Tuesday, January 8, 2013


What is husband's privilege ? Well simple ..when wife calls and tells " cook something which I like and I am back home from clinic in 20 min... food should be ready ....I am hungry 
Any pronoun, like " something" if not preceded by a noun, puts me in a difficult situation...And more dangerous is to guess what is meant by " I like "....

well it is done ..a bong dish with green prawns, potato , onion and a typical bong tempering and a dash of lemon to add that tang which ladies like ...
After a long time I had dressed some shrimps ( remember my tigers?) , to eat them raw with a Wasabi dip fortified with raw garlic and extra hot green chili paste and a dash of vinegar and light soya ...
But the fate ,of my darling tigers  and mine too were else where ....
So had to use the shrimps in a phony dish , in 18 minutes flat... 

THE RECIPE : Nothing new , a traditional Bong dish of prawn cha-chadi , with little modification in sombora ( tempering) . The recipe is destined for piping hot rice.
1. Dressed green shrimps 200 gms 
2. Potato , one medium 
3. Onion , one large, sliced to 3 mm thick.
4.green chili 4+3  ( hot) 
5. Red chili powder extra hot 1 level tsp.
6. Kashmiri chili powder ...1 heap tsp.
7. Turmeric 1 level tsp
8 . Mustard oil 3 tbsp ( more the merrier). + 11/2 tsp to be added raw
9. Lemon juice 30 ml ( optional) 

For Tempering 
1. Nigela ( Kalo jeere) 3/4th tsp
2. black pepper 6, just smashed flat and broken
3.  green chili 3 
marinade prawn with salt and turmeric ( 1/2 tsp) 
Cut potato into 7 mm X 7mm , long pieces
Slice onion thin

 Heat oil in a Kadai to smoking , cool a bit , add the tempering. When the green chili change color, add the onion  
Tempering and onion added 

Saute the onion to translucence ( dont fry to brown) and add the potato
Potato added
Saute for 3-4 minutes and add the red chili and turmeric powder and salt and fry for few minutes
Spice added and saute
Add water , to submerge the potato and cover. 
Water added

When the potato is almost cooked , add the prawns and bring to high heat . 
Prawns added 

Add green chili. It should dry up in 2-3 minutes. Dont over cook the prawns . Add lemon juice and remove.
Almost ready 
Now eat as it is or with hot rice 

Vege option 

You can try, fast fried Tofu julienne, long strips and 8mmX8mm 
Also fast fried paneer goes well with this recipe...
Or just use the potato 


Cocoawind said...


Hamaree Rasoi said...

Lovely combination of prawns with potato. Very easy to prepare as well.

Priya Suresh said...

Feel like inviting myself to ur place, droolingggg.

Indira Mukhopadhyay said...

i love this! recipe very close to Chingri-bati-Chochhori.... very simple yet tasty!!!
happy Cooking Ushnish Da!

Indrani said...

The recipe sounds very simple but flavourful , dada...looks great too, garam bhat er sathe, aha

Sharmistha Guha said...

Eto din pore apnar blogpost dekhe khoob bhalo laagchhe!!! And that too a simple & tasty chingri!! Ar ki chaai??!!

Sanoli Ghosh said...

Love this yummy combo with anything..... welcome back Ushnish da.

today's recipe:

Rumana Rawat said...

Feeling like grabbing the plate from the screen..

Unknown said...

i also cook this in the same way but never added lemon juice...will surely try next time.. :)

Sanoli Ghosh said...

I tried this tasty curry. All members of our family liked it too much. Thanks for sharing this simple but luscious shrimps curry Ushnish da. Please visit:

Arti said...

Will try the Veg option!! Sorry for the late comment Da, I was off blog for the last 3 weeks. Have a wonderful week :)

Shobha said...

Going through your recipes.. came to the blog after a long gap.. since you were away and not cooking much.. Nice to see you back in action !
This combo I must try.