Chichingar Torkari - Bengali

Prep Time : 10 minutes
Cooking Time : 20 minutes
Yield: 3 loaf
Cuisine: bengali
Type : VEG

About Recipe

Snake gourd is a widely available vegetable during summer. A curry prepared out of it will be palatable and enjoyed as a side dish. There are various health benefits of this vegetable. Addition of shrimp makes it simply irresistible.


  • High in water content,
  • Helps reducing diabetes,
  • Low calorie vegetable.


  • 3 medium sized snake gourds de skinned, de seeded and chopped,
  • 1 teaspoon of ginger garlic paste,
  • 1/2 cup of shrimps de shelled and cleaned,
  • 1 teaspoon of salt,
  • ½ teaspoon of turmeric,
  • 2-3 green chilies,
  • 1 teaspoon of cumin seeds,
  • 1 medium sized tomato chopped,
  • Mustard oil for frying.


  1. Heat mustard oil in a kadhai; add the shrimps and fry till they become crispy. Remove and keep apart.
  2. Add mustard oil and after heating add ginger garlic paste and cumin seeds to it. Blister for some time.
  3. Add the chopped snake gourd; cook for some time with covered lid. Cook till the vegetable becomes soft. Add turmeric powder, salt and green chilies to it.
  4. Add the cooked shrimps and cook for some time. This will emit a mind boggling aroma.
Remove and serve it with steaming rice. This recipe goes well with chapattis also.