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Chingri Macher Malaikari / Chingri Macher Malai Curry (Bengali Style Prawn with Coconut Milk)

Posted on: April 26, 2019 Posted by: Deepsikha Comments: 0

Often cooked with Golda Chingri (jumbo prawn), this malaikari or malai curry can be cooked equally well with small or medium sized prawn as well. This is a royal and rich dish with coconut milk that plays the trick. This dish is creamy and flavorful and goes fantastically well with gorom bhat (steamed rice). The mild yet rich taste of this curry happened to be the hot favourite of Britishers as…

 

Doi Chingri (Prawns Cooked in Yogurt)

Posted on: February 4, 2019 Posted by: Deepsikha Comments: 0

Doi aka Yogurt/Curd is used in various dishes, both veg and non veg, in Bengali cuisine. We Bengalis love our Mishti Doi (sweet yogurt), but we have immense love for the sour version as well. Doi Chingri is a traditional Bengali non vegetarian delight where prawns are cooked in a mild, thick and not-too-spicy yogurt gravy. This dish is indeed healthy as it is filled with the goodness of yogurt…

 

Chingri Posto (Prawns cooked in Poppy Seed Paste)

Posted on: October 16, 2018 Posted by: Deepsikha Comments: 0

Today is Saptami and we the Bengalis consider this day to be the official start of Durga Puja; it’s also the 7th day of Navratri which is dedicated to Goddess Kalaratri. It is believed that Goddess Durga took her Kalaratri avatar on this day to kill Asur (demon) Sumbha and Nisumbha. Where in some parts of India Navratri (or Durga Puja) is celebrated with full vegetarian food, Bengalis indulge themselves in…

 

Chingri Shutkir Chutney (Dried Prawn Chutney)

Posted on: October 1, 2018 Posted by: Deepsikha Comments: 0

Since ancient time drying food has been considered as the best form of food preservation. This method is mainly applied to those foods which are delicate and deteriorate easily. Fish is one of those kind and hence has been best preserved by drying. Their are many ways of drying fish – air drying, sun drying, smoking or wind drying – and once it’s dried, in local Bengali, we call it “Shutki”.…

 

Doi diye Aar Mach / Doi Mach (Ayer Fish in Yogurt / Fish in Yogurt Curry)

Posted on: June 8, 2020 Posted by: Deepsikha Comments: 0

Doi or Yogurt or Curd is used in many Bengali dishes as a main ingredient. From meat to vegetarian dishes, doi is often used either in marination or in the gravy. Fish cooked in doi is a popular Bengali dish although every kitchen has its own style of making it. While we in our family prefer to make it spicy, some prefer to keep it little sweet and creamy. See…