Restaurant Style At Home Ep 15: Bengali Chingri Malai Curry By Oh! Calcutta

by Bianca Saurastri

Chingri Malai Curry or Prawns Malai Curry is a traditional Bengali dish and on this episode of Restaurant Style At Home, we have the popular Indian chain Oh! Calcutta’s executive chef teaching you how to prepare this recipe at home. This dish is one of Oh Calcutta’s best-seller dishes so if you happen to try this recipe please do let us know.


For Prawn Marination 
5-6 peeled prawns
salt (1/2 tsp)
green chilli (1/2 tsp)
ginger paste (1/2 tsp)
marinate for 20 mins

For Prawns Malai Curry
mustard oil (2 tbsp)
bay leaves & green cardamom
onion paste (3- 4tbsp)
coconut paste (1 tbsp)
tomato paste
coconut milk (2 cups)
garam masala

Step 1: Marinate 5-6 peeled prawns for 20 mins

Step 2: Start by making the curry by adding Mustard Oil, bay leaves, some cardamoms, onion paste, coconut paste & the tomato paste. Let the ingredients roast for sometime and when it changes the color you can then add some water to it.
Step 3: Saute the prawns in mustard oil for 2-3 minutes and not for too long as prawns don’t take too much time to cook.
Step 4: Mix the prawns in the curry and then add some coconut milk and finish it off with garam masala