Collection of fish and seafood recipes.
Fish and seafood
Fish is an integral part of Bengali cuisine and is cooked and eaten almost every day in every household. There are so many varieties of fish cooked in so many different ways – machher jhol (fish cooked in a light thin gravy), sorshe mach (fish cooked with mustard), machher jhal (spicy dry fish curry), doi mach (fish cooked with yogurt) to name a few. Bengalis are spoilt with choice when it comes to choosing fish - but they mostly eat freshwater fish (from river/lakes/pond). Shellfish like prawns and crab are also equally loved by Bengalis.
Here are some delicious fish and seafood recipes that are easy to make and full of flavours.
My collection of fish and seafood recipes
Here is a collection of my recipes featuring fish or seafood as the main ingredient.
Bengali style fish curry: Easy Bengali style fish curry made with barramundi.
Chingri Malaikari: Chingri malaikari (prawn malai curry) is a classic Bengali delicacy in which prawns are cooked along with coconut milk and spices. This dish is a popular celebration dish and is served during weddings and ceremonies.
Daab Chingri: Daab chingri is an age-old Bengali delicacy in which prawns are cooked inside a tender coconut shell. (Daab is tender coconut and chingri means prawns).
Kakrar Jhal: 'Kakra' means crab in Bengali and 'jhal' means a fiery gravy that's not too runny. This style of crab preparation is the most common one for Bengalis.
How to clean prawns: Click here for step-by-step method to clean prawns.
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