Fish – Prawn – Crab

Prawn cauliflower stir fry

A very quick recipe if you have some stardy vegetable and prawn. Very easy to prepare, we liked the flavour of garlic in our vegetables. [….]

Pan roasted baby bhetki

We get this small and fresh baby bhetki during this time of the year and they tastes awesome when cooked with minimum [….]

Parsey Posto

We bengali love our posto and it can be in any form. Be it in its raw form, that is our famous kancha posto bata [….]

Gandharaj Doi Galda

‘Shubho Shosti’ to all my friends who are celebrating Durga puja. Today’s recipe is a teo in one where the marination remains the [….]
Koi machh er Rosha

Koi machh er Rosha

This is for you all fish lovers who cannot think of a meal without fish. Today being saptami, I cannot spend much time in the [….]
Tyangra peyazkoli jhal

Tyangra peyazkoli jhal

A staple to bengali household during winter season is this catfish curry with peyajkoli. We get good quality tyangra fish or catfish [….]
Prawn Pakora

Prawn pakora

Had some leftover prawns, nicely cleaned and deveined, sitting in my freezer for more than a week. Gave it a nice marination [….]

Chingri machh er dhoka

Got the idea of this recipe from dear friend Sayantani, then gave my touch to tweak a bit. I am a great fan of her [….]

Patal chingri rosha

Some jugaad recipe, where whatever was available in the fridge was combined after a massive fridge cleaning episode[….]

Ol Chingri Bharta

Have some prawns lying in the fridge but the quantity is not adequate to make a curry dish of its own. Fried with masalas [….]

Hilsa Roast

This quick recipe is a winner in my family. My hubby is mad about hilsa and if it is available in the fish market, he will bring [….]

Prawn Khichuri

I am becoming obsessed with non veg khichuri it seems and this prawn khichuri is the new kid in the block. Last week [….]

Chingri machh er jhol – Bengali Prawn Curry

I have so many recipes on prawns but not a single one on ‘Jhol’,, and how that would be possible! At least we bengalis are so very fond of our jhol and you know, those joke on bengalis and their machher jhol ,,,basically [….]

Machh er dim er bora – fish roe fritters

This is the time of the year when you get plenty of fresh fish roe in the market specially from the carp variety. We make fritters out , [….]

Ilish machh er jhaal

Ilish season is here but unfortunately fish market is yet to be flooded with ilish. Blame it to the no show of rain in kolkata but , [….]

Katla Finger curry

Sometimes it happens that you have very little ingredients in your pantry and you have to feed 2 or 3 hungry soul , [….]

Quick Prawn Curry

Made this curry in a jiffy during this hot and humid summer. It takes hardly 10-15 minutes to cook, if the prawns are marinated beforehand. [….]

Patol er dorma

This is a classic bengali dish where patol or parwal is scraped of its seeds and then stuffed with various kind of fillings.[….]

Aloo diye shutki machh

A delicacy from bangal community where dried bombay duck is cooked in lots of garlic, green chilli and onion to become [….]

Machh er matha diye Daal

Bengalis and fishes are so synonymous that this has become almost a national joke. I am not complaining though because just [….]

Pomfret Machh er Jhaal

Pomfret is one of our favourite fish and we cook it many ways. I remember, when I was young, pomfret was quite an unknown and [….]

Tiger prawn in tomato coconut gravy

We get very good quality fishes in our newtown market where we are told that the fishes are from Malancha – one of the largest fish market in south bengal. I have never been to that place, but the fishes and prawns [….]

Bengali Doi Machh

Another recipe from a dear friend Mahua, a recipe from her mom, better say, which she has mastered and shared with us.[….]

Tyangra Machh er Jhol

Bengal’s short and sweet winter is laced with delicious food and this tyangra machh er jhol or light catfish curry is one .[….]

Fish chop – Bengali machh er chop

First time I heard of this recipe when I was in Singapore during 2001-2002 and one my friend’s mom was visiting us there.[….]

Capsicum Mourola

A very simple dish to go well as a side. I get absolutely fresh fishes in our local matket in Newtown, where they source .[….]

Narkol sorshe chingri

Yesterday was a special day for us since my son came home after 2 and half months since his hsotel life started. For the last 15 days or so,[….]

Patol Chingri – Parwal with Prawns

I made this during a potluck party where some of our childhood friends gathered , and we chatted and giggled with lots of good food. The best part was the planning phase where menu was discussed weeks before in our whatsapp group .[….]

Rustic prawn pumpkin curry

What do you do when you have a full time job, a family to run, is a voracious reader, self taught Mandala artist and owner of a food blog? I am proud to be all of these, and sometimes feel that I am not doing justice to one or the other love.[….]

Ol kachki jhaal

Got this recipe from a famous bengali food magazine called ‘Hangla henshel’ as one of the reader’s contribution[….]

Chal patal – chingri diye

Suddenly realised that I am ignoring my 2nd child ( the food blog, that is) for some time now. For that matter, I am not into [….]

Chingri aloo bati chorchori

One of our favorite comfort food is bati chorchori, as we call it. You put everything in e deep bati or bowl, then slow cook to perfection [….]

Kochu pata Chingri – Prawns with Colocasia leaves

We have this Bangladeshi restaurant in Kolkata named Kasturi where we have tasted this delicious dish for the first time. Here [….]

Narkol Posto Chingri

This dish is a combination of two of the Bengali delicacies, prawn and posto or poppy seed paste. The gravy is made using onions [….]

Mustard Poppyseed Coriander Fish

I never had this ‘Bhola Bhetki’ fish before marriage and used to think of this as a smelly fish. I have first tasted this fish when my MIL cooked [….]

Pomfret Fish Curry – Parsi Style

This dish tastes awesome with the unusual combination of spices.[….]

Dhoniya Pomfret

This is a signature dish of my mom-In-Law, she cooks it mainly with ‘Bhola Bhetki’ fish, since I don’t like that fish, I use pomfret. [….]

Pomfret Masala

I was way too tired after the Puja and didnot feel like trying out something exotic which I usually do during weekends. So a basic but delicious pomfret masala  [….]

Fresh Bombay Duck Fry

Quite out of the blogging world for some time now, though getting the urge every now and then to open the laptop, browse through the endless number of folders containing endless number of photos captured during many of my cooking spree but somehow not able [….]

Puti Machh er Jhal

Puti Machh is a very tasty fish in the small fish category, nowadays available sparingly, specially the fresh ones. This recipe is a very traditional recipe, [….]

Patrani Machchi

Adapted this recipe from the site of Sanjeev Kapoor, a very popular parsi preparation where fish is marinated in a green chutney,[….]

Gandharaj Rui

‘Gandharaj Lebu’ holds a special place in Bengali household, Unlike a ‘pati lebu’ or lime, it has a thick green rind, and you can not [….]

Sorshe Narkol Pabda

One more recipe to enjoy Pabda fish where the fish is cooked in a mustard coconut gravy. [….]

Kachki Paturi

Another Paturi dish from my kitchen, which we relish too often and this time it is with ‘Kachki Machh’. This tiny little fishes are too tasty,   [….]

Mourola Machh er Chorchori

Some simple fish vegetable combo to enjoy with a plate of rice.   [….]

Cashew Coconut Prawn

Tired of cooking ‘Prawn Malaicurry‘? Try this royal cashew coconut prawn to satisfy your tastebud !! On this auspicious day of ‘Bhai Phota’  [….]

Butter Poached Prawns

This quick dish is a savior when you need to serve something delicious within a short span of time. Hubby’s friends came over for a drink    [….]

Machh er Matha Diye Khichuri – Khichuri with FIsh Head

I don’t really recall from where did I get the idea from,   [….]

Ilish Bhate

Can’t find an equivalent English name for this dish. You can faintly term it as Ilish Pulao, but for a true Bengali, the ‘Ilish Bhate’ is the   [….]

Bhetki Macher Paturi

Paturi is a very popular recipe in Bengal, mostly done with Bhetki or Hilsa. The fresh fish pieces are marinated with spices, then wrapped   [….]

Doi Magur – Catfish cooked in a Curd Gravy

Magur is a kind of Catfish which is considered very healthy  in Bengal. This fish can be had as a simple jhol or soup, or can be made    [….]

Basa Capsicum masala

Our humble Pangash fish has its new Avtar in the form of Basa,   [….]

Mourola machh er karai paturi

An old world recipe where fresh small fishes are slow cooked with various spices over very low heat and resulted in a divine dish.  [….]

Rui Posto – Rohu fish in Poppy seed Curry

Rui or Rohu fish is a very common feature of Bengal and the other delicacy is posto.  [….]

Chingri Bharta

‘Another delicious Bharta recipe arrives. this time it is prawn, fried with spices, and mashed into a paste like texture. Chingri  [….]

Chital Peti Rasha

‘Chital machh er Peti’ or the belly part of Clown fish is a delicacy in Bengal and during festivals like Durga Puja or Jamai Shosti,  [….]

Ilish Machh er Jhol – Bengali Style Hilsa Curry

Monsoon season is one the most celebrated seasons in Bengal because it brings with it the hilsa fish which can easily be called [….]

Prawn with Red Pepper

I have made something similar to this long time back and named it as [….]

Doi Galda

So it is a Sunday and Sunday means a special day with something exotic in the Lunch menu. I have some medium sized Golda Chingri [….]

Dudh Pabda with Cashew Nut

Such a versatile fish this is, you can cook it in many ways. This is quite a popular fish  [….]

Tel Katla

In Bengali cuisine, fish and Mustard oil is a combination made in heaven ( ‘Tel’ is oil in Bengali). If you get some good quality fresh Katla or  [….]

Sorshe Posto Ilish

Hilsa season has started again post Saraswati Puja and this is what I have prepared today for lunch. [….]

Shingi Machher Jhol – Light Catfish Curry

This is how we bengalis cook our ‘machh er Jhol’. A very basic recipe where fish is cooked with vegetables in a light and soupy gravy. No fancy  [….]

Dhonepata Kasundi Bhetki

Bhetki fish cooked in a Coriander and Kasundi ( a kind of Bengali mustard  sauce )  [….]

Fish Popcorn

I have some leftover basa fillets in my refrigerator and the quantity is so  [….]

Dudh Pabda

A lovely preparation of Pabda Fish which is absolutely easy to  [….]

Salt and Pepper Prawns

One dish I can never get enough of [….]

Chingri Jhal – Bengali Style Prawn Masala

Some quick dish, best enjoyed with plain rice. [….]

Chingri Posto

We have a family recipe of Aloo Posto which is much loved dish   [….]

Thai style Prawn Red Curry

Tried this ready to cook Red Curry paste   [….]

Chingri Chorchori

This is my mom in law’s recipe, She does it with Eggs too,   [….]

Gandharaj Ilish Bhapa

Ah… finally this is a winner. I have these good quality Hilsa sitting on my kitchen cabinet and I have some Gandaraj Lebu – Kaffir Lime too,,   [….]

Parshey Tilottoma

Got some very fresh baby parshey last Saturday. Since they were fresh, a simple ‘jhol’ or soupy curry with green chilli and kalonji seeds would have better taste,  [….]

Kajari Fish Fry

Kajri is a small freshwater fish which is quite abundant in Bengal. Since childhood kajri fish’s jhal has been very common dish in my household  [….]

Chital Muitthya

From this traditional and authentic Muitha or Muitthya recipe, people will understand why Bengalis are known as really foodies. Who else other than  [….]

Chital Peti Rasha

We being the most fish loving state of India acquired the name “Machh-e Bhat-e Bangali” which means, “Bengali by fish and rice”. Among the variety of fish we eat, Chital maach or Clown Knife fish is a delicacy in Bengal and I was told that the best breed of this oily fish travels all the way from river Brahmaputra. I am yet  [….]
Dum Chital

This is a traditional way to welcome new member in our family, be it welcoming new bride or groom or welcoming or wishing good luck to the newly or  [….]
Pabda r Jhal

This is recipe from one of my favorite aunt, which she cooks really well and we get to taste it in multiple occasion. This is a favorite fish in my household too,   [….]

Doi Pabda

Tried Pabda fish with Curd ( no mustard Paste.. please..) this time [….]
Pabda Sorshe

Got some jumbo Pabda machh today….ideal to make a satisfying sorshe pabda.  [….]

Tel Koi

Tel Koi is an authentic bengali delicacy cooked with an Extra Dash of Mustard Oil. The richness of mustard oil makes tel koi more delectable,  [….]
Fulcopy diye Koi Machh Jhol

Our regular ‘machher jhol’ with cauliflower, ideal for a chilli winter lunch when served hot with plain rice.  [….]

Ilish Machh er Malaicurry

Yes,,, ‘Ilish machh’ with coconut milk and garam masala. 🙂 Nowadays, I have really started experimenting with hilsa and various weird and not so  [….]
Kachalanka Ilish

A very basic Hilsa recipe but tastes completely different  [….]

Doi Ilish

Ilish machh or Hilsa has such a great flavour that whatever way you prepare it, it tastes great. I have got this Doi Ilish recipe from one of my friend and tried it on Bijoya Dashami. Now some Gyan…It is a traditional custom in Bengal to have ‘Jorha Ilish’ ( pair of Hilsa) on Bijoya Dashami. After that, Hilsa should not be eaten till ‘Saraswati Puja’ which is usually around end of January or February.  [….]

Nona Ilish

Nona Ilish is a Bangal delicacy, which I learnt from my Mom In Law. Nona Ilish is basically sun dried Hilsa fish preserved with lots of salt. What I understand from Mom-In-Law is,  [….]

Microwave Jeera Ilish

I was in a hurry and wanted to cook something in a jiffy. So, marinated the hilsa  [….]

Ilish Tel er Chorchori

As the doctor says, Hilsa fish is full of heart friendly omega 3 fatty acid. We Bongs however just love hilsa, even its oil tastes so good, [….]

Kumro patay Ilish Paturi

Ilish Paturi is a famous Bengali dish which means Hilsa cooked with spices wrapped in a leaf ( pata). Banana leaf is the default choice for the wrap, [….]

Kumro Ilish

Again a bengali ( or better say, BANGAL ) delicacy, kumro ilish is a prominent feature in our menu during hilsa season. While, there is nothing to say about hilsa, [….]

Ilish Bhapa

I have never used onion in Ilish / Hilsa fish recipe before [….]

Ilish Machh Bhaja

A very basic recipe..fry the ilish machh in mustard oil with some simple masala and green chilli.. my family can finish a plateful of rice with this. [….]

Ilish Machh er Begun Jhol

Ilish maach is one of the biggest weakness of most of the bengalis. Here is a very typical bengali recipe… simple..easy.. [….]

Ilish Bhapa (2)

Hilsa fish or Ilishh Machh steamed in a paste of mustard, poppy seeds, yogurt and green chilli with a slight hint of garlic is given the beautiful name ‘bhapa illish’. [….]

Masor Tenga

Assam, the beautiful state of North-East India has an incredible range of culture, awesome wildlife, the teas, oldest oil refineries, famous Kamakhya temple and of course, the Assamese cuisine, [….]
Aam Katla

With mercury almost  touching 42 degree C in Kolkata, it is impossible to stay calm and cook something fancy. Made this fish curry with raw mango..  [….]
Katla Makkhanwala

You need some really fresh, big fatty fish to get the real flavor of this dish. Ask your fish monger to cut the belly portion a bit thick. Make sure, [….]
Machh er Tel er Bora

This Bora or Vada tastes best when served hot. So prepare the mixture beforehand and fry them just before eating. Can be served as a snack or  [….]

Katla Dum Pukht

You should have lot of patience to cook this since that is the basic ingredient to any Dum recipe. You need really fresh Katla machh for this.  [….]
Prawn Malaicurry

One of the signature dish from Bengal, prawn malaicurry is a gravy dish [….]
Prawn Kalia

Fish Market is flooded with ‘Golda chingri’ ( Prawns with big head) now a days and it is very rare to get good quality Bagda or Chapra Chingri ( Tiger prawns or other varieties). So the moment  [….]
Prawn with Mustard

Completely bored of prawns with onions and coconut milk, this time decided to cook ‘sorshe chingri’ or prawns with mustard paste and as usual I am not restricting myself  [….]
Prawn Parwal Korma

This is the time of the year, when you are bored eating patol ( Parwal / pointed gourd ) but the winter vegetables are still not widely available in the market.  [….]
Prawn Bati Chorchori

Once again, a traditional Bengali dish, bati chorchori can be cooked over low heat with any vegetable of your choice and a handful   [….]
Prawn Chowmein

Suddenly my family had a craving for prawn   [….]
Jhinge Chingri – Prawn with Ridgegourd

Another interesting prawn recipe where prawns are cooked with ridge gourd.   [….]
Salt and Pepper Prawns

One dish I can never get enough of is this salt and pepper prawn.   [….]
Parsley Prawn

Got some parsley in the market, threw it in the pan with some prawns and masalas and it turned out    [….]
Creamy Garlic Prawn

This prawn recipe comes out so well…..   [….]
E(n)chor Cingri – Prawn with Green Jackfruit

The most favorite dish of hubby dearest.. I cook it sometimes the satwik way ( niramish enchor er dalna) or use onion, garlic and ginger and   [….]
Prawn Dumpukht

Prawns and potatoes are slow cooked in its own juices with spices in a closed container and the result is an aromatic treat. Try it !!   [….]
Dab Chingri

Prawns never tasted so good! Try out this scrumptious Bengali delight!  [….]
Jalpari Pulao

This recipe is adapted from a magazine where there was an interview of Imtiaz Qureshi, the legendary chef and it was one of his signature dish. What fascinated me about this dish, while I was reading the recipe is the kind of ingredients it is made up of and the process itself, I was   [….]
Baked Prawn Pasta

Our Saturday Dinner is usually a special one, with some good food, good music and after dinner a good movie. However, this week, hubby was on tour,   [….]
Crab Masala

Here in Bengal, we have our very own nearest sea beach at Digha and Mandarmoni, which takes just 3-4 hours to reach. We have spent quite a lot of our weekends there when we have lesser responsibilities and not enough money to plan a lavish holidays. So, it was just packing    [….]
Lau Ka(n)kra – Crab with Bottole Gourd

A bit unusual recipe it is, ‘Lau’ or bottle gourd and ‘kankra’ or crab is individually quite familiar in Bengali Household. However ‘Lau Chingri’ or Bottle gourd    [….]
Crab Cake

These are the fastest, easiest crab cakes I have ever made. Serve with kasundi or  [….]
Singaporean Chilli Crab

Chili Crab is the national dish of Singapore. Crabs are stir-fried in a semi-thick, sweet and savoury tomato, garlic and chilli based sauce and the   [….]
Bengali Crab Curry

Fish with Parsley

Marinated the fish with dried parsley and garlic,, then shallow fry it in olive oil and serve with delicious tomato-cucumber salsa,, [….]
Foil Baked fish n Vegetable

Once again, it is time for Know your Kolkata Food Blogger’s event and this time it is the turn of Antara Ray who blogs from As like other bloggers [….]
Basa in Spicy Pineapple Sauce

Basa fillet drizzled with spiced pineapple and pepper sauce.  [….]
Fish n Chips

Crispy and comforting,,,these are the two words that comes in my mind, when I think of Fish n Chips. Stay away from this recipe, [….]
Pan fried Basa with chilli garlic butter

Here’s a dish that’s perfect for a weekend dinner. Fresh, light and flavorful,  the spicy lemony butter [….]
Loittya Shutki – Dry Fish Bhuna

The famous or better say notorious ghoti – Bangal Debate started way back the partition days and a major point of fight is the style of cooking. Whether it is Chingri / [….]