Fish Archive

Chingri Kalia (Bengali-Style Prawn Curry)

I remember eating this light and balanced Chingri Kalia since my childhood days. My mother made Chingri Kalia with either jumbo or medium-sized prawns atleast once in a week. I would often accompany my father to buy the fresh catch from the local fishmonger in Gole Market, New Delhi, who would always ...Read More

Restaurant Review: The Crab & Wine Festival at Mahesh Lunch Home, Juhu

Mahesh Lunch Home in Mumbai is synonymous to seafood since its inception in 1977. This iconic chain of restaurants has been serving lip-smacking seafood since many years now. Mahesh Lunch Home is hosting the Crab & Wine Festival, at their Juhu outlet, from 5th October to 31st October, 2018. This is the ...Read More

How I lost 9 kgs and the Recipe of My Special Prawn Curry

  I would like to share with you all my own weightloss and fitness journey. Well, I never thought in my life that a once-upon-a-time skinny person like me would eventually gain so much weight. But unfortunately, it did happen. It happened because of years of zero exercise, clubbed with a high-calorie, high-protein ...Read More

Gurjali Macher Jhol (Bengali-Style Fish Curry with Indian Salmon or Rawas)

  It’s been a while since I shared my last recipe. We have been travelling a lot. An European trip always brings smiles to our faces as we explore the culture, nature and the cuisine of a faraway land. We loved the cuisines in Italy and Switzerland and tried many local dishes ...Read More

Ilish Maacher Dimer Tenga (A Tangy Assamese Hilsa Roe Dish)

    This Ilish Maacher Dimer Tenga is my absolute favourite. Its rich colour and a pleasant sweet-n-sour taste is quite unlike Bengali fish preparations. Often, a traditional Assamese thali-style meal culminates with a Tenga dish. An incredibly easy recipe with fish, the Assamese Tenga has many versions. You can experiment with any ...Read More

My Special Surmai-Gongura Pakodas to Celebrate #ChaiPakodaDay

  These Surmai-Gongura Pakodas are flavour bombs and a crowd-pleaser too! A perfect accompaniment to your cup of tea, my special Surmai-Gongura Pakodas are a great option to consider if you want to serve something different at teatime or as an Indian starter for your next home party. The low-heat version of ...Read More

Chingri Maacher Chatni (Sweet and Sour Bengali Chutney with Prawns)

  I am here with my first post of 2017, and this is a very special Bengali recipe. This Chingri Maacher Chatni (Sweet and Sour Bengali Chutney with Prawns) is one of those old-school Bengali recipes which is class apart. In Bengali cuisine, a chatni or chutney is generally sweet, or sweet and sour. ...Read More

Muro Diye Kochur Loti (Bengali-Style Mishmash of Colocasia Stolons with Fish Heads)

  People hardly know about Kochur Loti or Colocasia stolons in Mumbai, which is a jewel ingredient in Bengali cuisine. Earlier this year, I was fortunate to stumble upon a thelawalla from Bihar who understood what it is, and promised me to bring some Loti the next week. Thesedays, I don’t see ...Read More

Loitta Shutki (A Traditional Bengali Spicy Dish Made With Dried Bombay Duck)

    I was properly introduced to Shutki after my marriage in 2004. My husband’s family belongs to East Bengal (so they are the Bati), where Shutki is a delicacy. Shutki is referred to dry fish. There are also fermented or salted preserved fish, which are not quite popular these days. These are also ...Read More

Parchment-Baked Salmon

  I love Atlantic Salmon for the beautiful pink meat and its oiliness. Among the few seafood ingredients that I love cooking with, Atlantic salmon is my favourite! I have cooked a number of dishes with salmon, apart from salads, sashimi and sushi. Smoked salmon is to die for, and I love ...Read More