Friday, 13 May 2016

Chingri Macher Bhorta

Chingri Macher Bhorta 
Prawn Bharta 

This is  a very popular Bangladeshi dish. It is spicy mashed prawns dish flavoured with garlic, ginger, fried dry chillies and mustard oil. It is eaten with steamed hot rice. You can actually finish all the rice with this dish.. 
1 cup medium size Prawns deshelled and cleaned
2 Onions sliced
4 Garlic cloves minced
1/2 tsp Ginger minced
2 tbsp Coriander leaves chopped
3 Dry Red chillies
Salt to taste
2 tbsp Mustard oil

Take a pan, add 1 tbsp oil. Heat it till smoking hot. Lower the flame, fry the red chillies till brown in colour, remove and keep it aside. In the same pan, add the garlic and ginger. Sauté it for 2 minutes. Add the prawns and sauté it till it is cooked. Remove it from the pan and cool it. Add it into the grinder and roughly grind it... some pieces of the prawns should be seen or the prawns can be chopped into small pieces. Take a mixing bowl, crush 2 chillies and add it in the bowl. Add the onions, coriander leaves, salt and mustard oil. Mix it well. Add the prawns and mix again. Garnish with some more coriander leaves and the remaining chilli. Serve it with hot steaming rice.
P. S. Instead of sautéing the prawns, boiled prawns can be also used. Fresh green chillies can also be used instead of dry red chillies. 

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