Prawn Malai

A dish that opens up a whole new world of flavours!

Serves 4-6


  • 1 kg king prawns or 2kg shrimp
  • 2 large onions
  • 3 tomatoes
  • 2 green chilies
  • 2 tbsp (30ml) garlic paste
  • 1 tbsp (15ml) ginger paste
  • 1 tbsp (15ml) garam masala
  • 2 tsps (30ml) coriander powder
  • 1 tsp (5ml) cumin powder
  • 1 cup (250ml) each coconut milk and coconut cream
  • 3 tbsp (45ml) double cream
  • 3 tbsp (45ml) sunflower oil
  • salt and ground black pepper to taste
  • fresh coriander


  • Grind the onions, tomatoes, 2 green chilies into a fine paste in a food processor.
  • Heat the oil in a saucepan and add the paste to it. Fry for a minute.
  • Add the ginger and garlic pastes and fry for another minute.
  • Add the spices and brown masala till the oil begins to separate from it.
  • Add the coconut milk and coconut cream and bring to a boil. Add salt to taste.
  • Add the prawns and cook for another 2 minutes only.
  • Turn off the heat and stir in the cream.
  • Garnish with fresh coriander leaves and serve with Jasmine rice.

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