Bangladesh Curries

Episode 40



Chingri Malai Curry Recipe

Recipe Servings: 4 Prep Time: 05 mins

Cook Time: 30 mins Total Cook Time: 35 mins

Difficulty Level: Easy

Ingredients of Chingri Malai Curry Recipe: Flavoured with a host of delectable spices such as cumin, chilli, turmeric and garam masala, this prawn curry will be the ultimate winner on your dinner table when served with cooked rice.


4 Cups prawns

3 tbsp mustard oil

1/2 tbsp whole cumin

2 tbsp ginger paste

2 tsp cumin powder

1 tsp chilli powder

1 tsp turmeric powder

to taste salt

2 tsp sugar

1 tsp garam masala

1 1/4 cup coconut milk

2 tsp ghee



  1. Blanch the prawns in turmeric water.
  2. Heat mustard oil in a pan and add sugar and whole cumin.
  3. Add ginger paste, cumin powder, red chilli powder and turmeric powder and sauté
  1. Now add the prawns and slit green chillies and stir for few minutes.
  2. Add the coconut milk, cook for few more minutes and then add salt.
  3. In the end sprinkle garam masala and ghee on top and serve.


Hilsa Fish Curry


          500 gm washed & dried,sliced iilish fish or salmon

  • 1 teaspoon black cumin seeds
  • 2 pinches salt
  • 1/2 cup mustard oil
  • 1 teaspoon powdered turmeric
  • 4 green chilli
  • 2 cup boiled water

How to make Hilsa Curry

  • Step 1 Slice the fish

To make this delicious curry, wash the fish and slice it into pieces.

  • Step 2 Marinate the fish pieces

Marinate the pieces using salt and turmeric. Keep it aside for some time.

  • Step 3 Shallow fry the marinated fishes

Then, heat some oil in the pan and shallow fry the marinated fish pieces until they turn golden.

  • Step 4 Saute cumin seeds & slit green chillies

In another pan, heat the remaining oil, and add the cumin seeds. Silt the green chillies and add to the oil. Keep stirring.

  • Step 5 Add the fried fish, boiled water, salt & turmeric

Add the fried fish pieces to the oil, then pour in the boiled water. Now, add the salt and turmeric powder as per your taste. Bring it to a boil and let it cook for a few minutes.

  • Step 6 Serve Hilsa Curry

Serve your Bengali fish curry hot with steamed rice.