Bengali cuisine is globally renowned for its generous use of spices and unique cooking methods. A Bengali kitchen is always blessed with the best ingredients that are required in preparing some flavourful and lip-smacking good dishes. Be it vegetarian dishes that come with a rich stuffing of spices or an assortment of delicious meat and fish curries, a Bengali dish will always leave you craving for more. One such popular dish that you can often come across in a Bengali household is the Chingri Malaikari.
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A ‘Chingri Macher Malaikari’ roughly translates to ‘prawn fish creamy curry’ and it is a popular Bengali dish. The recipe is prepared on special occasions such as weddings and birthdays as well as when a family comes together to enjoy a satisfying meal of hot steaming rice with fish in the company of their loved ones. While you may find a slight difference in the flavours of this popular Bengali recipe from one home to another, the preparation is usually the same. Additionally, the key to making the best Chingri Malaikari Recipe at home is by using only fresh Tiger Prawns.
Licious Tiger Prawns: Just what’s needed for delicious Chingrir Malaikari
At Licious, you can order fresh Tiger Prawns that are sourced directly from government-approved fishermen who fish for prawns every day on the shallow west coasts of India. The Giant Tiger Prawns are flavoursome which makes them versatile to be prepared in a number of dishes. Their white flesh which is tender and moist melts inside the mouth in every bite. What’s more? We deliver the prawns peeled and deveined so that you are free from the hassles of cleaning them.
Chingri Macher Malaikari – Bengali recipe
Surprisingly, as rich and flavourful as this prawn recipe is, it is prepared using only a handful of ingredients. Unlike most Bengali delicacies that are spicy and hot, this particular recipe is rather creamy and paired often with chapattis or hot rice. It tastes best with the use of large tiger prawns, also known as Bagda Chingri, which have a strong yet flavourful taste. And this Bengali dish also boasts a few interesting facts:
It is believed that the Chingri Malaikari Recipe actually made its way into Bengali kitchens through Malaysian traders
The Malaysians called this dish Malay curry, hence translated in Bengali as ‘Malaikari.’