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Chingri Torkari Recipe

Chingri Torkari

Juicy, succulent prawns cooked in hot spices, oozing with flavours and a rich creamy texture.

  • Total Cook Time 45 mins
  • Prep Time 15 mins
  • Cook Time 30 mins
  • Recipe Servings3
  • Easy

Ingredients of Chingri Torkari

  • For the paste:
  • 4 Tbsp mustard seeds
  • 2 Tbsp cumin seeds
  • 2 Tbsp coriander seeds
  • 2 Tbsp poppy seeds
  • For the main preparation:
  • 2 Tbsp mustard oil
  • 1/4 tsp mustard seeds
  • 1/4 tsp onion seeds
  • 1/4 tsp fenugreek seeds
  • 1/4 tsp fennel powder
  • 1/4 tsp cumin powder
  • 4 whole dried red chillies
  • 2 tsp chopped garlic
  • 4 jumbo prawns
  • 2 tsp of the paste
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/2 tsp turmeric powder
  • 1/2 tsp red chilli powder
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1-1/2 tomatoes-diced
  • 3 green chillies
  • 2 Tbsp coconut milk
  • Juice of half a lemon
  • Garnishing:
  • Coriander leaves

How to Make Chingri Torkari

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1. For the paste:

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2. Soak mustard seeds, cumin seeds, coriander seeds and poppy seeds in water for half an hour
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3. Grind them to a smooth paste.

4. For the main recipe:

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5. Heat oil in a pan.
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6. Add mustard seeds, onion seeds, fenugreek, fennel seeds, cumin seeds, red chillies and garlic.
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7. Add prawns and mix well.
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8. Now add the paste followed by turmeric powder, red chilli powder, salt, tomatoes and green chillies.
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9. Stir well and cook covered for 10 minutes on low flame.
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10. Just before taking it off the gas, add coconut milk and lemon juice
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11. Garnish with coriander leaves
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12. Serve hot with rice.
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