Tuesday, 19 February 2013

Chingri Chachchori..Prawns cooked in mustard and poppy seed paste with Potato...!!!

Chingri Chachchori...Prawns & Potato Cooked in Mustard and Poppy Seed Paste...A Complete Easy Bong Delicacy...!!!

Prawns in my fridge,always make me happy whenerver on a lazy day, I just cant decide what to prepare in a very easy and simple way without much effort.And for us, the bengali people,the poppy seed paste is a superhit ingedient all the time.Even we love to eat it raw ,with steaming hot rice.
However,this chingri chachchori is just a simple and easy yet delicious  recipe which I have learned from Maa.Moreover,with limited amount of prawns a satisfactory amount of gravy can be prepared in this way.

Here is the process of making my Prawn and Potato Curry with Poppy Seed and Mustard seed paste.



  • Prawns250 gm(medium sized,deveined,deshelled,peeled,washed) 
  • Onions: 1 large(thinely sliced)
  • Potato: 1 large(cut into wedges)
  • Poppy seed paste: 2 tbsp(soak them in little warm water and using a mixer grinder make a fine and smooth paste).
  • Mustard Seed paste: 2 tsp( mix the paste in 2 tbsp of water to avoid its bitterness)
  • Turmeric Powder:1 tsp
  • Chilli Powder:1 tsp(or as per choice)
  • Salt:Accoridng to taste
  • Green Chilli:2-4 nos(or as per your choice)
  • Mustard Oil:4 tbsp
  • Water:1/2 to 1 cup


    • At first clean the prawns properly and devein,deshell & peel it.You may keep their head and tail portions.
    • Marinate them with little salt and turmeric powder for few minutes.
    • Heat 2-3 tbsp of mustard oil in the pan add the green chilli and then add the sliced onions.
    • Saute the onions for few minutes until transluscent but dont burn them.
    • Then add the potato wedges with the onion and also add little turmeric powder and salt.
    • Saute them slightly for few minutes and then add the marinated prawns.
    • On medium flame saute the prawns until they turn nice golden in colour.
    • Then add the poppy seed paste and nicely mix it with potato and prawns.
    • Now after 2-3 minutes add the mustard paste and mix well.
    • Add little chilli powder.
    • Now add 1/2 cup of water.
    • Cover it and cook until the potatoes become soft and prawns are done.
    • Increase the flame little and make a thick nice curry.
    • Turn off the flame and sprinkle one tbsp of raw mustard oil on it.
    • Serve with steaming hot rice garnished with coriander leaves and green chilli.

                                                              Enjoy Your Food..!!



    1. Prawns are my favorite. I wonder how they would taste with turmeric in a recipe? Hmm. Sounds interesting to try! Thanks for sharing this recipe. :)

    2. ohhh you never try them with turmeric powder....we,the benagli people always used to marinate fish/prawns with salt and turmeric powder..dont use too much...1/2 tsp is perfect..and let me know your feedback.