Lau Shorshe Chingri (Bottle Gourd curry cooked with Prawns) | How to make Lau Shorshe Chingri (Bottle Gourd curry cooked with Prawns)

By Bethica Das  |  7th Mar 2018  |  
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Lau Shorshe Chingri (Bottle Gourd curry cooked with Prawns)by Bethica Das
  • Prep Time

    10

    mins
  • Cook Time

    15

    mins
  • Serves

    3

    People

3

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About Lau Shorshe Chingri (Bottle Gourd curry cooked with Prawns) Recipe

This is a traditional Bengali homemade style Bottle gourd curry cooked with prawns and some mustard paste. This combo is an absolute delicacy. Any Bengali will vouch for it. Bori or dried lentil dumplings can be substituted for prawns for a veg. version. This recipe has minimum of spices and can be dished out in a jiffy. It especially goes very well with hot steamed rice. But one can always try it with chapati too.

Lau Shorshe Chingri (Bottle Gourd curry cooked with Prawns)

Ingredients to make Lau Shorshe Chingri (Bottle Gourd curry cooked with Prawns)

  • 1 medium size bottle gourd, chopped
  • 8-10 large prawns
  • 2 tbsp. mustard oil
  • 1 tsp. nigella seeds
  • 2 green chilies, slit
  • salt to taste
  • 1/2 tsp. turmeric powder
  • 2 tbsp. mustard paste / kasundi
  • 1-2 tsp. raw mustard oil
  • 2-3 tbsp. coriander leaves, chopped

How to make Lau Shorshe Chingri (Bottle Gourd curry cooked with Prawns)

  1. Marinate the prawns with a pinch of salt and turmeric powder for 5 minutes. Heat oil in a pan and temper with nigella seeds. Saute for a few seconds and then add the marinated prawns. Stir fry till they change colour.
  2. Add the chopped bottle gourd, salt, turmeric powder & green chilies. Cover & cook on a low flame till done. If required, sprinkle some water at intervals.
  3. When the bottle gourd is cooked and is soft, add the mustard paste,
  4. mustard oil and
  5. coriander leaves. Mix everything well and simmer for a minute.
  6. Serve with hot steamed rice or chapatis.

Reviews for Lau Shorshe Chingri (Bottle Gourd curry cooked with Prawns) (1)

Shelly Sharma8 months ago

Would love to try this.
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