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…

Boda Phanna Upkari – Tangy Spicy Mackerel Curry

Bod actually means head in Konkani. At my mom’s place, we hardly ate fish head. The maid who cleaned fish would take the heads away. But on rare occassions, they were retained to make this curry. My Annu (dad) and Annamma (granny) loved it. Specially during days when my Granny would be feeling sick and…

Begun Bahaar – Brinjal cooked in shrimp paste

   I had a meagre amount of prawns lying in the freezer. As I was on the lookout for recipes to use it up, I bumped into this recipe by Sandeepa. The original recipe idea belongs apparently belongs to her SIL. My refrigerator always stocks up Brinjals. I decided to give it a try. The…

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 –…

Crab Ghee Roast

As I seem to be on a draft-clear-off spree, here’s yet another one. I had seen Paneer Ghee Roast on Divya’s blog which led me to the recipe source. The author Kudpi Raj and his wife have recreated the flavours of Chicken Ghee Roast of Hotel Anupama. The pics of Prawn Ghee Roast had me drooling and…

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…