Bottle Gourd With Shrimps And Dill Sholpa Diye Lau Chingri

Shrimps with bottle gourd, lau chingri, is a nostalgic dish for me. Shrimps for me are the best type of prawns that you could put on a plate. Each time and every time hands on my heart. What I call shrimps are these beautiful juicy prawns that add the most spectacular flavour to curry and…

Sprats In One Pot With Tomato And Potatoes

One pot sprats with potatoes and tomato. This is a special dish. One I grew up with. One adored by my siblings and me. It’s one that reminds me of home, as a child and the burst of flavour when it was served onto our plates.It’s one that reminds me of my mum, my dad…

Dudh Diye Macher Jhol Fish Curry Cooked In Milk

This Dudh Diye Macher Jhol or Fish Cooked in Milk is a great fish curry that works with most kinds of fish. It is a quick recipe. The light sauce has a subtle mustardy taste but amazingly there is no mustard in the recipe other than the oil. It’s one that I make often when…

My Thai Fish Pie

Here I present my Thai fish pie! It’s a Thai inspired fish Pie, as the name infers. It came about because I wanted to inject some heat and spice into the white sauce which usually is green chillies but as I got thinking, I thought Thai paste for spice, coconut milk for the sauce and…

Puttanesca Via India To Italy

Puttanesca via India to Italy. This is my take on Puttanesca which will take you via India to Italy. My love for chillies and spice crosses over oceans. When we went to Rome, I missed spice so much that I asked for chilli flakes with all my meals. The one that I had nearly everyday…

Salmon With Mustard And Dill Sauce/ Bata Shorshe Ar Sholpa Diye Salmon Mach

Bata shorshe ar sholpa diye SalmonSalmon in a mustard sauce infused with ginger, chillies and dill. Bata shoshe, translates mustard seeds blended into a paste. There is something about cooking curry using this traditional method that elevates a fish curry to unbelievable heights. I use shortcuts all the time in substituting freshly made mustard paste…

Kajoli Fish With Aubergine. Bashpata Mach Diye Begun.

Kajoli Mach, also called Kajli, Kajuli, Kajali or Bashpata is a very delicate fish and tastes sublime. its cooked here using aubergines in a light thick sauce that adheres to the fish and aubergines in a tantalising authentic curry. The aubergines just melt in your mouth, the creaminess just adding a sublime texture to each…

Jerk Style Chicken In A Yogurt Sauce

Jerk inspired chicken or green jackfruit.Rice and peas infused with coconut milk, scallions, all spice and customary scotch bonnet. I came across this paste by chance when I worked across a local Asian corner shop that catered for the local African Caribbean community. He stocked everything…salt fish, Ackee, Calaloo, yams and bonnets amongst all the…

Macher Dim Bora Rohu Roe Boras

Rohu macher dim bora, or to be precise Rohu fish eggs/roe. There is so much you can yield from fish! They are very giving in terms of what you can do with all its parts! Bengali are very resourceful in that respect. We eat the fish tip to tail and one such yield is good…