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chingri macher malai curry or shrimp curry with potato and pumpkin

Chingri Macher Malai Curry or shrimp curry with  potato and pumpkin

Chingri Macher Malai Curry or shrimp curry with potato and pumpkin

Yeah!! From today I have started my non vegetarian blog section .I am still learning the non vegetarian recipes of Bengal. Here is a preparation of chingri macher malai curry or shrimp curry with potato and pumpkin. This recipe is a great way to feed your kids vegetables .Shrimp is a high-protein, low-calorie alternative to other meats and fish as well.

Coconut milk and pumpkin make this curry little bit sweet. Chingri macher malai curry is a famous Bengali recipe cooked with chingri mach (a common Bengali term used for lobsters, prawns or shrimps), coconut milk and spices. Here I personally add the pumpkin and potato and make it less spicy.

Chinri macher malai curry with pumpkin and potato


  • 1 lb. large shrimp
  • ½ cup potato ( cut into cubes)
  • 1/2 cup pumpkin( cut intio small pieces)
  • 1 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 tsp white cumin
  • 1 tsp cumin powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon turmeric powder
  • 2 inch piece of cinnamon stick
  • 5 whole cloves
  • 2 cardamom pods
  • 1 inch piece of ginger, grated or about 1 tablespoon ginger paste
  • chili powder, to taste
  • 3/4 cup fresh coconut milk( here I use fresh homemade coconut milk )
  • salt–to taste

• Peel and de-vein the shrimp. Rinse the Shrimp under cold water and pat dry.
• Put the shrimp in a bowl, add some salt and turmeric then toss them together and leave them for around 5 minutes.
• Heat oil in a heavy-bottomed pan over medium-high heat
• Add white cumin, cardamom, cinnamon cloves and stir for 1 minute.
• Add the vegetables, remaining spices and stir again for 5 minutes.
• Add the shrimp to the pan and cook for 2 minutes until they begin to turn pink.
• Add water, Once the mixture is simmering, add the last coconut milk.
• Let curry simmer away for about 15 minutes–until the curry has thickened.
• Enjoy with steamed rice!
Duration: 27 minutes
Serves: 5

Nutritional Information:

Amount Per Serving
Calories 136.0
Total Fat 5.1 g
Saturated Fat 3.0 g
Polyunsaturated Fat 0.7 g
Monounsaturated Fat 0.6 g
Cholesterol 120.6 mg
Sodium 263.2 mg
Potassium 257.1 mg
Total Carbohydrate 5.2 g
Dietary Fiber 0.6 g
Sugars 1.6 g
Protein 16.8 g