I very rarely cook Bengali Cuisines, not because I don’t like it ( I actually miss it 🙁 ) .. but because I suck at it .. most of the time! When I was a kid and had every opportunity to learn Bengali cuisines from Mom, I was hanging out with my friends and shopping !! :D. I didn’t even know how to boil an egg .. can you believe this !! Somehow my Mom was never worried about all these things, she used to always tell my Dad that when the right time comes I will learn on my own. And then finally the time did come and I started cooking ( lot of disaster dishes happened in the process .. will share some other time 😉 ) …sounds like a big achievement huh !!
When we started designing the blog, create categories.. I realized that I don’t know too many Bengali cuisines .. shame ..tsk tsk tsk !! So, I took it as a challenge and a second opportunity to learn .. and soon will have a category for Bengali cuisines. Today’s recipe is a simple Bengali Fish curry which I made using ‘Catfish’ although I would have loved to cook it with ‘Rohu Fish’ or ‘Katla Fish’ (these are freshwater fishes used in a typical Bengali fish curries). I have adapted the recipe from Mallika’s Quick Indian Cooking for the T&T event, guest host Cook Like a Bong, original event Kitchen Chronicles.
I didn’t stay absolutely true to the original recipe and added a few more ingredients; I added 1 medium onion, and 1/2 cup mashed potato.