Chingudi Chhecha (Odisha-Style Shrimp Curry)

Odisha Shrimp Curry

Odisha Shrimp Curry

Sweet shrimp are fried with fragrant spices and aromatics and then ground to create this homestyle dish from the east Indian state of Odisha. Fresh cilantro adds a zesty, herbaceous note.James Roper

Eastern India is a region of abundance: After monsoon season, fields are blanketed with mustard flowers, whose seeds are crushed to yield pungent cooking oil; gardens burst with vegetables of all kinds; and hundreds of miles of coastline yield plenty of fresh seafood. This homestyle dish from the east Indian state of Odisha features sweet shrimp fried in mustard oil with fragrant spices, then ground and mixed with fresh cilantro. This recipe first appeared in our August/September 2014 special India issue.