Saturday, 21 April 2012

King Prawn Korma

King Prawn Korma is a spicy gravy dish served with rice.


1.King Prawns : 6 pieces
2.Curd : 4 tbsp
3.Coconut paste : 2 tbsp
4.Onion paste/chopped : 1 large
5.Tomato paste : 1 medium
6.Ginger-garlic paste : 1 tbsp
7.Turmeric powder : 1 tsp
8.Salt : as per taste
9.Black pepper : 1 tsp
10.Red chilli powder : 3 tsp
11.Green chilli slitted : 2-3
12.cheese grated: 3 tsp
13.Coriender leaves : 2 tbsp
14.Mustard oil : 1/2 cup
15.Sugar : 2 tsp


1.Clean the prawns & rub with salt & turmeric powder.
2.Boil the prawns in 1 cup water for 5 mins.
3.Drain the water & heat oil in a frying pan.
4.Fry the prawns till they turn golden.
5.Remove the prawns from oil.
6.Fry onion with 1 tsp of sugar till it turns.
7.Add tomato,ginger-garlic paste,green chillies & all spices & cook till oil removes from the mix.
8.Add a mix of curd,cream,cheese,coconut & mustard paste with a little water & add it to the mix in frying pan.
9.Add 2 cups of hot water.
10.When the gravy starts boiling,add the prawns &cook for 10 mins.
11.Sprinkle corriender leaves.
12.Serve it with rice.

Friday, 20 April 2012

Mutton Dum Biryani(Bengali style)

Bengali Mutton Dum Biryani is cooked in different style.We add potatoes,eggs along with mutton.But we dont use Corriender leaves or mint leaves or fried onion.


1.Basmati rice : 750 gm
2.Salt : 2 tsp
3.Oil : 1 tsp
4.Mutton : 500 gm
5.Boiled eggs : 4
6.Shahi Biryani masala : 50 gm
7.Card : 1/2 cup
8.Chopped onion: 1
9.Saffron: 1 pinch ,mixed with a little lukewarm milk
10.Potato: 4 , cut into halves
11.Ghee: 1/2 cup
12.Wheat flour : 2 cups & make a dough
13.Sugar : 1 tsp
14.Kewra water/Sweet Atar: 1/2 tsp


1.Wash rice & drain the water.
2.Boil water,add rice salt & oil.
3.Cook for 5 min & drain the water.
4.Make a paste of curd & biryani mix& marinate the mutton for atleast 2 hrs.
5.Heat ghee in a frying pan.
6.Fry potatoes till it turns golden, or, you can boil it for 5 mins & then fry.
7.Remove the potatoes.
8.Fry onion with the sugar till it turns golden.
9.Add mutton mix & cook till it becomes tender.
10.Take a heavy bottom pan & coat it with ghee.
11.Make  layers of rice & mutton,boiled eggs,potatoes alternately.
12.Add salt as per taste.
13.Add saffron & kewra water/sweet atar.
14.Close the lid & pack it with the atta dough.
15.Cook it in low flame for 15 mins.
16.Serve it hot with Mutton Rezala or Mutton Kosha.

Bhapa Chingri(Baked Prawn)

Bhapa chingri(Baked prawn) is a popular bengali dish with medium spicy gravy preferably served with rice.


1.Prawn(medium sized) : 10-12 pieces
2.Coconut paste : 3 tbsp
3.Mustard paste : 4 tbsp
4.Green chillies(slitted) : 6
5.Turmeric powder : 1 tsp
6.Salt : as per taste
7.Mustard oil : 1 tbsp

Method :
1.Take a stainless steel container with a tight lid.
2.Make a paste of all ingredients with 1/2 cup of water.
3.Place the prawns along with paste in the container & close it tightly.
4.Take a heavy bottom kadai with one mug of drinking water.
5.Place the container in the kadai.
6.Heat the kadai for 15 min.
7.Remove the container from the kadai.
8.Serve with rice.

Sunday, 8 April 2012

Shahi Malai Fish

Fish(Rahu/Katla) : 8 pieces
Onion chopped: 2 large
Ginger-garlic paste: 2 tbsp
Cashew paste: 2 tbsp
Cumin & corriender powder: 1 tsp each
Turmeric powder: 2 tbsp
Red chilli powder: 2 tsp
Garam masala:1 tsp
Coconut milk(thick): 2 cups
Salt: as per taste ;    Sugar: 1 tsp
Ghee: 1/2 cup ;       Fresh cream: 3 tbsp


Clean the fish pieces & rub the pieces with turmeric powder & salt.
Heat 1/4 cup of ghee in a kadai & fry the fish pieces till they turn golden.
Remove the pieces & add rest of the ghee& heat it.
Fry the chopped onion with the sugar till it turns golden & crispy.
Add ginger-garlic paste,cumin,corriender,turmeric powder & fry till ghee removes from the mix.
Add cashew paste & cook carefully to avoid clumping of the cashew paste.
After 5 mins of cooking add coconut milk & salt.
When it starts boiling,add the fish pieces.
Cook for 10 mins.
Add fresh cream.
Cook for 5 mins.
Serveit with rice or Pulav.

Tuesday, 3 April 2012

Prawn Rava Fry


  For marination:
  Prawns(small sized): 250 gm
  Ginger-garlic paste: 1 tsp
  Turmeric: 1/2 tsp
  Cumin powder: 1tsp
  Corriender powder: 1 tsp
  Garam masala: 1/8 tsp
  Lemon juice: 1 tsp
  Salt: as per taste
  Oil: 4 tbsp

 For coating:
  Egg white : 1    
  Rava (fine variety) : 2 tbsp
  Corn flour : 1 tbsp
  Bread crumbs: 1 cup or more

  Clean & de-vain the prawns.
  Marinate with all spices & keep in fridge for at least 1/2 hr.
  Beat the egg white with corn flour.
  Dip each prawn in egg-corn flour mix & then coat the prawn with bread crumb & rava.
  Deep fry the prawns until they turn golden in colour.
serve it with Ketchup or chilli sauce or mustard sauce.