December 22, 2010

Shorshe Chingri (Shrimps in mustard sauce)

Sarshe Chingri

Last year at this time we were eagerly waiting for our new arrival. How quickly has this year flown by! Parents has gone back and we are trying to get into a new routine. It hasn't helped that the little one has been unwell. Cold, cough and ear infection... do you have any home remedies that have worked for you? I would love to hear about them.

So coming back to today's recipe, I craved it immensely when I was pregnant. The craving would come strong and suddenly, and I would go looking for some shrimps for shorshe chingri. When I said this to my mom when she was here, she of course made a spicy, hot batch immediately.

Sarshe Chingri

Here is how to make it:

10-15 shrimps
3-4 green chillies
1/2 tspoon - kalo jeera
1 1/2 tbspoon mustard seeds
1 1/2 tbspoon posto (poppy seeds)
2 garlic cloves
1/2 tspoon turmeric
salt to taste
2 tbspoon oil

Clean and devein the shrimps. Add salt and turmeric powder and keep it aside.
In the meantime, make a paste with 1 green chilli (more if you like it spicier), mustard seeds, poppy seeds and garlic clove.

Heat oil in a pan and lightly saute the shrimps. Take them out and in the same oil, add the kalo jeera, green chilli. After a couple of minutes add the mustard-poppy seed paste, turmeric powder and salt. Let it cook for a few minutes and then add the shrimps.

Let it cook for another 2-3 minutes on low heat.

Sarshe Chingri

Serve warm with rice.


  1. He will be one in Jan, isn't it ? That sure is quick. Does A go to the day care ?

    For cold, cough, try to heat mustard oil with few garlic cloves and rub it on his chest and under the feet every night. I do this when cold comes with a cough

  2. Slurp, fingerlicking dish,sooooooo tempting!

  3. Hope the little one feels better Mandira. Warm milk with honey just before bed clears the congestion but he is too young for both?

    I am still wamring up to cooking with mustard seeds as a main ingredient but it feels right though this shrimp and mustard paste combination. Got to try.

    Season's Greeting and a Very Happy New Year to you.

  4. Hi, I followed you from Bong Mom's blog and so glad I did...this sounds delish.

    I've had Shorshe Ilish but never shorshe chingri. I've to try & make this. One question, do you dry grind the seeds first or just do it at once with green chillies and garlic?


  5. you are very nearly a perfect cook..I have been following you for sometime, though you haven't been writing much! glad to see you come back :)

    BTW Me is JW

    glad to meet you finally :)

  6. Going by the absolutely delish look of this am craving some right now Mandira. :-)

  7. Mandira,
    kemon acho?
    shorshe chingri onek din hoye kheyechi..Wish you and yours a very happy new year ..hugs and smiles

  8. Thanks Sandeepa. I've started adding garlic to the massage oil.

    Thanks Priya.

    Thanks Indo - I am hoping to start honey after he turns 1.

    Thanks Rashda, JW.

    Sharmila - it is so good to see you back. :)

    Thanks Jaya - happy new year to you too.

  9. Dear mandira
    FB te post ta dekhe ..ta taDi porte elam..darun recipe...Ami rarely posto use kori ..ebar korbo...Use of garlic is a great idea...I will try it soon.
    bhalo theko...


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