Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Bengali Dishes - Chingadi Machher(Prawn) Mlaikari


1 Clean the prawns and marinate with 1/4 teaspoon of turmeric powder and 1/2 teaspoon of salt.
2 Prepare a paste of Onion, Garlic and Ginger in a mixer
3 Heat Oil in a kadai or pan and fry the prawns till it turns golden brown. Keep them aside in a bowl
4 Add Cinnamon, Cardamom, Cloves and bay leaves to the oil.
5 Add the paste of onion, garlic and ginger and fry it on medium flame for 4-5 minutes. Add remaining turmeric powder, chili powder, salt and garam masala.
6 Add coconut cream and 1/2 cup of water and bring it to boil.
7 Cut the green chili and add it to the gravy along with the friend prawns.
8 Allow it to cook for 5-6 minutes. The food is ready to be served. Garnish it with coriander leaves.


400 grams prawns (large)
4 tablespoon cooking oil
1/2 onion
4 garlic cloves
1 ginger (1 inch)
4 green chili
1 cinnamon stick (dalchini)
6 cloves (laung)
4 cardammom (green elaichi)
1/2 teaspoon turmeric powder
2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon garam masala
1/2 teaspoon red chili powder
1 cup coconut cream/milk
1 tablespoon ghee
5-6 coriander leaves (for garnishing)

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