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Bhapa chingri or steamed prawn

Mitoshi Saha
15 minutes
Prep Time
10 minutes
Cook Time
4 People
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ABOUT Bhapa chingri or steamed prawn RECIPE

This is a traditional Bengali dish made with coconut, mustard and poppyseed paste.

Recipe Tags

  • Non-veg
  • Easy
  • Others
  • West Bengal
  • Steaming
  • Main Dish
  • Egg Free

Ingredients Serving: 4

  1. Medium size prawn 250gms
  2. Half cup fresh coconut paste
  3. 2tblsp mustard seed paste
  4. 1Tblsp poppyseed paste
  5. Few green chilies
  6. Mustard oil
  7. Salt
  8. Turmeric Powder


  1. Marinate the prawns with salt and turmeric powder for 10 mins.
  2. Make a fine paste with coconut, mustard seeds, poppyseed and green chilies
  3. Now marinate the prawns again with this paste and generous amount of mustard oil for another 10 minutes
  4. Put some slit green chilies
  5. In a tight tiffin box place the prawns and steam in a pressure cooker or a deep bottomed pan for 10 mins

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Preeti Gurung
Preeti Gurung   Feb-07-2017

The famous bhapa chingri!

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