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How to make chingri maach bata Bengali recipe
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Chingri Maach Bata

Shrimps fried with onions, garlic, and red chilies, and then ground to make this delicious side.
Course Appetizer, Side Dish
Cuisine Bengali, Indian
Keyword Bengali fish recipe, Chingri maach, Shrimp
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 117kcal


  • 1 tbsp mustard or vegetable oil
  • 8 cloves garlic
  • 8 whole dried red chilies
  • 1 red onion, large
  • 250 grams raw shrimp, deveined
  • 1/2 tsp turmeric powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp onion seeds (kalo jeere)
  • salt to taste
  • sugar to taste
  • 1 tbsp chopped cilantro for garnish optional


  • Heat oil in a pan.
  • Fry garlic until browned and remove from on to absorbent paper. Next fry red chilies and onions the same way.
  • Add salt and turmeric to the shrimps, mix, and fry in the same oil until just cooked. Remove from heat.
  • Grind fried shrimps, garlic, red chilies, and onions into a coarse paste.
  • Add another drizzle of oil to the same pan. Once heated, add the onion seeds.
  • Now add the ground shrimp paste and saute over medium to high heat until browned. Adjust salt and add sugar to taste.
  • Garnish with chopped cilantro and serve with steamed rice or with papad as a starter.


Calories: 117kcal | Carbohydrates: 5g | Protein: 14g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 158mg | Sodium: 779mg | Potassium: 140mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 273IU | Vitamin C: 7mg | Calcium: 109mg | Iron: 2mg