Bhapa Chingri Recipe - Bhapa is for steamed in Bengali and this is a very popular dish from Bengal.

This recipe is contributed by Member madhulika roychowdhury.

Main Ingredients : Jumbo prawns, Scraped coconut

Cuisine : Bengali

Course : Main Course_Seafood

Bhapa Chingri

Bhapa Chingri Recipe - how to make Bhapa Chingri


Prep Time : 11-15 minutes

Cook time : 26-30 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : High


  • Jumbo prawns 600 grams

  • Scraped coconut 1/4 cup

  • Mustard paste 2 teaspoons

  • Turmeric powder 1/2 teaspoon

  • Green chillies finely chopped to taste

  • Salt to taste

  • Sugar 1/4 teaspoon

  • Mustard oil 2 tablespoons

  • Fresh cream 2 tablespoons


Step 1

Devein the prawns and keep the heads and tail intact. Grind the coconut with water to a fine paste.

Step 2

Bring one forth cup water to boil in a non-stick pan. Add mustard paste, turmeric powder, green chillies, salt, sugar, mustard oil, cream and coconut and mix well.

Step 3

Add the prawns and mix well. Remove and pour the prawns with the mixture in a stainless steel tiffin box.

Step 4

Keep the box in a pan. Fill the pan to the half quantity of the box. Lower the heat and cook for thirty minutes.

Step 5

Remove and rest for ten minutes.Serve with steamed rice.

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