Chingri machh er dhoka

Got the idea of this recipe from dear friend Sayantani, then gave my touch to tweak a bit. I am a great fan of her blog because of its simplicity, the writing, specially her food photography, each photograph gives you the hint of a story of its own. For this recipe, she said she has tried it from a old recipe book by ‘Bela De’, which was quite famous back then. Even I heard of ‘Bela De’s ‘ book from my Mom and got to know that it used to be a very popular wedding gift for the bride.

The original recipe from Sayantani’s blog is a curry made after making the dhoka but for me, it stopped at the ‘bhaja’ state. Have plan to take it forward to a gravy provided I restrain myself from eating it all at the fritters state.

Please do try it. A bit effort but worth it I promise and please donot forget to share your feedback.

Chingri machh er dhoka


  • Golda chingri – 500 gms. Cleaned , deveined, peeled and take the flesh part of it including the yellow part of the head.
  • Egg – 1, for binding
  • Onion -1, roughly chopped
  • Garlic – 1 tbsp – chopped finely
  • Ginger – 1 tbsp, chopped finely
  • Green chilli – 5-6, chopped finely
  • Salt, turmeric
  • oil for frying


Remove the head, legs and the shell from the prawns and take the meaty part in a bowl.

Take the prawn flesh, onion, ginger gatlic, green chilli in a blender and whisk it for 5-10 seconds to mince it roughly. You don’t have to make a very fine paste.

Add the salt and turmeric and mix. Now add one egg to give it a final stir.

Take a microwave safe glass bowl and smear some white oil.

Now pour the prawn mash onto it and using a spatula even out the surface.

Steam cook in microwave for 10 minutes with a lid.

Remove and release the steam, let it cool a bit.

Now using a sharp knife, cut into diamond shapes.

Fry till golden brown and enjoy with some tomato sauce.

Can be made a daalna as well if you can resist having it as is.

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Posting this recipe as part of my Durga puja 2019 series. Today is ‘Tritiya’ that is 3rd day of the puja.

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