Tuesday, 24 June 2014

Sorshe Posto Chingri...!!! Prawns In Poppy Seeds & Mustard Seeds Paste...!!!

Prawn is a seafood that is found both in fresh as well as in sea water. These are basically a most popular variety of shellfish. The list of seafood recipes is simply incomplete without prawns. But mostly  in a Bengali kitchen fresh water prawns are used to cook various dishes. The taste of any ordinary vegetable  becomes extra-ordinarily good  when it is cooked along with the prawns.

In a Bengali kitchen prawn is cooked in numerous ways and each and every recipe is no doubt delicious.Today I am going to share a trouble-free yet scrumptious prawn recipe which I have learned from my Mom.

Here comes the recipe:


  • Prawns (medium sized, even small sized shrimps can be used too) : 200 gm.
  • Mustard Seeds Paste: 1 tbsp.
  • Poppy Seeds Paste: 2tbsp.
  • Onion: 2 Large (Chopped)
  • Turmeric Powder: 1 tsp.
  • Salt: To taste
  • Red Chili Powder: 1 tsp ( adjust according to your choice)
  • Green Chili: 3-4 nos.
  • Mustard Oil: 1 tbsp.
  • Water:1/2 Cup


  • At first clean the prawns (de shelled, de veined and decapitated) . I kept the heads intact as I got very fresh sweet water prawns this time. Now marinate them with little salt and turmeric powder and keep them aside for 10 -15 minutes.
  • Now take a bowl. Add the poppy seeds paste, mustard seeds paste, chopped onion, green chili, salt, red chili powder, mustard oil and water. Mix thoroughly and make a paste.
  • Now take a wok or medium sized pan and add the paste into it first and then the marinated prawns. Mix the prawns with the paste very well. 
  • Then place the pan in the gas oven and cook it on a very low flame covered. Keep on cooking until the prawns turn into nice pinkish yellow color, become very soft and the gravy comes to your desired thick consistency.
  • Turn off the flame. Pour ½ tsp of raw mustard oil on the top .
  • Serve with steaming hot rice, garnishing with chopped fresh cilantro or coriander leaves.
  • Trust me,it tastes heavenly.

                                                                     Enjoy Your Food..!!

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