Chingri Posto – Prawns in Poppy Seed Gravy

We have a family recipe of Aloo Posto which is much loved dish in my family. This time I cooked it the same way but added some sauteed prawns and a new dish is born. 



  • Prawns – 300 gms
  • Potato – 2, cubed
  • Poppy Seed Paste – 3 tbsp
  • Green Chilli Paste – 1 tsp
  • Salt, Turmeric
  • Mustard Oil

Lightl saute the prawns with a pinch of salt and turmeric and keep aside.


Add some more mustard oil in the same pan. Add the potato cubes with a pinch of salt and turmeric and stir for 2-3 minutes. Next add 1/2 cup of water and let it boil. When potatoes are almost cooked, add the sauteed prawns and mix well.


Add the poppy seed paste and green chilli paste in half cup of water and add the runny mixture into the pan.


Boil for 1 minute. Adjust the seasoning and then remove from heat. Add a spoonful of mustard oil at the end and keep covered on a standing time of 15 minutes. Serve with plain rice.