Bhapa Chingri

"Bhapa Chingri" with no such effort this dish can be prepared within your comfort zone. Bhapa which means steaming in Bengali & Chingri means prawn. If you see the history ,then steaming is one of the oldest method of cooking dates back centuries to ancient china. In ayurvedic way of cooking ,this method is considered as the best resulting in a more nutritious food than boiling. You can use other fish like Bhetki(Barramundi) , Ilish in place of shrimp and make this dish.

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Preparation Time: 
45 minute
Cooking Time: 
15 minute


Shrimp 400 gm
Turmeric powder 1 tsp
Poppy seed1 tbsp
Mustard seed 3 tbsp
White mustard seed or melon seed 1 tbsp
Fresh coconut 3 tbsp
Green Chilis 5 (More if you want)
Black pepper 2 tsp
Mustard Oil 3 tbsp
Salt per taste
Peel and devein shrimps.
Marinate with salt and turmeric powder for 15 min.
Soak poppy seed, mustard seed, melon seed with 5 tbsp water for 30 minute. Make a fine paste of it after adding green chillies and black pepper.
Now mix this paste with prawns. Add oil to it and mix well.
You can use a steamer to cook this or you can use pressure-cooker. If you are using pressure cooker then use a steel box that fit inside the pressure-cooker.
Heat a cup or little more water in the cooker so that only the base of the box up to one inch is submerged.
Put the prawn mixture inside the steel box and close it's lid. When water in pressure-cooker starts boiling ,drop the box inside the cooker and close the lid. Cook at medium flame up to one whistle. It's done. Enjoy this with steam rice .