BHAPA CHINGRI (prawn) | How to make BHAPA CHINGRI (prawn)

By Suronita Das  |  7th Oct 2015  |  
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About BHAPA CHINGRI (prawn) Recipe

Bhapa is steamed and steaming is a honored way to cook in Bengal; spice coated, packed, sealed and cooked while you hold your breath, waiting for the first whiff of the exhilarating aroma. This is a quintessential dish, made with a mix of mustard and poppy seed paste, slender hot chili peppers and a generous drizzle of mustard oil.

BHAPA CHINGRI (prawn), a marvelous creation to spice up your day. The relishing flavours, the appealing texture and the amazing aroma of BHAPA CHINGRI (prawn) is just mouth-watering. This amazing recipe is provided by Suronita Das. Be it kids or adults, no one can resist this delicious dish. How to make BHAPA CHINGRI (prawn) is a question which arises in people's mind quite often. So, this simple step by step BHAPA CHINGRI (prawn) recipe by Suronita Das. BHAPA CHINGRI (prawn) can even be tried by beginners. A few secret ingredients in BHAPA CHINGRI (prawn) just makes it the way it is served in restaurants. BHAPA CHINGRI (prawn) can serve 2 people. So, the next time you have a get together or a party at home, don't forget to check and try out BHAPA CHINGRI (prawn).


Ingredients to make BHAPA CHINGRI (prawn)

  • Medium size Chingri/Prawn/Shrimp - 20
  • White mustard Seed - 1/2 cup (soak in water for 10 minutes)
  • Black mustard Seeds - 5tbsp (soak in water for 10 minutes)
  • Poppy Seeds - 2 tbsp (soak in water for 10 minutes)
  • Green Chilies - 7 to 8
  • Red Chili Powder - 1 tbsp
  • mustard Oil - 5 to 6 tbsp
  • turmeric Powder - 2 tsp
  • salt as per taste
  • sugar as per taste
  • Grated Cococut - 1/2 cup
  • curd - 1 cup
  • kalonji - 1 tsp

How to make BHAPA CHINGRI (prawn)

  1. Clean the Chingri very well and keep them aside. Now marinade the chingri with 1 tsp salt and 1 tsp turmeric powder and set aside for 20 minutes.
  2. Take a small grinder and make a smooth paste of Black Mustard seeds with 2 green chilies, salt,(chilies and salt to remove the bitterness of black mustard seeds) white mustard seeds and Poppy seeds with some water.
  3. Pour this paste in a bowl, add red chili powder, salt, sugar, curd, Turmeric powder and mix well.
  4. Take a pan heat with a little oil, fry the Chingri for 2 - 3 minutes and keep aside. Then, in the same pan pour some more mustard oil and add kalonji.
  5. After a few minutes, add the whole paste mixture. Saute it for a few minutes till the oil oozes out from the masala. Add all the fried chingri and green chilies and mix well.
  6. Close the lid of the pan and cook it on low flame for 15 minutes, give a gentle stir in between and at the last add grated coconut and little more mustard oil.
  7. Close the lid for 10 minutes more. Turn off the heat let the curry stand for 10 - 15 minutes. After 10 minutes open the lid and serve hot with Steamed Rice.

Reviews for BHAPA CHINGRI (prawn) (3)

Sumanta Pramanick3 months ago

Good one!

Deviyani Srivastava2 years ago

Looks so tempting!

Namu Manandhar2 years ago

Sounds tasty and looks absolutely delicious :D

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