Fish Risotto

When I first tasted risotto, I could relate it to the Indian dish called Khichdi. Both have rice in common and they are both similar in texture. But risotto is much creamier and obviously not full of spices like the desi version. I assumed that the creaminess of risotto must be due to the addition…

Maacher Dimer Bora | Fish Roe Fritters

While growing up, we never had fish roe sold separately in my hometown markets I believe. We would accidentally find some roe in fish that was bought. It would be gone in a bite or two. My sister and I competed (read fight) over it. I even tried to bribe, cajole, pester our grandma to…

Fulkopi Alu diye Rui Macher Jhol – Fish curry with Cauliflower and Potato

Of all the Bengali Fish Curries that feature various veggies in different permutations and combinations, this one is my favourite. Medium sized florets floating in the curry appeal to me more than the fish pieces. Here’s the recipe for ya: Ingredients:Rui Fish pieces – 5-6Cauliflower – 1 small – cut into medium sized floretsPotato –…

Fish Pulao cooked in Coconut Milk

There are a few go to blogs where I hop for specific recipe needs, without worrying about the end result. Pree’s blog is one among them. Mostly for non-veg dishes, I have been lately referring to her recipes on and off coz they have given me accolades each time. While surfing through her recipes I…

Vison Masala Fry – Seer / King Fish Fry

Vison is called Brahmin fish. You know why? The fish has a single thin line on its body which resembles the thread that Brahmins wear as per religious customs. Vison to Konkanis is what Betki is to Bong if I may say so. In Kannada, this fish is called Arakozhi (Ara meaning half, Kozhi meaning Chicken) because…

Machher Matha Diye Bandhakopi – Cabbage Sabzi with Fish Head

When we have Fish served on our table, it’s Ma who gets to eat fish heads. Neither do I nor hubby eat fish heads. Ma is certainly expert at eating heads (pun intended, wink wink) So nowadays when we bring fish we generally preserve the heads in the freezer for use in side dishes like this or…