i will send you the recipe. (joking)Nicepost :):), soumyadip,hey good, let me know how it turns outsrathanks, yeah I love those prawns, start eating them right after frying :)mantuthanks..you are familiar with this right ?Asha,thanks yaar, but not much hard work really. Waiting way too eagerly for it ! LoveTrishna. I am an 18 year old and you have simplified the recipe so much that even i did this dish at home with ease. Mon bhore gelo abar tomar lekha pore. A Snapshot of Bengali Cuisine View my complete profile Subscribe villfood goo.gl/vF4TKr. Thank you so much. Addition of shrimp or prawns in any Bengali curry changes it to a non-veg avatar, a fact adored by the fish loving Bengalis. Actually when we make chicken stew or vegetable stew in the Kerala style initially the light coconut milk is used and in the end the thick coconut milk is poured to thicken the gravy and it is taken off the heat.Thats why I was wondering if the same can be done here as well :) But I relish your recipes and it helps me a lot to bring around variety to my day to day cooking. kutus,tomay dekhchina recently, shiter dupur khub ghum dicho naki ?lerathank youanon,thanks I cannot see your profile or your name after moving to Beta. Bong Mom Predominantly a Bong, who loves being a Mom and loves to cook among other things for the li'l one and the big ones.She loves to write too and you will find her food spiced up with stories. Hey! I learn this recipe from my mom, she cooked this recipe in every summer season. I'd love to find out what it was and recreate it for said hubby.Thanks!Jennifer. :)Amar phoolkopi chingri bhishon favourite,infact anything with Chingri in it. But Monica, why didn't anyone from your generation convince your grandma to do otherwise ? Can you please email the recipe to me at swetabhoi@gmail.com . Anyway, I quite enjoyed your story, thank you for sharing. Hi Sandeepa, I tried this today for lunch..I over-ate so much. (make sure the shrimps should be properly deveined) Khub sundor lekhata. Chingri Macher Malaikari or Prawn malaikari is a popular Bengali dish where the prawn is cooked in a coconut milk gravy flavored with Garam Masala etc. Yes, we would love to feature your culinary skills on our global platform. This being a Bong favorite would much be appreciated. Family loves prawns, I am going to try this one real soon. However I found one problem ... little bit of coconut oil came out of the coconut milk as I boiled the gravy to thicken it. In many communities, they are not supposed to bless people at a ceremony or a wedding, even if it's their own child, while there are no such rules for the widowers. Can you tell me the measurements for the oil and for the chili powder?Beautiful pictures!Thank you,Danielle, DanielleI don't measure out the Oil :(, I am used to the Indian way of cooking from instinct.I suggest you start with a little and add sccordingly.The R. Chiili powder would be according to your taste, so add maybe less than 1/4 tsp and see if you can bear the heat, Hi Sandeepadi,I am a very naive cook at least in terms of these delicacies....I wanted your suggestion regarding what kind of prawn would be best for this dish, I mean bagda or golda, size, if you can name any brand here which would be the best.I am going to make it, going to give it a sincere effort.Thank you Sreyashi. Thank you so much dear! So I am glad I stumbled upon this page and definitely bookmarking it. Your story resonated with me quite a bit, mainly because I saw the double standard of our society all to clearly from an early age. I learnt this the hard way. Also yogurt/curd is NOT added to this dish as there is already coconut milk which adds the creaminessThat aside Mom's cooking is best and I am sure what your Mom did added more taste to the already delicious dish, i tried out d recipe today..it turned out excellent..my family reallt enjoyed it,,,,thank u so much, Thanks for sharing the recipe...just my 2 pence..i know its not a very authentic way of going about it but if you add some pureed tomatoes to this then it makes a lot of difference to the taste without losing the delicate balance of the dish.Toss it in after you are done sauteing the onion,ginger,garlic etc. Cholar Dal Recipe Narkel Kishmish Diye Bengali Narkel Diye Cholar Dal Aka Bengali Recipe ... Shorshe Posto Chingri Recipe Prawn In Mustard Poppy Seed Sauce READ Countertop Wine Fridge Reviews. Aar etao realise korlaam Gopal BhNad er 'lau-chingrir' golpo ta shotti shotti mean chhilo. I always saw my grandma in a white saree, shaved head, strictly vegetarian diet (including no onions or masur dal) and sleeping on a thin cotton mattress on the floor. All Pictures and Contents in this Blog are solely © BongCookBook. This is exactly what I had and I have been longing for this for the past four years! Mom in law used to cook for me and feed me nutritious meal when I was getting prepared for the office. Even the color was a browny gravy rather than yellow, though I added enough turmeric.Anuradha. Cooked this recipe for bijoya and withing minutes i saw it being disappearing from ppl's plate. Will give it another shot. Tai Dadu jawar pore Jethu ra jor kore oi ta charaye ni. Also shake the can before using and make sure the c.milk is pure white and thick. As I am a ghati I prefer to add tomatoes and a lil more sugar to the recipie mentioned above...after all chingri macher malaikari is originally a ghati recipie. I am not Indian but married to one, and your recipes never fail to help me not only impress my discriminating Bengali in-laws, but a long list of American and international friends to boot! An exact measurement will be really helpful. Hi sandeepa, I was searching for recipe with pictures of shrimp malaikari and found your blog. Well, I had no idea that as a widow she was 'forbidden' to attend, not that it would have mattered. Pasta in a Thai Red Curry-Coconut Milk Sauce. I am a BONG currently living in shanghai & I just LOVE your recipes..Pls continue posting. I'm hosting an all Bengali lunch for my Greek friends. By doing this the taste of this recipe have definitely increased. As I had initially used mustard oil .. it gave a combined taste of mustard oil and coconut oil. I am not too fond of ripe Jackfruit but I go totally ga-ga over the unripe version of it. LOL :)hey Bong Mom... don't heed such comments... such people are frustrated and vent it out towards good people like you :). i can't wait to get my hands on your book! AnonMalai is because as far as I know due to use of Coconut Milk in this dish.Sour cream is not a native ingredient in the country(India) which this originated. Maybe it was the brand then! Not sure why coz I added the same amount of water as the recipe said and boiled the coconut milk enough too. I don't think any of my cousins found this unusual, they were quite on board with this way of life and probably still are....they are pretty orthodox still. Wow, good for you and your spouse. Excellent, what a blog it is! I was wondering if you have any prawn dishes with mustard seed. I am a single guy who loves to eat.... Not to mention bong food. Bong Mom Predominantly a Bong, who loves being a Mom and loves to cook among other things for the li'l one and the big ones.She loves to write too and you will find her food spiced up with stories. Bong Mom Predominantly a Bong, who loves being a Mom and loves to cook among other things for the li'l one and the big ones.She loves to write too and you will find her food spiced up with stories. trophy wife in US making up for her loneliness. I'm just assuming it is a diff species or something. It gave me immense pleasure to see her relish the dish with rice. Your blog is a good repository for my side of the family. Now I feel like a stuffed teddy bear :) Did not ever know that coconut milk tasted so good in recipes...Thank you. :) Thank you Bong Mom! :-), Nice and lucid recipe narrated superbly...Thanks. Gave a nice color to the dish, and tasted good too. I think thats why Saurav ganguly is out of Indian team. HiI tried this recipe and followed it exactly as per instructions. A Snapshot of Bengali Cuisine View my complete profile Thank you for the recipe .i tried it once & followed the same cooking method.moreover, the ingredients are so easy to find.everyone liked it very much & thanked you.i going to try it again tomorrow. My mom used to cook many amazing Bengali recipes with it and Echor Chingri is one of them. Hello, I would also liek to request for your recipe of Shrimp Malakairi. Mainly a collection of Bengali Recipes with other kinds thrown in, in good measure. Cooked it for the first tym, following ur method, did away with the turmeric altogether. Bong Mom Predominantly a Bong, who loves being a Mom and loves to cook among other things for the li'l one and the big ones.She loves to write too and you will find her food spiced up with stories. Green jackfruit (Echor) is synonymous with summer and is widely available across India. Wash the echor properly and boil in hot water for 15-20 minutes. Thanks so much for the recipe. Pore shotti mon ta bhalo hoye gyalo. Will try out the recipe sometime as well. My paternal grandmother was a widow and my maternal grandfather was a widower, both long before my parents got married. Discard the water and keep the echor aside. Though it tasted ok, the consistency was not at all creamy but watery. A Snapshot of Bengali Cuisine View my complete profile They are too good. chingri macher malaikari ta darun dekhte hoeche. A win win option to keep both meal hemispheres happy.Echor, dalna,bangali, vegetarian, green jackfruit curry,simple bengali recipe Chingri Malai Curry or Prawn Malai Curry Recipe is easy simple recipe with abundance of flavour and tastes yum. It is strange how even in today's society we follow these age old traditions never questioning them. :))Lot of info and photos, great job! I came here thru that book and I am almost in love with your writing skills. It's Sri from daavat...what could be the problem?Is it happening to everyone? Can you please tell me how much coconut milk is needed? I always thought shrimps in USA are prawns in India, but there is more to it, it seesmCheck this site for a better answerhttp://www.phillyburbs.com/pb-dyn/news/105-05262004-306625.htmlCheck this for a scientific diffference http://www.museum.vic.gov.au/Infosheets/10295.pdfBut whatever "Prawn malaikari" souds way better than "Shrimp Malaikari" :). Even in my generation, widows do not attend weddings as one of the other commenter mentioned. Hi, I prepared this dish for dinner tonite and my hubby just could not stop taking 2nd,3rd,4th helpings:)) which is a gr8 compliment as he normally does not like the sweetness of malai curry..btw,i too could not stop taking multiple helpings..hehehe..Thank u for a deliciousss and detailed recipe!! Sandeepa, you are such a sweetheart! We make variety of sandesh that includes narkoler sandesh (coconut fudge), chhanar sandesh (cottage cheese fudge) and khirer sandesh. It worked so well that I decided to write to you.Thanks you have got a new admirer to your blog.Regards,Jai. I made this dish and it tasted awesome. Mainly a collection of Bengali Recipes with other kinds thrown in, in good measure. On Saturday’s she used to cook the Jackfruit without using any onion, garlic or shrimp. v nice write up, sandeepa! I hope you will be nice and not Spam. Can't wait to read it :)Cheers,Aar Bee. :). Blog Contents and Pictures (c)2006 BongCookBook. Yep I did :(. Echorer dalna is a delicious Bengali curry made during early summers. I keep reading your posts :) and this one I am surely going to try .. By the way - I love cooking and reading cook blogs :). Can you please let me know if the coconut milk can be added in the end to avoid this scene?Thanks! Check this blog for further updates. Beautiful pics too. I read you blog all the time and recently bought your book too. I have been an ardent follower of your blog. Jackfruit or Echor is a delicacy which has a permanent place in the vegetarian buffet section of the Bengali weddings and always cooked when you are serving vegetarian guests a Bengali meal. I really like the photos that accompany your write ups. You should add Oil as part of Ingredients needed and this dish tastes best when cooked with Mustard Oil as traditionally dine in Bengali homes. Add 2 cups of water, salt and let it bring to boil. To cut the story short, I happily obliged and cooked this bhapa chingri or steamed prawn in microwave. Did you use canned or fresh ? Realised onek gulo post miss kore gechi!Amar Thamma had only one weakness ... fish. wow this dish looks tasty...as a newbie to bengali food, i'm glad that the dish isn't too difficult to make. your effort adds a whole new dimension to my repertoire and ive got to thank you for that. Lau-chingri or shrimp-bottle gourd is a famous bong dish, something that your grandma made for you. Mainly a collection of Bengali Recipes with other kinds thrown in, in good measure. Mainly a collection of Bengali Recipes with other kinds thrown in, in good measure. My email ID is nandita_ch1985@yahoo.in. Ingredient . Will surely try it out and let u know. Mridula C. Milk cannot be added in the end as it is what makes the gravy. Hi Sandeepa Didi...I tried this recipe step and step and you wont believe, my husband loved and relished each and every drop of the gravy....The color, the flavor and the exact balance of coconut with spices.. simply awesome !! Sorry I couldn't do it earlier due to health related family emergency. Tomar boi ta Flipkart e order korecchi, ei week er modheye chole ashbe. Keep it up. :) :). mystic,hope everything is well nowlakshmithanks :)MGood question. Naska Videos 427,651 views I will definitely try this one.Thanks for stopping by my blog. Like the easy humour in your writing. If not the food at least the sleeping etc. i'll have to try this soon! Thanks a lot for the recipe! Saw the begun chingri post, but chose to make this, with fresh coriander leaves added to the onions while making it a paste. Is not the name "malai" curry came from malai or curd or yogurt...?? This comment has been removed by the author. This is a sure keep..big hit :) thanks for introducing to Bengali cuisine.. My family, unlike yours, were quite rigid about observing the tradition. Thanks for your Comments. Homemade sandesh (fudge) is pure nostalgia. That sounds delicious, thank you. Any festival or any occasion, sandesh is a must almost in every Bengali household. Echor recipe is one of the most popular topics among Bengali kids because most of them get fooled with it. :) Think now even i can immitate the rich aroma , which use to welcome us in ma's kitchen.Thanks a ton for the wonderful recipe..it rocks! )stumbled on your site while looking for chingrimacher malaicurry and im over the moon to have found "Bong Moms Cookbook"- subscribed straightaway..your malaicurry recipe is so easy to make and yummm. nice golden prawns pic too! I mixed and match both the recipe and made my own. Add ghee and garam masala powder, cover the pan and give 10 minutes standing time. Thanks for sharing the story too, I never knew such food strictness existed specifically for widows, it's always interesting to read stuff like this. Echor recipe is quite like Mutton curries prepared with onion, garlic and spices. A good repository for my weekend dinner party surroundings and never understood these strange rules.. gave... 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