Tuesday, 11 October 2016

Prawn Recipe - Chingri Macher Tarkari

Chingri Macher Tarkari

Simple Quick Prawn preparation 


                                                                         Serves 2

This is very easy and delicious Bengali  style prawn recipe which is perfect for weekend lunch with white rice. It is made with onion, garlic and ginger paste, garam masala and very little spices.


Prawn (medium) 10-15( cleaned and washed properly)

Potato (medium) 2
Onion finely chopped or grated 2 tsp
Ginger garlic paste 1 tsp
Tomato 1 chopped
Green chill 1 chopped
Bay leaf 1
Cardamom 2
Cloves 3-4
Cinnamon 1 stick
(Grind cardamom, cloves and cinnamon in fine powder)
Turmeric powder 2 tsp
Chilli powder 2tsp
Sugar 1 tsp
Salt to taste
Oil 3 tblsp


Marinate the washed prawns with little salt and turmeric powder. 

Cut the potatoes in medium chunks and fry them in 2 tsp of oil with little salt. Keep aside. 
In the same oil fry the prawns until they are golden( don't fry for too long otherwise the prawns will become hard).Take the prawns out. 
Put fresh oil and add the grated or chopped onion. 
When the onion starts changing color, add the ginger garlic paste and fry for 2 to 3 minutes. Then add turmeric powder, chill powder and little water. Saute for few minutes. 
Then add the chopped tomatoes and fry till oil separates. 
Add fried potato and prawn pieces, mix well.
Now add 1 cup water and in medium flame cook it with lid closed till the potatoes are cooked. 
Add garam masala and remove from heat. 
Serve prawn curry with hot white rice.

Shortly I will be posting other simple variations in Prawn/Shrimp curry preparation