How to make Sungatache Bhaje -

Shrimp mixed with spices and deep fried in oil.

Sanjeev Kapoor

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Main Ingredients : Shrimps (श्रिंप/ छोटे झींगे), Gram Flour

Cuisine : Goan

Course : Snacks and Starters

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Sungatache Bhaje

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Goa's 450 years under Portuguese domination produced a unique, syncretic blend of East and West that is at once exotic and strangely familiar.  The various influences have made the Goan cuisine an interesting blend of tastes as a result of which it has a phenomenal repertoire of both vegetarian and non-vegetarian delicacies.  Though the recipes and techniques of the two major communities – Hindu and Christian – are different but as a rule the cuisine that comes under the umbrella of Goan is simple but chilli hot and spicy. Traditionally the food is cooked on wood fires in clay pots that are fired by the village potter. Though in the modern times, quite a few Goans have had to leave their land in search of greener pastures, they still get homesick for the smoky flavour of the fish curry and rice that get their distinct taste being cooked in crowded sweaty, smoky kitchens in earthenware pots over wood fires.      

Prep Time : 26-30 minutes

Cook time : 11-15 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Moderate

Taste : Spicy

Ingredients for Sungatache Bhaje Recipe

  • Shrimps 200 grams

  • Gram Flour

  • Green chillies 4-5

  • Ginger 1 inch piece

  • Onion 1 medium

  • Fresh coriander leaves 1/4 cup

  • Gram flour (besan) 3 tablespoons

  • Turmeric powder 1/2 teaspoon

  • Salt to taste

  • Oil to deep fry


  • Lemon 1


Step 1

Clean, wash the shrimps and press dry on a cloth, so that excess moisture will be removed. De-stem the green chillies and chop them very fine.

Step 2

Peel the ginger and onion, chop very finely. Clean, wash and chop the coriander leaves.

Step 3

In a bowl, add the shrimps, besan, green chillies, coriander leaves, turmeric powder, onion and salt. Mix well.

Step 4

Now shape the mixture into equal sized flat balls (roundel). Heat oil and deep fry these balls till light golden brown and crispy. Serve hot with slice of lemon.

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