

Wash the fish properly and marinate them with turmeric powder and salt & tsp lemon juice and keep them aside for couple of min.


Now in a pan heat mustard oil.Add the prawns and fry them on a medium flame. We will do a shallow fry and keep them out of the pan. 

Again heat the pan with little oil(3-4 tbsp). Add bay leaf and other raw masalas. Let them fry and wait till you feel the aroma. Now add the chopped onions and fry for next few min. As the onions get brown, add salt, Ginger paste, Cumin, coriander & Turmeric  powder.

Stir it for a min & add the Coconut Milk. 

If required add a pinch of sugar. Cook for 7-8 min & in between stir it gently 1 or 2 times.

Now add the fried fish and cover the pan. Cook in low flame for next few min.

Prawn malaikary is ready, Serve this with steamed rice.

Enjoy!!!!





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