Thursday, June 24, 2010

Chingri Macher Malaikari

Ingredients :-
White Shrimp/Prawns - 400 gms
Onions - 2
Garlic - 1 large clove coarsely chopped
Ginger paste - 1 Teaspoon
Green Chillies - 4 slit
Coconut Milk - 1 small/medium can
Bay leaves (Tej pata) - 4-5 small
Cardomom (Elaichi) - 4
Cloves (Laung) - 4
Salt - to taste
Sugar - 1 Teaspoon
Turmeric Powder - 3 Tablespoons
Red Chilli Powder - 3 Tablespoons
Mustard Oil - 4 Tablespoons
Water - 4 Cups

Method :-
Clean the prawns & boil in microwave for 1 min. Throw this water. Sprinkle salt & turmeric powder on the prawns & set aside for 15-20 mins. In a deep fry pan, heat oil & fry the prawns till they turn golden brown. Set aside. In the same oil, put coarsely chopped garlic, bay leaves, cardomom and cloves for 2-3 mins. Make a paste of the onions & add this paste to the pan. Continue frying on medium flame & add a little sugar to this. Once the onion starts changing colour add ginger paste & fry for 2-3 mins. Stir & add the can of coconut milk. Add little water, salt, turmeric powder & red chilli powder to this. Add the green chillies. Mix well & cook the gravy. Once the gravy starts bubbling, add the fried prawns. Cook on low flame for sometime till the gravy thickens & acquires a creamy consistency. Serve hot with rice or pulao.

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