May 10, 2013

With Love... from Kolkata

The moment I stepped down from Duronto I saw my father's worrying face finding me with my luggage and a big smile after he got to see me..It is always a good feeling to whenever I come to Kolkata..
No such thought of works , cooking, taking care of my daughter..I know Ma is there..And surprisingly she is always happy to do all these things for me.. So I feel always relaxed whenever I come here. This time I came to Kolkata after after a long time..Summer time.. so knowingly Kolkata is too hot this time.. More than Mumbai... Whatever I am going to enjoy my stay here with lots of shopping, hanging out with friends watching new releases Bengali films, photography and food..The best thing here is, that we eat a lot whenever we come to Kolkata than the other cities.  Like today Ma today cooked "Echor Chingri dalna ". It is too good.. and I loved it..


1.Green jackfruit 
3.Potato 1 big cut into medium pieces
4.Onion chopped 1 cup
5.Ginger garlic paste 2 tsp
6.Tomato chopped 1 cup
7.Green chili 1tsp chopped
8.Turmeric 1/2 tsp
9.Red chili pwd as per taste
10.Whole cumin seed 1/2 tsp
11.Bay leaf 1 big
12.Garam masala pwd  1/2 tsp
13.Salt & sugar as per taste
14.Mustard oil 4 tbsp


1>Make sure to rub oil in your hand before cutting green jack fruit to avoid sticky latex to stick to your hand. Skin off the Jack fruit and cut into small pieces. Heat a little water in a pan and when the water boils add the jack fruit. Cook till the jack fruit is tender. Drain and keep aside.
2>Clean the prawns and marinate with turmeric and salt and keep aside.
3>Now heat oil in a wok and fry prawns and potatoes and keep in a bowl.
4>In the same oil add bay leaf and cumin seed and fry for a while.
5>Then add chopped onion and fry till golden brown.
6>Add ginger garlic paste and stir fry for 5 mins.
7>Add turmeric, Green chili and red chili pwd and again fry with 1 tsp of water.
8>Now add chopped tomatoes and cover the pan to soften the tomaotes.
9>When the tomatoes become soften open the lid and fry the masala very well till oil separates from the masala.
10>Add fried prwans,potatoes & boiled jackfruit and fry to mix the masala with them.
11.>After 5 mins add 2 cups of water to the mixture and covr the curry and simmer it to cook the potatoes very well.
12>When potatoes are well cooked pour the curry in a big serving bowl and sprinkle some garam masala and ghee.Serve the curry with steamed rice.

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