Chingudi - Kakharu Manjee Checcha ( A blend of toasted shrimp and pumpkin seeds )
Read on for the recipe -
Preparation Time : 10-15 mins
- 1/2 cups baby shrimp ( chuna chingudi)
- 1/2 cup kakharu manjee (pumpkin seeds)
- 1/2 of a small tomato
- 2 garlic flakes
- 1 green chillis
- 2 tsp mustard oil
- 2 tsp chopped onion
- 2 tsp chopped cilantro
- Salt to taste
Preparation: Wash and clean the prawns.
Chop the onion, garlic and green chilli into small pieces.
Cooking: Heat 1 tsp of oil in a wok. Add the prawn and fry on low to medium flame till crispy.
Remove and keep aside.
Add 1 tsp oil in the same wok. Add the pumpkin seeds and toast for 3 mins.
Remove from the wok.
Transfer the shrimps and the pumpkin seeds into a mixer/blender jar. Add the onions, garlic, cilnatro and green chillis. Sprinkle a few drops of mustard oil and salt. Give a quick buzz. ( Or you can do it the traditional way using a heavy mortar and pestle. )
Chingudi - Kakharu majee Checcha is ready .
Serve with pakhala/ rice .