How to make chingri diye lal shaak

 

How to make chingri diye lal shaakRed Amaranth with prawns/ How to make chingri diye lal shaak

To get rid of the boredom of taste bud, just drop the few prawns in lal shaak/red amaranth and see the change of taste, really marvelous. And it is a store of nutrition? Red amaranth is gluten free, high in fiber, protein, manganese, magnesium, phosphorus, iron and several other important micronutrients. It is high in antioxidant, helps to reduce bad cholesterol (LDL), reduce inflammation. So overall the recipe is simple, tasty and healthy also.

Author: Abhijit Mukhopadhyay
Course: Side dish
Cuisine: Bengali
Level of cooking: Easy
Preparation time:15 minutes
Cooking time: 30 minutes
Total time: 45minutes
Servings: 3-4

 

Ingredients:                                                                 

  • Lal shaak or red amaranth leaves (chopped)-100 gm
  • 1 medium size eggplant (cut into medium cubic shape)
  • Prawns or shrimps -100 gm
  • Turmeric powder1 tsp
  • Garlic (chopped) 2 tbsp
  • Dry red chilies-2
  • Panch phoron-1/2 t spoon  (It comprises mouri (fennel seeds), methi (fenugreek seeds), kaalo jeere (black cumin  seeds), zeera(cumin seeds), and a typically Bengali spice, called radhuni)
  • Salt to taste
  • Mustard oil-2 tsp (including frying the prawns)

 

How to make chingri diye lal shaak

 

First clean and wash the prawns, rub it with turmeric powder and salt, keep it aside for 10 minutes.

Take a hard bottomed pan or kadai, heat oil; fry the prawns to make light brown in color and keep it aside.

In the same pan add red chili and panch phoron for tempering.

As they splutter and sizzle add the chopped garlic and egg plant and sauté for 2 minutes.How to make chingri diye lal shaak

Add the red amaranth and cover the lid to reduce in size and to boil in its own water.How to make chingri diye lal shaak

Open the lid and add salt and turmeric powder and cook for 2 minutes.

How to make chingri diye lal shaak

Now add the fried prawns; mix and stir it for another 3-4 minutes.How to make chingri diye lal shaak

Turn off the oven.

Take it out from the oven and serve hot with steamed rice and dal.How to make chingri diye lal shaak

 

 

 

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