Chingri diye Aloo Squasher Dalna (Chow Chow Prawns Curry - Bengali Style) | How to make Chingri diye Aloo Squasher Dalna (Chow Chow Prawns Curry - Bengali Style)

By Bethica Das  |  10th Apr 2018  |  
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Chingri diye Aloo Squasher Dalna (Chow Chow Prawns Curry - Bengali Style)by Bethica Das
  • Prep Time

    10

    mins
  • Cook Time

    25

    mins
  • Serves

    3

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About Chingri diye Aloo Squasher Dalna (Chow Chow Prawns Curry - Bengali Style) Recipe

This is just a simple Bengali style curry made of Chow Chow / Chayote. It is the non-veg. version where I added some prawns. You can omit it and add instead some fried vadi / dried lentil dumplings for a veg. version. Enjoy it with some hot steamed rice for lunch or with chapatis for a light dinner.

Chingri diye Aloo Squasher Dalna (Chow Chow Prawns Curry - Bengali Style)

Ingredients to make Chingri diye Aloo Squasher Dalna (Chow Chow Prawns Curry - Bengali Style)

  • 2 medium size Squash (chow chow), cubed
  • 1 potato, cubed
  • 8-10 large prawns
  • 3 tbsp. mustard oil
  • 1-2 bay leaves
  • 1 tsp. celery / nigella seeds
  • pinch of asafoetida
  • 1" ginger
  • 1 tsp. cumin seeds
  • 3-4 green chilies
  • 1/2 tsp. turmeric powder
  • salt to taste
  • 1 tsp. garam masala powder
  • 1 tsp. ghee
  • 1 tsp. coriander leaves, chopped

How to make Chingri diye Aloo Squasher Dalna (Chow Chow Prawns Curry - Bengali Style)

  1. Grind ginger, 2 green chilies and cumin seeds with little water into a paste. Keep aside. Marinate the prawns with a pinch of salt and turmeric powder for 5-10 minutes.
  2. Heat oil in a pan and fry the potatoes and prawns separately. Drain and keep aside.
  3. Temper the same oil with bay leaves, celery seeds and asafoetida. Saute for a few seconds.
  4. Add the ground paste of cumin seeds and ginger and turmeric powder. Stir fry till the oil separates.
  5. Add the chopped chow chow and salt to taste. Mix everything well and simmer, covered for 2-3 minutes.
  6. Add 1 cup water, fried potatoes & prawns. Cover and cook on a low flame till done.
  7. Switch off the flame and add the ghee, remaining green chilies & garam masala powder. Give it a stir and garnish with coriander leaves.
  8. Serve as a side dish with either rice or chapatis.

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purva kulkarni6 months ago

Please help me how you have added images in step by step process. M trying to add but they are not in sequence.
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