Daab Chingri

Daab Chingri Recipe

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About Daab Chingri Recipe:

If the 'Bangals' (people who migrated from East Bengal/Bangladesh to West Bengal) are known for their obsession with Hilsa, the Ghotis (natives of West Bengal) are notorious for the love for chingri or prawns. Daab Chingri is one of the most exquisite Chingri preparations out there, as it is cooked with tender coconut and served inside a green coconut too. That's not all, the Bengali prawn curry, for its exotic taste, has also become a sensation across the globe. 

What makes the dish so unqiue are the ingredients used. Boasting of goodness of large, juicy prawns, malai or tender green coconut, butter or ghee, mustard oil, garlic, ginger and chopped green chillies, this prawn curry is truly all things exotic and worth the hype. 

The authentic Bengali dish is prepared on special ocassions like Pohela Boishakh or Bengali New Year. 

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  • 30 mins
  • 12 Ingredients
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Ingredients for Daab Chingri Recipe

  • 200 gram Prawns
  • 1 cup Coconut water
  • 1 tablespoon Coconut paste
  • 1 tablespoon Garlic ginger Green Chili paste
  • 2 Whole Green Chilli
  • 1 Onion paste larger
  • 1/2 teaspoon Turmeric powder
  • 1 teaspoon Kashmiri red chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon Coriander powder
  • As required Salt
  • 2 tablespoon White oil
  • 1 teaspoon Garam masala powder
Current Totals
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* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

All nutritional information presented are estimates and not meant to substitute professional dietary advice or treatment


How to Make Daab Chingri Recipe

Steps To Prepare


Cut any of the head of the tender coconut that is bigger in circumference than normal. Wash the inside and keep aside.

Cooking Directions


Heat the pan with oil and fry the prawns, keep it aside. Add the onion paste to fry till light brown


Add the paste of ginger garlic and green chilies, cook for few seconds


Add the coconut paste and mix well. Add turmeric powder,coriander powder and kashmiri red chili powder


Add the tomato paste and cook until the oil separates. Add salt to taste and garam masala powder and mix very well


Add some regular water and the prawns and cook for 5 minutes. Then add green chillies.


Add the tender coconut water to make gravy and cook for 5 minutes. Now add the prawn curry inside the green coconut, make sure the prawn curry is still hot while you make the transfer. Using a small spoon will help.


In a pressure cooker add water and place the bowl below. Place the tender coconut over the bowl and cook till 5 whistles