Prawn Malai Curry

This hot sweet curry with coconut is a southern indian style favorite.


1 – Prawns 500 gm

2 – 3 oz creamed coconut

3 – 1 tsp chilli powder

4 – 3 tsp ginger

5 – 1 tsp garam masala

6 – 1 tsp sugar

7 – 1 tsp ghee

8 – 3 bay leaves

9 – 1/2 tsp tumeric


Make up creamed coconut milk to 180 ml with boiling water.

Mix the Prawns with turmeric powder.

Heat a little oil in a pan.put 3 bay leaves in the hot oil and then add the greated ginger, red chillipowder,sugar and turmeric .Fry on a low heat for 3 to 4 minutes.

Place the prawns in the pan and fry for a further 2 minutes.

Next add the coconut milk.Bring to the boil then simmer for 5 mintesuntil the sauce has thickened. Remove the psn from heat, add the garam masala and ghee,then bring back to the boil.Remove from heat serve.


Take care not too catch the spiceson the bottom of the pan .You can substitute melted butter for the ghee.