bengali steamed prawns, bhaapa chingri

How to make bengali steamed prawns in mustard sauce-Bhaapa Chingri

Bhaapa Chingri is a bengali style steamed prawn preparation that is absolutely addictive!

How to make bengali steamed prawns in mustard sauce-Bhaapa Chingri

Difficulty:BeginnerPrep time: 10 minutesCook time: 12 minutesServings:4 servings


Bhaapa Chingri in Bengali means Prawns/Shrimp steamed in a delicious mustard, poppy seed, coconut paste. Absolutely delicious and flavorful dish that can be made in no time! Pairs perfectly with steaming hot white rice.



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  1. Soak mustard seeds and poppy seeds in a quarter cup of water for 10 min at least
  2. Clean and devein the prawns/shrimp
  3. Sprinkle some turmeric powder and salt and set aside
  4. Grind the mustard seeds and poppy seeds 
    in water till it forms a fine paste 
  5. Add grated coconut, 1 green chilli, turmeric powder, kashmiri red chilli powder and salt to the same grinder jar
  6. Add enough water to grind to fine paste (I added 1/2 cup)
  7. Add the paste to the shrimp/prawn
  8. Add 2 tbsp. of mustard oil and mix well with the prawn/shrimp 
  9. Steam the prawn/shrimp for 12-15 min
  10. Garnish with another tbsp. of mustard oil and green chillies
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