Soft white fish simmered in spiced coconut milk, this Kerala Style Fish Curry has a beautiful balance of sweet and sour. Like any another seafood curry, this fish curry with coconut milk comes together very quickly. You don't need any fancy gadget or a lot of effort to make this fish curry. Paired with steamed white rice, it’s a delicious hearty meal for any time of the year.
Doi Maach is a traditional Bengali fish curry that has a yogurt based gravy. It tastes mildly tangy and the spices are subtle, which makes this dish so good for hot summer days. I have shared here a great trick that will avoid yogurt from curdling when added while cooking curries.
Summer is about less time in the kitchen and more time enjoying outside. Summer is about fuss free meal and with that comes Fish En Papillote. Today I shared with you 3 different flavors, that you will love!
For the past few days, it's been warm, sunny and no rain :) I bet everybody in this part of the world is wondering where's the winter gone ? Most of my friends love the winter, it's cold, cozy and not sweaty. However, I can't wait for spring and summer. I can have more lemonades, wear summer clothes, go out for walk and enjoy cocktails even on weekdays :)
My parents can never even consider cooking with frozen fish. Bengali meals are all about fresh lake fish, brought from the fish market every other day. I grew up with that belief and tried to follow the ritual for quite some time. It was only during our stay in US when I started to embrace the idea of using frozen fish. And soon I realized how swiftly a wholesome meal could come together with a fillet of frozen fish. While these frozen fillets don’t live up to a typical Bengali style fish curry but it sure does make a light…
Soft white fish, chunky bites of vegetables with a handful of orzo, bathing in calmly spiced coconut broth. This simple one-pot fish and orzo coconut soup is hearty and makes a meal on it’s own. A little bit of globetrotting happened while creating this soup. The color of the broth comes from the famous south Indian spice Molagapodi (spicy gunpowder), there is pasta to make it filling and at the end, I sprinkled a little bit of sumac for that sharp tang. When the temperature drops down and you finally start to feel the chill in the air, it’s time…
In the past week or so, I might have finished a whole bottle of cough syrup, sipped several cups of ginger tea and gulped many more glasses of homemade herbal drinks. This dry cough sucks! First, it was the jet lag and then, this dry cough; it’s been a while since I had a sound nap. The sore throat has changed my voice. Most importantly, I can hardly talk and that’s not an easy task for me.
Ilish Maach Bhaja (Hilsa Fish Fry) is a classic fish fry dish prepared in Bengali cuisine. It is prepared on all special occasion as fish is considered auspicious in Bengali culture. Hisla Fish Fry - Ilish Maach Bhaja doesn't really call for a recipe, but it definitely needs to be recorded and shared.
Puti Maach Er Tok is a quintessential Bengali fish curry prepared a lot during peak summer time. The curry is prepared with small variety of fish and puti maach is one of the many varieties. It is served with steamed white rice.
A very light Bengali fish curry, that doesn’t call for onion or tomato. Just potato, eggplant and few mild spices is all it needs to prepare this Macher Jhol Aloo Begun Diye. Macher Jhol translates to fish curry, aloo means potato and Begun is eggplant. This simple light variety of Bengali fish curry is one of my absolute favorite. We also add dried lentil dumplings (daler bodi) which brings an earthy flavor to the dish. Paired with rice, it’s a great summertime meal.
Macher Jhol refers to fish curry in Bengali and there are countless different ways fish curry can be prepared. What I am sharing today is the simplest version of a Bengali fish curry using salmon. This way even if you can't find the authentic lake water fish, you will still get to enjoy Bengali style Macher Jhol with salmon.
Ilish Maach Kacha Kola Jhol is not one of those rich fish curries. Instead, it’s light on the tummy and tastes very comforting with steamed white rice. This Hilsa fish with plantain and potato in mildly spiced gravy!