Bhapa Chingri or Steamed Prawns in Mustard Sauce is a super easy recipe. With no such effort this dish can be prepared within your comfort zone.

Bhapa Chingri pairs well with steamed rice. 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.

Variation to Bhapa Chingri

You can try cooking other fishes too using the same recipe. The most favorable is Prawn to me as it’s my sister favorite.But again bong loves to experiment with fishes. Bhapa-Illish is one of the popular preparations.

You can also cook small fishes which goes well with rice. The poppy seed and coconut results a creamy texture in Bhapa Chingri. As poppy seed costs a bit more, many people use white mustard seed instead of that. White Poppy seed works well as a substitute offering a creamy flavor.

If you love creamy texture in your fish curry, you should definitely check these below Fish Recipes

Fish Molee Recipe / Kerala Style Fish curry with Coconut Milk

Mangalorean Fish Curry | Meen Gassi Recipe

 

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"Bhapa Chingri"
Steamed Prawns in Mustard Sauce | Bhapa Chingri Recipe
Course side dish
Cuisine bengali
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Servings
person
Ingredients
Course side dish
Cuisine bengali
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Servings
person
Ingredients
Steamed Prawns in Mustard Sauce | Bhapa Chingri Recipe
Instructions
  1. Peel and devein shrimps.Marinate with salt and turmeric powder for 15 min.
  2. Soak poppy seed,mustard seed,melon seed with 5 tbsp water for 30 minute.
  3. Make a fine paste of it adding green chilis ,black pepper.
  4. Now mix this paste with prawns.Add oil to it and mix well.
  5. You can use a steamer to cook this or you can use pressure-cooker.
  6. If you are using pressure cooker then use a steel box that fit inside the pressure-cooker.
  7. Heat a cup or little more water in the cooker so that only the base of the box up to one inch is submerged.
  8. 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
  9. close the lid.Cook at medium flame up to one whistle. It's done.
  10. Enjoy this with steam rice .
Recipe Notes

I enjoyed with coconut-rice 🙂

 

 

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