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%Shutki Chingri Bhorta Recipe Debjanir Rannaghar

Chingri Shutki Bhorta | Dried Prawn Paste

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Paraphrase Shutki Chingri Bhorta is a classic prawn paste recipe that hails from Bangladesh. It makes for an excellent accompaniment to steamed rice as a starter.


  • 250g Chingri Shutki/ Dried Prawn (small size)
  • 4 Onion
  • 1.5 Tbsp. Garlic Paste
  • 1/2 Tsp. Ginger Paste
  • 3-4 Green Chili
  • 3 Dried Red Chilli
  • 1 Tsp. Salt or to taste
  • 2 Tbsp. + 1 Tsp. Mustard Oil
  • 1 Tbsp. Lemon juice


%Chingri Shutki Bhorta

  1. Clean dried prawns properly before cooking.
  2. Wash under running water for 2-3 times followed by washing the shrimps in a bowl full of water.
  3. Now strain water from the prawns using your hand; as much as you can.
  4. Chop onions roughly.
  5. Heat oil in a wok and fry half of the onion crisply to make "Piyaj Beresta" (fried crisp Onion). Leave those aside.
  6. Now in the same oil fry, two dried Red chilies with the stem on for a minute or till the chilies change color.
  7. Strain fried chilies from the oil and leave aside.
  8. Now add washed dried prawns in the remaining oil.
  9. Start sauteing till water evaporates completely and the prawns started emitting aroma.
  10. Add remaining chopped onion, ginger and garlic paste and 2-3 green chilies.
  11. Cook for 8-10 minutes in low flame.
  12. Cook till the prawns along with onion cooked properly after adding salt.
  13. Now switch the flame off and give the fried prawn a rest of at least 15 minutes.
  14. Take cooked prawns along with fried onion, fried red chili and a dash of lemon juice along with little mustard oil in a mixer grinder.
  15. Make a smooth paste of it.
  16. Instead of mixer grinder, traditional "Shil Nora" or Shil Batta" can also be used.
  17. You can serve the Shutki Chingri Bhorta or Dried Prawn Paste as it is with rice. Else
  18. you can make small balls out of the paste like I did.
  19. Serve it with steamed rice with a side of green chili and a piece of lemon.
  • Prep Time: 10 mins
  • Cook Time: 15 mins
  • Category: Fish
  • Method: Cooking
  • Cuisine: Bengali


  • Serving Size: 50g
  • Calories: 139
  • Sugar: 3.4g
  • Sodium: 513mg
  • Fat: 6.7g
  • Saturated Fat: 0.9g
  • Carbohydrates: 9.1g
  • Fiber: 1.7g
  • Protein: 10.6g
  • Cholesterol: 88mg
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