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Posted by on Apr 4, 2012 in Prawn, Vegetables | 1 comment

Indian Spinach with Pumpkin / kumra Pui shak

Indian Spinach with Pumpkin / kumra Pui shak

Indian spinach (pui shak) is my favourite leafy vegetables. I use pumpkin with Indian spinach here which gives little bit sweetness in this dish. Instead of pumpkin you can use sweet potato (kumara). Ingredients: • 500 grams Indian spinach • 150 gram pumpkin(large diced) • 150 grams prawn (peeled) • ½ medium onion sliced • 2 tablespoon coconut cream or ½ cup milk(optional) • ¼ turmeric powder • 3-4 green chillies sliced • 1 bay leaf • 2 tablespoon oil • Salt to taste     How to cook: 1. Remove the leaf from stem and cut stem into 1.5˝ pieces. Wash leaf and stem thoroughly and drain the water. 2. Heat the pan with oil and add onion and fry onion till it becomes transparent. 3. Add prawn and bay leaf, when it changes the colour; add coconut cream, green chillies, turmeric salt. 4. When oil is separated, add Indian spinach pieces and pumpkin with 1/2 cup water and cook it till it becomes tender. 5. Check the salt

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Posted by on Mar 12, 2012 in Fish, Iftar Recipes, Prawn, Snacks | 1 comment

Chingri Bora / Prawn Fritter

Chingri Bora / Prawn Fritter

Chingri Bora / Prawn Fritter By Rownak Jahan, March 12, 2012 Prep Time: 15 minutes Cook time: 25 minutes Yield: 12-14 Long time I haven’t posted anything. Sorry for my silence  and hopefully I will be regular from now. In this recipe I use fresh grated coconut. Instead of fresh grated coconut you can use 2 tablespoons desiccated coconut soaked in 1 tablespoon coconut milk/milk. Ingredients: • 150 gram prawns • 2 tablespoons red lentil • 3 tablespoon grated coconut • 1 medium onion sliced • 4 green chillies chopped • ¼ teaspoon turmeric powder • 2 tablespoon coriander leaves chopped • Salt to taste • Oil for deep fry     How to make: 1. Soak lentil about ½ hour in water and drain water thoroughly. 2. Make paste of lentil, coconut and prawn and mix rest of things with it. 3. Heat the pan with oil. When oil is ready add make flat fritter and put on oil carefully (you can use spoon and don’t squeeze the mix).

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Posted by on Feb 15, 2012 in Fish, Prawn | 7 comments

Chingri Malai Curry / Prawn Curry with Coconut Milk

Chingri Malai Curry / Prawn Curry with Coconut Milk

Ingredients: Chingri Malai Curry / Prawn Curry with Coconut Milk By Rownak Jahan, February 15, 2012Prep Time: 15 minutes Cook time: 20 minutes Yield: 6 serves Ingredients: • 6 prawns(1.2 kg) • 1 medium onion sliced • 200 grams coconut milk • 1 teaspoon chilli powder • !/4 teaspoon turmeric powder • 1 teaspoon ginger paste • 1 teaspoon garlic paste • 1 tablespoon onion paste • 1” cinnamon stick • 3-4 cloves • 4-6 green chillies • 4 tablespoon oil • 1 teaspoon sugar • Salt to taste How to make: 1. Clean the prawn and devein those. 2. Heat the pan with oil and fry the onion sliced cinnamon and clove till it becomes transparent. 3. Add prawns, rest of spices, 75 gram coconut milk and ½ cup water(except green chilli and sugar) and cook it under closed lid about 5-7minutes.( need to turn over the prawns in between)     4. Add coconut milk, sugar and chillies and cook 1-2 minutes. 5. Check the salt and remove

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Posted by on Jan 30, 2012 in Fish, Prawn, Vegetables | 4 comments

Chingri Kochur Loti / Colocasia stem with Prawn

Chingri Kochur Loti / Colocasia stem with Prawn

Sometimes I feel that I am using too much ingredients. But I think that most of my ingredients are frozen and frozen goods need little extra spice. Today my main ingredients kochur loti / colocasia stem. No , I don’t get fresh one here. So I will work with frozen kochur loti / colocasia stem. Ingredients: • 400 gram kochir loti / colocasia stem • 120 gram peel prawn • ½ medium onion sliced • 4-6 green chillies • ¼ teaspoon turmeric powder • 3 clove garlic chopped • 1 teaspoon hot English mustard paste • 1 tablespoon coconut cream • 3 tablespoon oil • Salt to taste       How to make: 1. Put frozen packet of kochir loti / colocasia stem in drainer and place under running water. When it defrosts, keep aside. 2. Heat pan with oil and fry the onion till it becomes transparent. 3. Add turmeric, garlic, coconut, mustard and salt and saute it till oil is separated. 4. Add prawn and cook 1-2

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Posted by on Jan 19, 2012 in Fish, Prawn, Vegetables | 12 comments

Data Chingri

Data Chingri

Data Chingri By Rownak Jahan, January 19, 2012 Prep Time: 8 minutes Cook time: 25 minutes Yield: Serve: 4-6 Ingredients: • 300 grams data • 150 gram pumpkin • 150 gram peeled prawn • ½ medium onion sliced • 2 tablespoon onion paste • 1 teaspoon chilli powder • ¼ teaspoon turmeric powder • 1 bay leaf • ½ teaspoon roasted cumin powder(optional) • 3 tablespoon oil • Salt to taste How to cook: 1. Cut data into 1.5″ pieces and wash it. 2. Cut pumpkin like the picture and wash it. 3. Heat the pan with oil and add the onion. 4. Cook the onion till it becomes transparent. 5. Add bay leaf, turmeric, chilli, onion paste and salt and cook it till oil comes out. 6. Add prawn and cook 2 minutes. 7. Add data, pumpkin and 2 cups water and cook it till data becomes tender. 8. Add cumin powder and check the salt. Remove from the stove. 9. Serve data chingri with rice.  

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Posted by on Jan 16, 2012 in Bhorta/Mash, Fish, Prawn, Top Ten Recipes: Must See | 12 comments

Chingri Shutki Bhorta/ Spicy Dry Prawn Mash

Chingri Shutki Bhorta/ Spicy Dry Prawn Mash

Chingri Shutki Bhorta/ Spicy Dry Prawn Mash By Rownak Jahan, January 16, 2012Prep Time: 20 minutes Cook time: 2 minutes Yield: Serve:6-8 Dry prawn is available in Asian grocery. Ingredients: • 120 gram dry small prawn • 2 medium sliced onion • 2 tablespoon thin sliced garlic • 2 green chillies chopped • 3-4 dry chillies • 2 teaspoon thin sliced onion • 1 tablespoon chopped coriander leaves • 2 tablespoon mustard oil • 2 tablespoon oil • Salt to taste       How to make: 1. Roast the prawn and make it powder. 2. Fry dry chillies in oil and keep aside. 3. In same oil fry 2 sliced medium onions till it becomes golden brown and keep aside. 4. In same oil fry garlic and keep aside. 5. Now mix all things together with mustard oil. 6. Serve chingri shutki bhorta/ Spicy dry prawn mash with hot rice.  

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Posted by on Jan 11, 2012 in Prawn, Vegetables | 10 comments

Data Shak bhaja/ Bangladeshi Fried Leafy Vegetables

Data Shak bhaja/ Bangladeshi Fried Leafy Vegetables

In Bangladesh we normally use small prawn for vegetables but where I am living small prawn is nt available. So I find the alternative to chop the large prawn. Instead of coconut paste you can use desiccated coconut and coconut cream . Those are handy to me. In this way you can cook radish leaf, kolmi shak and other hard leafy vegetables. Again I use sugar because it enhances taste. Though I wrote it as a Bangladeshi leafy vegetables, it is available in all Asian grocery. Ingredients: • 500 gram Data Shak • 1 medium onion sliced • 1 teaspoon garlic chopped • 7-8 large prawn chopped • 1 tablespoon coconut paste(optional) • 3-4 green chillies • 1/6 teaspoon turmeric • 1 teaspoon sugar (optional) • 2 tablespoon oil • Salt to taste       How to cook: 1. We will take only leaves and wash the leaves 3-4 times. 2. Chop it like the picture and keep aside. 3. Heat the pan with oil on medium high and

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Posted by on Dec 16, 2011 in Fish, Prawn, Vegetables | 4 comments

Bottle Gourd with Prawn/ Lau Chingri

Bottle Gourd with Prawn/ Lau Chingri

Bottle gourd /lau is an unique vegetable. I was shocked when I found that Bottle gourd/ lau is originated from Africa not from Asia. But it is used widely in Bangladeshi cuisine. Here I am giving bottle Gourd with Prawn/ lau chingri of the easiest recipe which you never go wrong. In the list of ingredients you can see that I use sugar. Don’t get shocked about it. Sugar is used as a taste enhancer in Bangladesh and other countries. Hope you will like. Ingredients: • 800 grams bottle gourd • 150 grams peeled prawn or to your taste • ½ medium sliced onion • 1 tablespoon onion paste • ¼ turmeric powder • 1 and ½ teaspoon chilli powder • 1 bay leaf • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh coriander leaves • 1 teaspoon sugar (optional) • 3 tablespoon oil • Salt to taste How to cook: 1. First peel the bottle gourd and cut into small pieces. 2. Wash bottle gourd and keep aside. 3. Heat the pan with

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