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Shrimp Malai
4-6 servings Easy
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Ingredients (13)

  • 3 tablespoons of oil
  • Five Cardamom pods
  • Six Cloves
  • Two or Three sticks of Cinnamon
  • 1 ½ to 2 pounds large shrimp, peeled & de-veined
  • 2 table spoon of ginger paste (puree ginger in a liquefier or blender, adding as little water by teasponfulls if necessary)
  • Seven or Eight Green Chili
  • 1 teaspoon of turmeric powder
  • Chili powder to taste (you can make it as hot or mild as you want, but this dish is better with some heat. I suggest you add at least 1 tsp. But if you cannot stand heat, you need not)
  • 2 cans of coconut milk
  • 1 tablespoon water
  • 1 generous teaspoon sugar
  • Salt to taste
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  1. 1Heat oil in a sauté pan. The pan must be at least 3 inches deep.
  2. 2When oil is starting to smoke, add the cloves, cardamom and cinnamon and fry over medium heat, just until aromas are released. This should take about 3-4 minutes. Do not let the cardamom color.
  3. 3Add shrimp. Allow to fry for 2 or 3 minutes, then turn the shrimp over and fry for another 2 minutes.
  4. 4Add ginger paste, turmeric powder and chili powder and sauté for 1 minute. Then add the green chilis, followed by the coconut milk and about a tablespoon of water. Add the teaspoon of sugar and salt to taste.
  5. 5Boil hard for 4 to five minutes.

You’re done. Serve with basmati rice & enjoy!

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