Bengali Shrimp Malai Curry Recipe

Serves/Makes: 4 servings

Ingredients:

  • 1 1/2 pounds medium raw shrimp, clean and deveined (tails on or off)
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 7-8 cloves garlic, minced
  • 3/4 cup tomato puree
  • 1/2 cup tomato paste
  • 1 teaspoon dhaniya powder (coriander)
  • 1 teaspoon jeera powder (cumin)
  • Red chili powder to taste
  • 3 tablespoons kastoori methi (dried fenugreek leaves)
  • 2 cups coconut milk
  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 1 bunch cilantro, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon fresh cream (optional)
  • Salt to taste
How to cook Bengali Shrimp Malai Curry:
  • In a small wok or frying pan, heat the olive oil.
  • Add 1 tablespoon of kastoori methi and shrimp. Cook until they turn translucent and are almost cooked. Remove from heat and set aside.
  • In a cooking pot, heat butter add the minced garlic and saute for five minutes.
  • Add the tomato puree and tomato paste. Stir well.
  • Add dhaniya powder, jeera powder, red chili powder to taste, and 2 tablespoons of the kastoori methi. Cover and cook well for about 25 minutes. Stir occasionally.
  • Add coconut milk and mix well.
  • Allow this to come to a boil and the semi cooked shrimp to the curry.
  • Mix well and allow the pot to simmer for about 5 minutes.
  • Add salt to taste, chopped cilantro and remove from the fire.
  • You may top with off with a dollop of fresh cream.
  • Serve the Bengali Spicy Fish Curry hot with white basmati rice.
  • Enjoy!
Bengali Shrimp Malai Curry recipe
Bengali Shrimp Malai Curry recipe
Bengali Shrimp Malai Curry recipe
Bengali Shrimp Malai Curry recipe
Bengali Shrimp Malai Curry recipe

Note(s):

The Bengali Shrimp Malai Curry is a great recipe for a mild shrimp curry dish that has a wonderful creamy texture. The mild spices and coconut milk makes this dish taste like a crossover between something that could be Indian of Southeast Asian.


This recipe for Bengali Shrimp Malai Curry serves/makes: 4 servings

The Bengali Shrimp Malai Curry recipe and the pictures are adopted from The Our Favorite Fish & Seafood Recipes Cookbook.

Main Ingredient: Shrimp (more Shrimp recipes)
Preparation Method: Poached/Simmered (more Poached/Simmered recipes)
Cuisine: Indian (more Indian recipes)

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