Masala Chinghudi - Odisha

Prep Time : 15 minutes
Cooking Time : 20 minutes
Yield: 4 loaf
Cuisine: odisha
Type : Non Veg

About Recipe

Chingudi or Prawns can be cooked with spices and an awesome dish can be prepared. A good method of cooking will do justice to fresh prawns procured from sea water.


  • 2 lbs. of chingudi or prawns de shelled and de veined,
  • 1 teaspoon of ginger garlic paste,
  • 1 teaspoon of cumin seeds,
  • 1 teaspoon of coriander seeds,
  • ¾ teaspoon of red chili powder,
  • 1 teaspoon of salt,
  • ¼ cup of curd battered,
  • 2 medium sized potatoes,
  • 3-4 green chilies slit,
  • ¼ cup of poppy seeds paste,
  • Mustard oil for cooking.


  1. Marinate the prawns with turmeric powder and salt for some time.
  2. Add mustard oil and heat it. Add ginger garlic paste to it.
  3. Add the potatoes and prawns to it.
  4. Blend the cumin and coriander seeds. Add spices- turmeric powder, salt, cumin and coriander seeds.
  5. Add the poppy seed paste when the fishes are soft.
  6. Add the battered curd to it. Make it bit thickened. Add water in minute quantities to make the fish soft and the gravy consistent.
  7. Add the slit green chilies.
Remove and then serve with steaming hot rice.