How to make Bhapa Chingri (Steamed prawns) -

Prawns cooked in coconut milk and mustard paste.

Sanjeev Kapoor

This recipe is contributed by Member nivedita .

Main Ingredients : Prawn (small) , Coconut milk (नारियल का दूध)

Cuisine : Bengali

Course : Main Course Seafood

Bhapa Chingri (Steamed prawns)

Bhapa Chingri (Steamed prawns) Recipe Card


The Bengalis are great food lovers and take pride in their cuisine.  In fact so obsessed are they about food, that the man of the house goes to the market daily to buy a fresh supply vegetables and fish which is a must in their daily menu.  The medium of cooking is mustard oil which adds its own pungency.  Another very important item of Bengali cuisine is the variety of sweets or mishti as they call them.  Most of them are milk based and are prepared from chhena.
A meal, for the Bengali, is a ritual in itself.  Bengalis spend not only the great deal of time thinking about the food but also on its preparation and eating. 

Prep Time : 16-20 minutes

Cook time : 11-15 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Moderate

Taste : Mild

Ingredients for Bhapa Chingri (Steamed prawns) Recipe

  • Prawn (small) shelled and deveined 600 grams

  • Coconut milk 3/4 cup

  • Mustard paste 2 tablespoon

  • Salt to taste

  • Turmeric powder 1 teaspoon

  • Mustard oil

  • Green chilli chopped 2


Step 1

Heat coconut milk and mustard paste in a non-stick kadai.

Step 2

Add salt, turmeric powder and mustard oil. Mix well.

Step 3

Add prawns and green chillies. Mix again, cover and cook on medium heat till prawns are done. Garnish with green chillies and serve hot with steamed rice.

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