Chingri Maach

Chingri Maach Recipe

Chingri Maach is an authentic Bengali style steamed shrimp curry that is made with spiced coconut milk. This is a quick recipe that you can make and serve it along with rice and papad for dinner or lunch.

Cooking time
45 min
Preparation time
10 min



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This recipe scores more than regular recipe because it is high in protein. Prawns are a rich source of selenium, one of the most effective antioxidants at maintaining healthy cells.


  • 12-16 medium prawns, shelled
  • salt to taste
  • 1/2 teaspoon turmeric powder
  • 1 tablespoon Saffola oil
  • 1 1/2 cups thin coconut milk
  • 1-inch ginger piece
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 3-4 green cardamoms
  • 3-4 cloves
  • 1-inch cinnamon stick
  • 2 medium onions, grated
  • 1 teaspoon red chilli powder

How to make Chingri Maach

  • Clean, devein and wash the prawns thoroughly. Apply a little salt and turmeric powder
  • Heat half tablespoon oil in a pan and sauté the prawns on medium heat for two to three minutes. Remove from heat and set aside. Grind ginger to a fine paste
  • Heat remaining oil in a pan; add bay leaves, green cardamom, cloves, and cinnamon. Stir-fry briefly. Add onions and sauté for two to three minutes or until the onions turn translucent.
  • Blend the red chilli powder in a little water and add. Stir-fry on medium heat for two to three minutes or until oil separates. Add ginger paste and continue to cook for about two minutes sprinkling little water from time to time to prevent burning
  • Add the sautéed prawns and coconut milk. Simmer for two minutes, adjust salt and serve hot

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Tasty recipe. Cooked and served Chingri ...

Tasty recipe. Cooked and served Chingri Maach with Rice. My hubby loved it. Thanks fitfoodie for such a nice recipes.

Jul 04, 2016

Average: 4 (1 vote)

Looks really nice. will try to make. T...

Looks really nice. will try to make. Thank you.

Jun 21, 2016

Average: 4 (1 vote)
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