BetterButter App

Recipes, Food Community & Kitchenwares


For uploading your recipes please DOWNLOAD THE APP

Home / Recipes / Chingri maacher jhaal/Spicy Prawn Curry

Photo of Chingri maacher jhaal/Spicy Prawn Curry by Mukulika Sengupta at BetterButter

Chingri maacher jhaal/Spicy Prawn Curry

Mukulika Sengupta
20 minutes
Prep Time
30 minutes
Cook Time
4 People
Read Instructions Save For Later

ABOUT Chingri maacher jhaal/Spicy Prawn Curry RECIPE

In Bangla the word “jhaal” generally refers to a mustard based gravy. “Jhaal” also means hot and spicy. In this dish I have used mustard along with poppy seeds and coconut. And these three make an awesome combination. I also use the same masala with potatoes and it also turns out lip smackingly good. Also add lots of green chillies. And you have both kinds of “jhaal”.

Recipe Tags

  • Non-veg
  • Medium
  • Dinner Party
  • West Bengal
  • Main Dish
  • Healthy

Ingredients Serving: 4

  1. 250 gms prawns tossed in some salt and turmeric
  2. ½ cup grated coconut
  3. 3 tbsp yellow mustard seeds
  4. 2 tbsp khus khus
  5. 5 green chillies
  6. ¼ tsp kalo jeere/kalonji/nigella seeds
  7. 1 tsp turmeric powder
  8. salt to taste
  9. A pinch of sugar
  10. ½ cup mustard oil


  1. Toss the prawns in salt and turmeric for about 15 minutes.
  2. Soak the coconut, mustard and khus khus in lukewarm water for some time. Now add a pinch of salt and the green chillies into it and grind into a smooth paste.
  3. Heat the mustard oil to smoking point. Add the prawns and sauté for a minute. Drain the prawns and keep aside.
  4. Add the kalonji in the same oil. Once it starts spluttering add the coconut paste and cook on low heat.
  5. Add the salt, sugar and turmeric and cook till the oil starts to separate.
  6. Add the prawns, fry for a minute and add ½ cup of water.
  7. Once it comes to a boil, lower the flame and simmer till done. The gravy will thicken. Garnish with some coriander leaves.

Reviews (1)  

How would you rate this recipe? Please add a star rating before submitting your review.

Submit Review
Tripti Bhatia
Tripti Bhatia   Feb-16-2017

amazing and yummy

Similar Recipes

A password link has been sent to your mail. Please check your mail.