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Sorshe Chingri

Sorshe chingri (Mustard prawn) is a yummy traditional Bengali cuisine from India. I used Indian scampi or small lobster polpularly known as golda chingri in Bengal. Though traditional mustard prawn or sorshe chingri has very thick gravy, but nowadays due to all health hazards I tried a light but very delicious version of sorshe chingri. I hope you all will like it.

Preparation time 10 minutes
Cooking time 10 minutes
Serves 4

Golda chingri / Indian scampi   4
Sorshe bata/Mustard paste  1 tbsp
Posto bata/ Poppy seed paste ½  tbsp
Coconut paste 1/4 tsp (optional)
Coconut milk  2 tbsp
Green chilly paste 1 tsp or totaste
Red chilli powder a pinch
Turmeric powder 1/4 tsp
Garam masala powder a pinch
Juice of ginger and garlic  1tsp
Mustard oil   1 tbsp and ½ tsp
Sugar   two pinch
Salt  to taste


First clean and devein the prawn then marinate it with a pinch of salt and turmeric powder.
Heat a table spoon of mustard oil in a skillet. Slightly fry the prawn. Then keep aside. Meanwhile in a small bowl take mustard paste, poppy seed paste,coconut paste, green chili paste,turmeric powder, salt, and sugar, juices of ginger and garlic and ¼ cup of water. Add this spice mixture to the hot oil and stir for 2 minute. Then add slightly fried prawn and mix in such a way so that all the spices get well coated with the prawn. Now add ½ cup of water or little more if needed. Then let it cook for 3 to 4 minutes. Let it come to boil adjust seasoning and then add coconut milk and a pinch of garam masala powder. Mix well. Put off the flame and then drizzle a little mustard oil and cover with a lid and give 5 minutes standing time. Serve with hot plain steamed basmati rice.


  1. Chingri machta dekhei khete ichha korchhe. Darun preparation...

  2. Sutapa, chingri maach ta byapok lagchee, amar dekhei jibhe jol eshe gache :-)
    Achaa I am giving you and your lovely blog an award, the Leibster Blog Award. Please come to my blog to collect it!

  3. Wow, this looks amazing...your Indian scampi must be a real treat :) And if I'm ever in India, I'd love to meet you!

  4. Wow, Sutapa! These prawns are huge. Love the way you prepared them. They are the Indian version of scrumptious, tasty, and very beautifully presented:DDD

  5. looks fabulously delicious lovely flavour

  6. This looks very yummy n delicious..loved it.....nice space vth awesoem recipes.....happy 2 visit here..vl catch u in my space........



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