Chingri Malai Curry (Coconut Shrimp Curry)is a scintillating, delicate yet delicious recipe from the state of Bengal in India. It’s the perfect pairing of lightly sautéed shrimp in a coconut sauce which is both mild n slightly spicy (yes you heard it right mild & spicy) at the same time.
I’m a huge seafood person and love having shrimp/prawn/fish recipes that are mildly cooked and this Chingri Malai Curry is my all-time favorite.
The shrimp is tossed with turmeric, salt (to give it a lush color) and lightly sautéed till they achieve a light pink color. The curry is a light coconut broth cooked with fragrant yet mild spices like cinnamon, clove, and cardamom which enhances the flavor to a new high.
Overall this Chingri Malai Curry is ready in about 15 minutes but the taste is so heavenly that you’ll keep wanting to have more. It’s best enjoyed with a bowl of fresh steamed white rice but you can choose any side as per choice.