Prawn (chingri) Bhapa is an authentic Bengali recipe and had been cooked in every house since long.It is enjoyed best with warm plain rice.

  • Around 500 grams medium size prawn cleaned and divined.If you like you can use lobster but always avoid small size prawn.
  • Paste of chilly and white mustard seed around 6 table spoon.
  • Poppy seeds 2 table spoon
  • green chili 12 pieces
  • Turmeric powder 2 t spoon
  • 1/2 coconut paste
  • Mustard oil 100 gram.
  • salt and sugar to taste.


  • Cut back of the prawn with a knife and take out the dorsal vein completely. It is main cause of food poisoning.wash the prawn properly and dip it in salted water for around 5 to 6 minute
  • .Make a paste mixing mustard oil, coconut paste,mustard paste salt , sugar, turmeric powder.
  • Now take out the prawn from salted water and dry it to remove excess water. 
  •  Dip it into the previously prepared mixture and marinate them for 15 minutes.
  • Take them out of the mixture and place them(prawn) one by one on a banana leaf.
  • Sprinkle some chopped chilly on the prawns.
  • Take another banana leaf to cover them completely.
  • Wrap the entire package carefully with a rope and cooked for around 8 to 10 minutes on medium heat in a pressure cooker.
  •  Now your Prawn(Chingri) Bhapa is good to go!! Take it out and serve it with warm plain rice and ENJOY. 

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