Chingri Kochu Bhorta (Shrimp Yam Mash)

    Chingri Kochu Bhorta is a traditional mash item in Bengali cuisine. It is spicy and of course yummy. Serve with plain rice.


    Dhaka, Bangladesh
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    • 1 teaspoon of soybean oil
    • 1/2 cup of shrimps
    • 1 cup of boiled yam (kochu), pealed and cubed
    • 1/2 cup of onion slices
    • 6 green chilies, cut in half along the length
    • salt as needed
    • 1.5 tablespoons of mustard oil


    1. Heat a pan with soybean oil. Fry the shrimps until they turn golden red.
    2. Mash the shrimps or chingri in a sheel pata or a blender.
    3. Also mash the boiled kochu or taro.
    4. Mix the mashed shrimps and taro in a bowl. Also add the onion slices, green chilies and salt until the onions become soft.
    5. Add the mustard oil and mix again.
    6. Serve with steaming white rice.

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