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Posted by on Jan 19, 2012 in Fish, Prawn, Vegetables | 12 comments

Data Chingri

Data Chingri
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January 19, 2012

Prep Time: 8 minutes
Cook time: 25 minutes
Yield: Serve: 4-6


• 300 grams data

• 150 gram pumpkin

• 150 gram peeled prawn

• ½ medium onion sliced

• 2 tablespoon onion paste

• 1 teaspoon chilli powder

• ¼ teaspoon turmeric powder

• 1 bay leaf

• ½ teaspoon roasted cumin powder(optional)

• 3 tablespoon oil

• Salt to taste

How to cook:

1. Cut data into 1.5″ pieces and wash it.

2. Cut pumpkin like the picture and wash it.

3. Heat the pan with oil and add the onion.

4. Cook the onion till it becomes transparent.

5. Add bay leaf, turmeric, chilli, onion paste and salt and cook it till oil comes out.

6. Add prawn and cook 2 minutes.

7. Add data, pumpkin and 2 cups water and cook it till data becomes tender.

8. Add cumin powder and check the salt. Remove from the stove.

9. Serve data chingri with rice.


Rownak loves to cook bangladeshi food and share her bengali recipes on her cooking blog. Rownak is determined to introduce all the authentic bangladeshi cuisine to the world and let everyone realise what they were missing out! She is based on sunny Queensland (Gold Coast) in Australia. Rownak writes for a number of bangladeshi cooking blog.

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  1. Hi
    I am big fan of your website.
    I live in Melbourne Australia.
    Could you please tell me where can I (recipe data Chingri)get data?
    good luck

    • Hi,
      I live in Gold Coast Australia. Here I get data shak in farmers market or Asian Super market. data is very available there. I fry the leaves and keep aside the stem(Data) from it. You can get frozen data but to be honest I never use it. Hope it will help you. Thanks

      • What’s the English name of data?

  2. Thank you for your prompt reply.

  3. You have NO IDEA how long I have been looking for this one. Thanks a lot.

    • Most welcome. Your words are my inspiration. So never shy to share it.

  4. hi i live in usa .Love your blog .My friends are so curious to find out where i am getting my receipes from .All credit goes to you. Today ,I need your help to find out about different kinds of shak.There are different kind of Sak (green leaves) available in Asian farmers market here ,but i don,t know which one is what.Can you give me the english name with bengali name of that sak .I only know when i see pui sak and lal sak.
    thanks again.

    • Thanks. I will try to do post on bangladeshi leafy vege(shak) with name and photo soon. May be it will help.

  5. Thanks for continued sending mother test receipes.


    • Thats the reason behind my cooking(missing mum’s cook badly). So only option I have to cook like her, After all I know the taste. Thanks.

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