Chingri Macher Jhal – Spicy Prawn Curry

Chingri macher jhal | SPICY PRAWN CURRY


2 – 3

Prep Time

5 minutes

Cooking Time

20 minutes



Chingri Macher Jhal or Spicy prawn curry is a quick and easy Bengali delicacy. You don’t need too many ingredients for this either. You may even replace prawns with shrimps.


  • Jumbo prawn/shrimp
  • 2-3 teaspoons Turmeric powder
  • 1-2 teaspoons Red pepper powder
  • 1-2 teaspoons coriander powder
  • Mustard Oil – 2-3 tablespoons
  • Water – 1 cup
  • Salt


  • Clean the prawn/shrimp properly.
  • Marinate the prawn/shrimp with turmeric powder and salt. Leave it for 30 minutes.
  • Heat a wok (kadhai) or non-stick pan and add 2 tablespoons of mustard oil. Now fry prawn/shrimp for 3 minutes on medium heat. Turn it over and fry for another 3 to 4 minutes. It would turn pink in colour.
  • Take out prawn/ shrimp and drain excess oil. In that same oil add water, turmeric, red pepper powder, salt, coriander powder and prawn/shrimp. Just make sure flame is low.
  • Cook for 5-6 minuted till all the water is soaked.
  • Serve hot with white rice!
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