Chingri Malai Curry Recipe

Recipe By Slurrp

Bengali food is all things decadent and aromatic and we can’t deny that. Its seafood specialities are worth giving a try. This chingri malai curry is one such Bengali delicacy that can make anyone drool. With the ability to woo even the simplest of minds, Bengali chingri malai curry is not only delicious in taste but also has an interesting history. While many believe that it’s a simple innovation by the Bengalis, many others believe that the dish has a Malaysian influence. According to some legends, the dish had been brought by the Malaysian sailors to the Bay of Bengal. As the name suggests, the prawn dish has a cream-based gravy and is decadent and aromatic from the array of spices. Want a spicy and delectable dish for lunch? Give this dish a try and we bet you’ll keep asking for more.  

15 Rating -
Non Vegdiet
Chingri Malai Curry

ingredients serve

Ingredients for Chingri Malai Curry Recipe

  • As required Galda Chingri mach/ Prawn / Shrimp
  • As required Coconut milk
  • As required Chopped Onion
  • As required Chopped tomato
  • As required Ginger paste
  • As required Garlic paste
  • As required Garam masala powder
  • As required Cumin powder
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 2 dry red chilli
  • As required Turmeric powder
  • As required Garam Masala
  • As required Kashmiri red mirch powder
  • As required Salt
  • As required Sugar
  • As required Slitted green chilli
  • As required Mustard oil
  • As required Ghee

Directions: Chingri Malai Curry Recipe

Steps To Prepare

  • STEP 1.Take galda prawn or bagda prawn and marinate the chingri mach with ¼ tsp turmeric powder and ¼ tsp salt. Keep it aside for 5 minutes.

Cooking Directions

  • STEP 1.Heat the pan and add mustard oil to it. Fry the prawns and keep them aside. Add garam masala, 1 bay leaf, and 2 dry red chili and fry for 10 secs.
  • STEP 2.To the same pan, add chopped onion and fry until golden brown. Add ½ tsp ginger paste and ½ tsp garlic paste. Fry for 1 min on medium flame.
  • STEP 3.Add chopped tomato and fry for 1 min in medium flame. Add 1 tsp cumin powder, ½ tsp turmeric powder, ¼ tsp Kashmiri red mirch powder, ½ tsp salt, and ½ tsp sugar. Mix it well.
  • STEP 4.Add some water and cook for 2 min on high flame. Add ½ tsp garam masala powder and cook another 30 secs.
  • STEP 5.Add the fried prawns and cook for 1 min on high flame. Add 1.5 cups coconut milk and cover it for 5 min on medium flame.
  • STEP 6.Add ¼ tsp garam masala powder and 1 tsp ghee and mix it well.
  • STEP 7.Turn off the gas oven and cover it for 5 min again. Serve hot with steamed rice or pulao.
calories per serving
< 1 g Fat< 1 g Protein1 g Carbs< 1 g FiberOther

Current Totals

  • Fat
    < 1g
  • Protein
    < 1g
  • Carbs
  • Fiber
    < 1g


  • Carbs
  • Protein
    < 1g
  • Fiber
    < 1g


  • Fat
    < 1g

Vitamins & Minerals

  • Calcium
  • Iron
    < 1mg
  • Vitamin A
  • Vitamin B1
    < 1mg
  • Vitamin B2
    < 1mg
  • Vitamin B3
    < 1mg
  • Vitamin B6
    < 1mg
  • Vitamin B9
  • Vitamin B12
  • Vitamin C
    < 1mg
  • Vitamin E
  • Copper
    < 1mcg
  • Magnesium
  • Manganese
    < 1mg
  • Phosphorus
  • Selenium
    < 1mcg
  • Zinc
    < 1mg
Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. All nutritional information presented are estimates and not meant to substitute professional dietary advice or treatment
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Recipe By Slurrp