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Basa Macher Masala Curry / Basa Fish Spicy Curry

Posted on: May 26, 2021 Posted by: Deepsikha Comments: 0

In my home, both me and my husband are fond of oily fishes. While Ilish or Hilsha, being the undisputed king, is our eternal love, we also love other oily fishes like Koi, Boal, Aar, Basa and so on. Maa cooks excellent Basa Macher Jhal where mustard paste is used for the gravy. The recipe is almost same as Shorshe Ilish and tastes utterly delicious. You can find lots of…

 

Macher Matha diye Kalai dal aka Biulir Dal (Bengali Urad Dal with Fish Head)

Posted on: January 22, 2021 Posted by: Deepsikha Comments: 0

This has always been a family favourite dish. Baba can never say no to it and even I love it earnestly. Maa cooks it the best and even I can do pretty good justice to it. Mr. Husband has developed a taste for it lately and since then there is no looking back. Yes, there is also a vegetarian version of this dal which is equally popular. But, in my…

 

Mula diya Shidol Makha or Bhorta (Dry Fermented Fish and Radish Mash)

Posted on: January 4, 2021 Posted by: Deepsikha Comments: 0

Shidol or Dry Fermented Fish is an integral part of Sylheti cuisine. Used in multiple ways in our day-to-day dishes, we Sylhetis cook Shidol to make chutney as well as curry. Sometimes, a little touch of Shidol in a regular curry can take the taste and flavour to a different level altogether. Also, Sylheti cuisine includes a number of delicious Bhorta or Makha (mash) and we often mash Shidol with…

 

Shutki Shira aka Hutki Shira – A Sylheti Comfort Dish with Dry Fish

Posted on: December 17, 2020 Posted by: Deepsikha Comments: 4

Shutki or Hutki is nothing but dry fish and Shira or Jhul stands for runny gravy. While Sylhetis from all over the world swear by Shutki and Shidol, I go one step ahead and can literally survive on these two for a lifetime. Such is my love and I suppose this is what they call ‘eternal love’. I take utmost pride to repeat it time and again that I am…

 

Boal Macher Tel Jhaal (Spicy Boal Fish Curry)

Posted on: November 30, 2020 Posted by: Deepsikha Comments: 0

Boal Mach or Wallago Fish (as it is called in English) has always been my super favourite. The fish belongs to catfish category and is delicate in nature. Growing up, we never had scarcity of Boal as this is available in abundance in Assam. Boal Mach from Assam is considered to be of supreme quality and people there swear by the taste of this fish. Fleshy, soft, flavourful, oily and…

 

Macher Matha diye Lau Ghonto (Bengali Style Fish Head Cooked with Bottle Gourd)

Posted on: September 14, 2020 Posted by: Deepsikha Comments: 0

Macher Matha (fish head), also called as Macher Muro in Bengali can be used in a number of ways in Bengali kitchens. We eat fish from head to toe (here, tail). Almost all the freshwater fishes can be eaten this way and we just know how to make use of the entire fish in various delicious ways. Macher Matha diye Lau Ghonto is an age old Bengali dish and is…

 

Kancha Tomato diye Macher Jhaal / Rui Macher Jhaal (Rohu Fish Cooked with Unripe Tomato in Mustard Paste)

Posted on: August 12, 2020 Posted by: Deepsikha Comments: 0

Macher Jhol, Macher Jhaal, Macher Tok, Macher Rosha, Macher Kalia and many such exotic names and tastes – Bengali cuisine is just flooded with macher (fish) varieties. Of all the dishes that you have and have not heard of, there are some unique varieties that are mainly specific to some region. One of those is Kancha Tomato diye Macher Jhaal. This is something that is extremely popular in Barak Valley…

 

Shidol Chutney / Authentic Sylheti Shidol Chutney (Sylheti Style Dry Fermented Fish Chutney)

Posted on: August 7, 2020 Posted by: Deepsikha Comments: 0

This is heaven, this is heart, this is love, this is soul, this is where I belong, this is what I am, this is what I cook and this is what I am proud of – my culture, my cuisine. With every word I am writing, I am getting goosebumps, with every thought I am thinking, I am getting tears in my eyes; probably that’s how you feel when you…

 

Hawai Asangbi Eromba / Iromba / Traditional Manipuri Eromba (Beans and Other Mashed Veggies with Fermented Dry Fish)

Posted on: July 28, 2020 Posted by: Deepsikha Comments: 0

Known for its natural beauty and warm welcoming simple people, Northeast India has many unexplored treasures. The region comprises of eight states which are Assam, Arunachal Pradesh, Mizoram, Manipur, Meghalaya, Tripura, Nagaland and Sikkim. Each state has its own colour, its own culture and its own beauty. It is sad that the rest of the country still know and understand very less about Northeast. Though the scenario is changing recently…

 

Mukhi Shutki / Mukhi diye Loitta or Lotka Shutki (Dry Fish / Dried Bombay Duck with Taro)

Posted on: July 3, 2020 Posted by: Deepsikha Comments: 0

Mukhi or Taro goes so well with Shutki (dry fish). In that matter, any rooted vegetable goes well with shutki. For Sylhetis, shutki and shidol are rather emotions. Today I am going to share one such recipe that has always been our family favourite. This is an extremely popular dish in Barak Valley and many other parts of Assam. This dish is equally popular in Bangladesh as well, specially in Sylhet…