Hasty tasty shrimps

This one is a life saver. I would call this a “chotjoldi chingRi” in Bengali and it’s ready for you in 20 minutes if you have the right ingredients.


  • Shrimps, cooked, cleaned and de-veined – About 1 lb/454 gms (I buy mine from the local grocers – saves time)
  • Turmeric – about 2-3 tblsp
  • Sunrise mustard powder- about 1/3rd pack (adjust according to your tolerance level)
  • 6 green chillies- chopped into tiny pieces
  • Cayenne pepper- 1 tsp
  • Coconut milk- 1 can
  • Mustard oil – 3-4 tblsp
  • salt to taste

To make this

  • Thaw the frozen shrimp
  • Make a paste out of the mustard powder and lukewarm water
  • Mix all ingredients well in a oven/microwave proof bowl
  • Cook on the HI setting in the microwave for 10-12 minutes, then at 70-80% power for 5 minutes.  (Mine is a 1100 Watt microwave).
  • Serve hot with rice.


If you have time, then make this dish on the stove- top. Grind two medium sized onions  with the chopped green chillies and fry them well in mustard oil, in a heavy bottomed pan. Then add the mix of coconut milk, mustard, cayenne, turmeric and let it cook for about 5 minutes. Then add the shrimps, adjust the consistency of the sauce with milk/water, cover the pan and let cook on low heat for about 10 minutes. Add salt to taste. Enjoy with white/brown rice.



  1. Would have loved to see some pictures as well… Am trying to look up for every Bengali Blogger this Bengali New Year!


  2. Love the name of the dish though – hasty tasty shrimps!


  3. Hi Ishita, here is a pic. Thanks for the comments 🙂 keep on reading.


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