Chingri bharta or Prawn mash

Another Bengali recipe, this time with prawns. I have never prepared prawns this way before. For such an easy recipe the result is pretty delicious. The mustard oil and the spices mingle well to create a great prawn mash.



2 cups cleaned prawns

1 onion

4-5 garlic

3 green chilli

4 dry red chilli

1tsp red chilli powder

turmeric powder

3 Tb mustard oil


Heat a tablespoon of oil and fry the cleaned prawns for two minutes. Set aside.

Fry in oil the onion, garlic and the chillies. Fry till onion is golden. Now add the chilli powder and turmeric powder, then the salt. Now add prawns fry for a minute and remove. Cool for some time and then in a food processor pulse the whole lot till you get a coarse mix. Do not grind to a paste! You are after a coarse mix. Remove add some mustard oil on top and Serve.

Serevs 4 as a side dish

Recipe source: Cook like a Bong


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