Let me break down the name of the dish first. Puti is a kind of small freshwater fish, Maach means fish in Bengali and Tok means tangy. The selections of fish recipes that one can find in Bengali cuisine are countless. Some are spicy, some are mild, some are loaded with vegetables and others are not. There are also various fish curries/stews that goes with the season. This simple Puti Maach Er Tok (Tangy Fish Stew) is typically prepared in peak summer months. Kolkata summer is brutal and this tangy stew helps to cool down the body and keep the…
Chutney and Pickle play a vital role in Indian cuisine. It can transform any uninteresting meal to quite a pleasant one, tease your palate and boost the flavor. The varieties available are as vast as our country and each state has a favorite! However, there are two types of chutney that, I believe, are most common and serve as a basic starting point. Typically, they are referred as red chutney and green chutney!
This is how I like to categorize spicy food.. 'Spice Spicy', 'Gingery Spicy' and 'Chilly Spicy' :) All I need on my daily diet is a dish with lots of flavor and a hint of spice. However, there are days when I crave for nothing more than a super-spicy delicious homemade meal. Like chilly chicken or tom-yum soup or spicy chicken wings or roasted pepper dipping sauce. These kind of cravings mostly happen during cold winter.. Or when I have cold/fever and the medicines have killed my taste bud.