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Chingri Macher Malai Curry: Prawn Malai Curry

Introduction

This was one of my mum’s favourite prawn curries before she became vegetarian – a lovely, lightly spiced dish of prawns cooked in coconut milk; my grandmother would always have it made for her on visits home. This is my version of a classic Bengali recipe by Pragya Sundari Devi, known as Kolkata’s Mrs Beeton. In her cookbook, published in the early 20th century, she wrote definitive versions of Bengali classics as well as Victorian recipes of the time, like mockturtle soup. I love this as it takes just minutes to put together – perfect served on a weeknight with buttery white rice alongside.

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Ingredients

butter, ghee or oil
large onions, finely chopped
garlic, grated
ginger, grated
red chilli, finely chopped
coconut milk
raw king prawns
juice of 1 lime
fresh coriander, to serve
Store Cupboard:
cinnamon scroll
cloves
green cardamom pods, bashed
ground turmeric
sea salt flakes

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From the book: India Express: Simple and Delicious Recipes for Every Day

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