Every time I travel back to home, I create a list of my favorite foods that I would request Mom to cook. This dish is always on top of my list. The perfect balance of heat and sweet makes this dish as one of my favorite shrimp dish. It’s very commonly prepared in most Bengali families and I can eat a complete meal with just this curry and plain white rice.
I have never tried making this dish at home and somehow, I had started to forget about it, until I visited Soma’s blog: eCurry. Among the huge variety of flavorful dishes, I saw Chingri Maacher Malaikari (Jumbo Shrimps in Cream of Coconut) and I immediately knew that I had to make this dish and share it with you guys. Chingri means Shrimp, Maach means fish and Malaikari means creamy gravy.
Yesterday,I bought all the required ingredients and got all ready to make one of my favorite dish. As usual I called my mom to tell her what I was cooking and also asked for her version of the recipe. My Mom is an amazing cook but she can hardly explain a recipe. She will always explain me the recipe in a nutshell and she doesn’t go by measurements. Somehow, her hand knows how much spice to add, and I think that’s the case with most of our Moms 🙂 Even I don’t believe in measurement to that extent, but when it comes to cooking a dish for the first time, I need some reference.
This recipe is a combination of my mom’s recipe and Soma’s recipe 🙂
We absolutely enjoyed it 🙂 But, did it taste like my mom’s dish? NO WAY!!