Bori Diye Pabda Maacher Jhol

Ingredients– 6 pieces pabda fish 1 cup dal boris 1” piece ginger 4 green chillies, slit 1 tsp roasted cumin seeds 1/2 tsp nigella seeds 1/2 tsp turmeric powder 1/2 tsp red chilli powder 3 tbsp mustard oil Method – Grind roasted cumin seeds, ginger and 1 green chilli to a fine paste. Set aside…

Lau Chingri (Bottlegourd with Shrimp)

Ingredients– Bottle Gourd/Lau – 500 gm Shrimps – 150 gms, de-veined and cleaned well Green chilli – 2 slit A pinch of turmeric powder Salt to taste Sugar – 1/2 tsp Cumin seeds – 1/2 tsp A handful of chopped coriander leaves Mustard oil – 2 tbsp Method– Cut bottle gourd in juliennes In a…

Chingri Maacher Malaikari (Prawns Cooked in Coconut Milk)

Ingredients– Fresh water prawns – 700 gms Onion paste – 5 tbsp Ginger + garlic paste – 1 tbsp Turmeric powder – 1 tsp Whole dry chillies – 4, broken Whole garam masala – cinnamon, cloves, green cardamom – 2 each, crushed Bay leaf – 2 Cooking oil – 3 tbsp (I used mustard oil…

Kheer Komola (Orange Pudding)

Ingredients– 1 litre full fat milk 200 ml condensed milk 4-5 strands of saffron 100 gm sugar 2 large sweet oranges Method – Boil milk in a thick bottom vessel on low flame Add the saffron strands Cook till the milk reduces to 1/3. This will take about 90 minutes Add condensed milk Mix properly…

Fish Curry with Seasonal Vegetables

Ingredients– 3 pieces fish A handful of spinach leaves, cleaned and washed 1 small brinjal 1 medium potato 2 green chillies 1 tsp ginger paste 3/4 tsp turmeric powder A pinch of panch phoran 2 tsp cumin powder 1 tsp coriander powder A handful of boris Salt to taste 3 tbsp mustard oil Method –…

Alu Potol er Dalna (Potatoes and Pointed Gourd in Gravy)

Ingredients– 10 potol (pointed gourd/Parwal), cleaned, skin scrapped and cut in halves breadthwise 2 tbsp vegetable oil 1 medium potato, peeled and chopped in quarters 1 large tomato blended to make 1/4 cup tomato purée 1 tsp ginger paste 1/4 tsp sugar 1/2 tsp turmeric powder Salt to taste 1 tsp ghee 1/4 tsp garam…

Maacher Kalia (Fish in a Spicy Gravy)

Ingredients– 5 pieces of Katla fish 1 medium potato cut into wedges Onion paste – 3 tbsp Ginger paste – 1 tsp Garlic paste – 1/2 tsp Cumin powder -1 tsp Coriander powder- 1/2 tsp Turmeric powder- 1 tsp Red chilli powder – 1 tsp Tomato – 1 medium Curd – 2 tbsp Bay leaf…

Palong Shaker Chorchori (Spinach and Vegetables Dry Curry)

Ingredients– 250 gm spinach leaves, cleaned and chopped 1 medium sized potato, cubed 1 medium sized long brinjal 100 gm of pumpkin, cubed 5-6 boris 2 green chillies, slit 1 tsp panch phoran 1 tsp turmeric powder 2 tbsp mustard oil Method– Heat oil in a wok Fry the boris till brown. Remove and set…