Chingri macher kalia (bengali shrimp curry)

Main Dish
3 servings
15 min
25 min
Very Easy


Number of serving: 3
Shrimp/Prawn(medium/big) : 10-15

Potato(medium) : 2

Onion(grated) : 2-3 tablespoons .

Ginger paste : 1 teaspoons .

Tomato : 1(big)

Turmeric power: 3 tap.

Chilli powder : 2 teaspoons .

Salt to taste

Sugar : 1 teaspoon.

Oil : 2 + 1 tablespoon.

Garam Masala powder : 2 teaspoons .(ground powder of cardamom, cinnamon and cloves)


  • Wash shrimps/prawns and marinate them with little salt and turmeric powder. Keep aside for 15 minutes.
  • Cut potatoes in medium chunks. Heat 2 tablespoons . oil in a pan, fry the potato pieces with a pinch of salt. Keep aside.
  • In the same oil, fry shrimps on both sides until they turn lightly brown. In the same oil, add grated onion/onion paste, fry till paste turns light brown, then add ginger paste.
  • Stir fry for 2-3 minutres.,then dilute turmeric and red chilli powder in 2 tablespoons . water and add to the paste.
  • Saute for few minutes, then add chopped tomatoes and stir fry in medium flame till tomatoes turn pulpy and oil seperates the masala.
  • Add fried potato pieces and shrimps. Mix well with the spice paste, add sugar and salt. Mix well.
  • Add about 1 cup of water and in medium flame with close lid, let it cook until potatoes are cooked and you have your desired consistency of gravy.
  • Remove from heat and sprinkle garam masala powder over the gravy. Serve hot with white rice.


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