Mushroom and Prawn Malai Curry Recipe

Priyanjali Joardar
Mushroom and Prawn Malai Curry Recipe
1960 ratings.

Mushroom and Prawn Malai Curry is my variation to the famous Bengali recipe ‘Chingri Macher Malai Curry’ which is prawn in coconut milk curry. I must say mushrooms and prawns together are a great hit! Both being so distinct in its flavour yet complimenting each other so well in this mouth watering delicacy.

Serve Mushroom and Prawn Malai Curry with hot steamed rice and Beetroot Tambuli for a delicious meal.

You can also try other Prawn recipes such as

  1. Rava Fried Prawns
  2. Prawns Fried Rice
  3. Dal Chingri


Cuisine: Bengali Recipes
Course: Lunch
Diet: Non Vegeterian
Equipments Used: Hard Anodised Kadai (Wok)
Prep in

10 M

Cooks in

40 M

Total in

50 M


3 Servings


  • 250 grams Prawns
  • 250 grams Button mushrooms
  • 1 Tomato , paste
  • 1 Onion , paste
  • 1 inch Ginger , paste
  • 5 cloves Garlic , paste
  • 1 Green Chillies , paste
  • 1 tablespoon Curd (Dahi / Yogurt)
  • 1/2 cup Coconut milk
  • 3 Cardamom (Elaichi) Pods/Seeds
  • 5 Cloves (Laung)
  • 1 inch Cinnamon Stick (Dalchini)
  • 2 Bay leaf (tej patta)
  • 1/2 teaspoon Turmeric powder (Haldi)
  • 1/2 teaspoon Cumin seeds (Jeera)
  • Salt , as per taste
  • Red Chilli powder , as per taste
  • Sugar , as per taste
  • 2 tablespoons Mustard oil , for frying
  • 3 tablespoons Mustard oil , for gravy
  • 1 tablespoon Ghee , for gravy

How to make Mushroom and Prawn Malai Curry Recipe

  1. To begin making the Mushroom and Prawn Malai Curry recipe, firstly clean the prawns and marinate with turmeric and salt for 1/2 to 1 hour.

  2. Heat oil in kadai and lightly fry prawns till they turn golden.

  3. Clean the mushroom, cut them lengthwise, stir fry them for 2-3 minutes.

  4. To the wok/kadai, add mustard oil and ghee, to this add cardamom, clove, cinnamon stick, jeera and bay leaves.

  5. As soon as the fragrance of the masalas rises, add onion paste.

  6. Once the onion starts browning, add ginger paste, garlic paste followed by tomato and chilly paste.

  7. Add sugar, salt, turmeric and jeera powder and curd. Keep stirring till the oil separates from the masala.

  8. Then add coconut milk and simmer it covered for about 10 minutes.

  9. In between check if the mixture dries up, add little water or coconut milk.

  10. Mix the prawns and mushrooms and simmer for five more minutes.

  11. Turn of the stove, sprinkle some garam masala powder and keep it covered for 10 to 15 minutes in the kadhai.

  12. Serve Mushroom and Prawn Malai Curry with hot steamed rice for a delicious meal.