Pepe Chingri Recipe - Green Papaya Prawn Curry Recipe

The Pepe Chingri Recipe, is a very popular Bengali Prawn curry made with green papaya and cooked in mustard oil bringing out the flavors of this dish.

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Pepe Chingri Recipe - Green Papaya Prawn Curry Recipe
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Pepe Chingri is a very popular Bengali Prawn curry made with green papaya and comes from the coastal region of West Bengal. Green papaya or Raw papaya cooked in a simple yet delectable curry is teemed up with prawns or chingri to make an amazing dish that is enjoyed with hot steamed rice. The consistency of the curry here is little thin and a bit spicy as well. The process is quick and hardly requires a handful of ingredients that is easily available at our kitchen pantry.

Serve Pepe Chingri with hot steamed rice for a perfect weekday lunch or dinner.

If you like this Pepe Chingri Recipe - Papaya Prawn Curry, you can also try other Prawn recipes such as

  1. Goan Prawns Balchao
  2. Prawns Coconut Curry
  3. Mustard Prawns in Coconut

 

Cuisine: Bengali Recipes
Course: Lunch
Diet: Non Vegeterian
Prep in

10 M

Cooks in

30 M

Total in

40 M

Makes:

4 Servings

Ingredients

  • 300 grams Raw papaya , peeled and cut into dices
  • 150 grams Prawns
  • 1 Onion , ground into paste
  • 2 Bay leaf (tej patta)
  • 1 teaspoon Turmeric powder (Haldi)
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons Red chilli powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon Cumin powder (Jeera)
  • 2 tablespoons Mustard oil
  • Salt , as required
  • 1 tablespoon Coriander (Dhania) Leaves , finely chopped

How to make Pepe Chingri Recipe - Green Papaya Prawn Curry Recipe

  1. To begin making the Pepe Chingri recipe, firstly wash, peel and cut green papaya into medium pieces and keep it aside.

  2. Wash and clean prawns nicely under running water, strain and keep aside.

  3. Heat 1 tablespoon of mustard oil in a non-stick pan and saute the prawns with 1/2 teaspoon salt and turmeric for few minutes. Collect and keep aside.

  4. Heat oil in a heavy bottomed pan and also add the leftover oil after frying prawns.

  5. Add bay leaf and just after 3 to 4 seconds, add onion paste and fry till raw smell goes off and onion turns golden in colour.

  6. Add turmeric powder, red chilli powder and salt. Add green papaya pieces and mix well. Cover the lid and cook for 3 to 4 minutes.

  7. Now add prawns and enough water to make a curry. Let the Pepe Chingri Curry come to a boil, simmer the flames and cook with lid closed till papaya softens.

  8. Once done, Turn off the gas and garnish the Pepe Chingri with fresh coriander. 

  9. Serve Pepe Chingri with hot steamed rice for a perfect weekday lunch or dinner.

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Last Modified On Tuesday, 27 March 2018 13:53
     
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