Prawns with coconut milk

This is one of my favourite main course dish. The dish is really tasty dish and I prepare this at home almost regularly. Bengalis call this dish as “chigri macher malaikari” – one of the most loved recipe among them.

Prawns – 250 gms
Onion – 2 medium sized and pasted
Ginger paste – 1 teaspoon
Resins – 2-3 teaspoons
Beaten curd – 3-4 teaspoons
Sugar and salt – to taste
Ghee – 1 teaspoon
Oil – 1 teaspoon
Coconut milk – 1/2 cup

Marinate the prawns with turmeric powder and fry it slightly. Take ghee and oil together in a frying pan and add all the above ingredients, except the coconut milk and salt, and saute it well. Now add the fried prawns and mix well. Add salt to it and stir well. Once the gravy becomes a bit thicker, add the coconut milk and bring it to boil. Sprinkle a little bit of garam masala and the tasty prawn is ready to go to your plates.

Noodles pakoda – a tasty snacks

This is one of my favourite snack item. This is solely an experiment by my better half. An evening snack with a difference. Try it out – am sure you too will like it.

Noodles – 1 bowl (soaked in water for sometime)
Egg – 2
Onion – 2 medium sized (chopped)
Green chili – 2 (finely chopped)
Salt – to taste

Soak the noodles in water for some time. Take the soaked noodles in a bowl and add eggs, chopped onions, green chili and salt. Mix well. Take oil in a frying pan. Make small balls out of the mixture and deep fry till it attains a texture of light golden brown. Serve it hot with ketchup and enjoy it with a cup of coffee. It will be crispy and tasty snack for the evening.
Thinking that what if you are vegetarian? No worries!! You can use besan in place of eggs.Simple!!

Chicken chat – a unique snack item

Have you got an untimely guest who have come without intimation. You are thinking what you can treat them with that can be prepared in less time? Here is the solution for that. This snack item is really a nice one and quick to prepare. I’ve tried it at home and it came out really well.

Few chicken pieces (may be 4-5 medium ones – boiled & cut in small cubes)
Tomato – 2 medium sized and chopped
2 medium Boiled Potato – cut in small cubes
Onions – 2 medium sized and chopped
Green chili – 2 teaspoon (chopped)
Fried jeera powder – 2 teaspoon
Red chili powder – 1/2 teaspoon
Black pepper powder – 1/2 teaspoon
Amchur powder – 1 teaspoon (but not mandatory)
Chat masala – 1 teaspoon
Lemon juice – 2-3 teaspoon (you can put according to your taste)
Chopped coriander leaves
Salt – To taste

Take boiled potato and the chicken pieces along with tomato and onions. Add the chopped green chili and all the powder masala along with salt and lemon juice. Mix it well and thoroughly and keep in fridge for sometime. Take it out, sprinkle some chopped coriander leaves and serve it. You can keep a boiled egg in the middle, for garnishing.