Bengali Prawn Curry

Bengali Prawn Curry recipe shared by Priyanka Dave from India Food Network.

Bengali Prawn CurryHere is the recipe for most delicious and tasty dish all the way from Bengali cuisine it called Prawn curry. It’s very famous and one of the favourite seafood of Bengalis. It very easy and simple to make, the recipe gives the blast flavour of Indian herbs and spices in one recipe. Learn how to make the authentic Bengali Prawn Curry recipe at home, step by step, with the flavour of Indian herbs and spices.

Bengali Prawn Curry
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Recipe type: Dinner
Cuisine: Indian
Serves: 2 - 3
  • 250gms de-veined pawns
  • turmeric and salt to sprinkle on the de-veined prawns
  • garam masala
  • tomato paste
  • onion paste
  • green chillies
  • cumin seeds (jeera)
  • cardamom (elaichi)
  • cinnamon (dal chini)
  • dried red chillies
  • dried bay leaves
  • salt
  • sugar
  • red chilli powder
  • turmeric powder
  • garam masala powder
  • ginger & garlic paste
  • coconut milk
  • 1/2 tsp kalo jeera/kalonji/onion seeds/nigella seeds (different names for the little, black seeds)
  1. Shallow fry prawns smeared in turmeric & salt & set aside
  2. Heat vegetable oil in a pan
  3. Add cumin seeds (optional), whole garam masala, bay leaves, dry red chilli& green chilli
  4. Stir, add onion paste, then ginger & garlic paste and tomato paste (optional)
  5. Add the prawns, gently stir
  6. Add coconut milk, sugar & salt, bring to a boil, simmer, thin with water, top with garam masala powder
  7. Have with rice.
Don't overcook the prawns.


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