Mushroom and Prawn Malai Curry Recipe

Mushroom and Prawn Malai Curry is my variation to the famous Bengali recipe ‘Chingri Macher Malai Curry’ which is prawn in coconut milk curry. I must say mushrooms and prawns together are a great hit! Both being so distinct in its flavour yet complimenting each other so well in this mouth watering delicacy.  Prawns, Button mushrooms, Tomato, Onion, Ginger, Garlic, Green Chillies, Curd (Dahi / Yogurt), Coconut milk, Cardamom (Elaichi) Pods/Seeds, Cloves (Laung), Cinnamon Stick (Dalchini), Bay leaf (tej patta), Turmeric powder (Haldi), Cumin seeds (Jeera), Salt, Red Chilli powder, Sugar, Mustard oil, Mustard oil, Ghee   250 grams Prawns 250 grams Button mushrooms 1 Tomato , paste 1 Onion , paste 1 inch Ginger , paste 5 cloves Garlic , paste 1 Green Chillies , paste 1 tablespoon Curd (Dahi / Yogurt) 1/2 cup Coconut milk 3 Cardamom (Elaichi) Pods/Seeds 5 Cloves (Laung) 1 inch Cinnamon Stick (Dalchini) 2 Bay leaf (tej patta) 1/2 teaspoon Turmeric powder (Haldi) 1/2 teaspoon Cumin seeds (Jeera) Salt , as per taste Red Chilli powder , as per taste Sugar , as per taste 2 tablespoons Mustard oil , for frying 3 tablespoons Mustard oil , for gravy 1 tablespoon Ghee , for gravy     10   40     To begin making the Mushroom and Prawn Malai Curry recipe, firstly clean the prawns and marinate with turmeric and salt for 1/2 to 1 hour.Heat oil in kadai and lightly fry prawns till they turn golden.Clean the mushroom, cut them lengthwise, stir fry them for 2-3 minutes.To the wok/kadai, add mustard oil and ghee, to this add cardamom, clove, cinnamon stick, jeera and bay leaves.As soon as the fragrance of the masalas rises, add onion paste.Once the onion starts browning, add ginger paste, garlic paste followed by tomato and chilly paste.Add sugar, salt, turmeric and jeera powder and curd. Keep stirring till the oil separates from the masala.Then add coconut milk and simmer it covered for about 10 minutes.In between check if the mixture dries up, add little water or coconut milk.Mix the prawns and mushrooms and simmer for five more minutes.Turn of the stove, sprinkle some garam masala powder and keep it covered for 10 to 15 minutes in the kadhai.Serve Mushroom and Prawn Malai Curry with hot steamed rice for a delicious meal.