Prawn Malai Curry Recipe

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Prawn Malai Curry
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  1. Prepare the fresh garam masala: in a coffee grinder, grind the cardamom seeds, 3 whole cloves, and 3 cinnamon sticks to a fine powder. Set aside.
  2. Heat the vegetable oil in a skillet over medium heat. Add the 4 whole cloves, 4 cardamom pods, and 2 sticks of cinnamon and fry for a few seconds (take care as cloves tend to pop out of the pan). Stir in the grated onion and reduce the heat to medium-low. Cook and stir until the liquid dries and the onion no longer smells raw, about 5 minutes. Add the ginger paste and garlic paste and cook for 2 minutes, stirring constantly.
  3. Stir in the turmeric and cayenne pepper. Add the chopped tomatoes and cook until the tomatoes are soft, about 5 minutes. Pour in the water, cover the pan, and cook for an additional 5 minutes.
  4. Pour in the coconut milk and stir well. When the mixture is just below boiling, stir in the prawns. Sprinkle the mixture with almost all of the fresh garam masala powder, reserving a pinch to use as a garnish. Gently stir to combine. Do not cover the pan at this stage, as the coconut milk will curdle.
  5. As soon as the prawns are pink and cooked through, 3 to 5 minutes, add the ghee. Remove the pan from the heat. Sprinkle the reserved garam masala over the dish and serve.
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Nutrition Facts

Per ServingPer 100 g
Amount Per 1 Serving
Calories 760.05 Kcal (3182 kJ)
Calories from fat 253.22 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 28.14g 43%
Cholesterol 10.24mg 3%
Sodium 22.58mg 1%
Potassium 329.99mg 7%
Total Carbs 79.69g 27%
Sugars 36.25g 145%
Dietary Fiber 2.06g 8%
Protein 22.99g 46%
Vitamin C 39.6mg 66%
Vitamin A 1.4mg 47%
Iron 12.7mg 70%
Calcium 447mg 45%
Amount Per 100 g
Calories 287.35 Kcal (1203 kJ)
Calories from fat 95.73 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 10.64g 43%
Cholesterol 3.87mg 3%
Sodium 8.54mg 1%
Potassium 124.76mg 7%
Total Carbs 30.13g 27%
Sugars 13.71g 145%
Dietary Fiber 0.78g 8%
Protein 8.69g 46%
Vitamin C 15mg 66%
Vitamin A 0.5mg 47%
Iron 4.8mg 70%
Calcium 169mg 45%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
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  • salty
  • savory
  • bitter
  • sweet
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Recipe Tags

Weightwatchers Points

  • 17.1
  • 18

Good Points

  • saturated fat free,
  • very low sodium,
  • low cholesterol

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