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Sunday, March 6, 2011

Chinguri Sukhua -Piaja Patra Bhajja

Cooking Time Required: 12-15 mins
Cost of Preparation: 25-30 Rupees

Ingredients: Dried shrimps ( really small ones, 1 cup ), Spring onion, red chillis ( 2 nos ), garlic flakes ( 3-4 nos ), salt, turmeric, mustard oil.

Preparation: Separate the spring onion greens from the bulbs ( we will be using the greens only ). Cut the greens into inch long pieces.

Wash the shrimps and drain away all the water.

Cooking: Heat 1 tsp oil in a frying pan. Add a pinch of turmeric . Follow with the
shrimps. Fry till crispy.

Taste the shrimps and add salt if required ( dried shrimps will be having some amount of salt ). Keep aside.

Heat 1 tsp of mustard oil in another pan ( or the same one if feeling lazy ). Add the
crushed garlic flakes and red chillis. Fry for 15-20 seconds. Add the spring onion greens with a pinch of salt. Stir fry till they are just wilted. Do not overdo as it needs to remain juicy.

Add the fried shrimps to the pan and stir on high flame for 30 secs to 1 min. Remove from the pan at this point.

Serve immediately so that the shrimps retain their crispiness. ( Gives an awesome
effect, the crunchy shrimps are offset by the juicy greens )

Note: This can be served with any rice dish. I enjoyed it with a bowl of lemon 'Pakhala' and fried fish. This dish tastes even more amazing with fresh shrimps. But the really small shrimps are tough to find.

For the lemon pakhala: Cook rice till its softer than usual. Drain away all the water. Fill with fresh water and allow to stand for 4-5 hours. Add mint leaves, coriander leaves, lemon slices, slit green chillis, spring onions and salt.

Spring Onion



  1. This looks so yummy, perfect with rice.

  2. Yumm, sooo tempting dried shrimps bhajji..

  3. Swetha, Thanks for dropping in by my space, gud to see an oriya Rasoi!, Happy folowing u too!

    Shrimp recipe is awesome!

  4. my husband would def love this for sure

  5. Swetha,there is an award waiting for u at my space, Plz accept it


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