Monday, November 15, 2010

Chingudi Bara aka Shrimp Cakes



How was your weekend ? Did you relax and have quality time with your family and friends ? Did you cook something special, light some fragrant candles and play some light music and enjoy some mushy moments ? Or was it a busy one ..... with you catching up with pending stuff and running around to complete errands that had been waiting to catch your attention.
Mine was quite a balanced one.
It began with the birthday party of a six year old on Friday. I ran errands on Saturday but Sunday was quite peaceful.
I decided to prepare these Chingudi Bara ( Chingudi = Shrimp in Odiya) Shrimp Cakes ..... my very own recipe. But there is not much to boast about because when you add shrimps to potatoes with some dry ground spices they are supposed to taste good. You can never go wrong with it.

Preparation Time 30 minutes
Makes about 8-9 medium size cakes

Ingredients
Cleaned and de-veined Shrimp - 6
Potato - 1 (Medium Sized)
Chopped Scallions - 1 cup
Ginger Garlic Paste - 1/2 tsp
Coriander Powder - 1/2 tsp
Cumin Powder - 1/2 tsp
Red Chili Powder - 1/2 tsp
Garam Masala Powder - 1 pinch
Lime Juice - 1 tsp
Salt per taste
Oil for cooking

Method of Preparation

1. Roughly chop the shrimps. Mash the Potatoes.
2. In a pan, heat about 1 tsp of oil. Add the ginger garlic paste and fry for 2 -3 minutes. Add the chopped shrimps and fry till the shrimps are transparent. Remove from pan and let it cool.
3 Mix the rest of the ingredients with the mashed potatoes along with this fried shrimps.
4 Make small cakes out of the mixture.
5 Heat some more oil in a tawa. Fry till both sides are brown and crisp.

Serving Tips
Serve warm. Sprinkle some Chat Masala and lime juice.

Variation
You many also shallow fry the cakes.

Other Names
Shrimp Cakes - Chingudi Bara


Do let me know what you think about this recipe. I would appreciate your inputs for the same. Have a wonderful week ahead !

18 comments:

Sharmilee! :) said...

Aah shrimp cutlets looks super yum...craving for some now

Prerna@IndianSimmer said...

LOVE love LOVE fish cakes!! Never tried making shrimp cakes though. Will give it a try. It looks GOOD :-)

Kairali sisters said...

Shrimp cake sounds yummy. As you said, with potatoes and shrimp, i dont think one can go wrong.

Sayantani said...

looks and sound so so Delicious satrupa.

Sushma Mallya said...

looks lovely and nice loved the presentation:)

Torviewtoronto said...

delicious shrimp cakes perfect for tea :)

Lena Rashmin Raj said...

yes, as you said it s a great combinatio of shrimp n potatos.. loved the presentation.. :)

Suja Sugathan said...

Yummy cutlets..so delicious,perfect tea time snack.

Priya said...

Very tempting shrimp cakes,i dont bother to grab some rite now..

Soumya said...

Wow...delicious and very tempting shrimp cakes

Paaka Shaale said...

Lovely photography :)

An Open Book said...

made cod cakes more or less the same way..its lovely wit a dip:)

Shalini said...

first time in your lovely blog. shrimp cakes are inviting. lovely:) pl do visit mine when you find time:) http://currysecrets.blogspot.com/

Anu said...

It is so yummy..

Yummy Team said...

Yummy shrimp cakes..Lovely pics!

Home Cooked Oriya Food said...

yummy! Abso gorgeous...

Nitha said...

Sounds delicious.. yu,mm..

Satrupa said...

Thanks everyone for your encouraging comments !

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