Non veg

Enchor Chingri

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Today I am sharing another popular dish of the Bengali cuisine, Enchor Chingri. It’s a curry in which Enchor i.e. raw jackfruit is cooked along with prawns and potatoes ( optional). It is quite a common dish cooked in the bengali’s kitchen especially during the spring season when the enchor or raw jackfruit is available, because by the time summer season begins these fruits starts ripening and availability of raw jackfruit is difficult. However, vegetarians could also cook and have this dish by just excluding the prawns and keeping the remaining recipe same. I would suggest you to try this recipe in your kitchen atleast for once and I’m sure that you will love this.
I also have some other recipes of raw jackfruit that I will share with you all in future. So, keep visiting my site for such recipes. For now, lets quickly take a look at the recipe for making Enchor Chingri.

Ingredients

Raw jackfruit 500 gm cleaned and cut into cubes
Potatoes 2 medium cut into cubes of same size as that of the jackfruit
Prawns 300 gm cleaned and washed
Onion 1 medium sized sliced
Tomato 1 small chopped
Ginger paste 1 tbsp
Green chilli paste 1/2 tbsp
Garlic 2 to 4 cloves crushed
Bay leaf 1
Dry red chilli whole 1
Cinnamon 1” stick
Cardamom 4 or 5
Cloves 4 or 5
Cumin seeds 1 tsp
Turmeric powder ½ + ½ + 1 tsp
Kashmiri red chilli powder 2 tsp
Cumin powder ½ tbsp
Coriander powder 1 tsp
Black pepper powder 1 tsp
Garam masala powder 1 tsp
Salt as per taste
Sugar as per taste
Ghee 2 tsp
Mustard oil 2 + 4 tbsp

Procedure

• Pressure cook the jackfruit with a little bit of salt and 2 cups of water to 1 whistle at high flames and then release pressure. Strain out the water and keep the jackfruit aside
• Marinate the prawns with ½ tsp turmeric powder and a little bit of salt and keep aside
• Heat 2 tbsp of oil in a pan at medium high flames. Once it gets heated, add the prawns one by one in a single layer and fry these from both sides until they turn golden color. Once fried, remove the prawns from the pan and keep aside
• Heat remaining oil in a kadhai at medium high flames. Once heated, add ½ tsp turmeric powder, stir and mix well with the oil and then add the potatoes. Fry these until they turn light golden brown in color. Once fried strain out the potatoes from the oil and keep aside
• In the same oil of the kadhai, add the whole spices and sauté for few seconds. Then add the sliced onion and stir and fry until these turns golden brown in color
• Then add the chopped tomatoes and stir and cook until the tomatoes turn mushy
• Next, add the green chilli paste and mix and sauté for few seconds until its raw smell disappears
• Add ginger paste and crushed garlic and mix and sauté for few seconds until the raw smell of the ginger garlic disappears
• In a small bowl, add remaining turmeric powder, Kashmiri red chilli powder, black pepper powder, cumin powder, coriander powder, salt, sugar and 2 tbsp water and mix well to make a fine smooth spice mixture
• Once the raw smell of ginger garlic disappears, add the prepared spice mixture and mix well with the other ingredients. Roasts the spices until oil starts separating from them. If the spiced gets too dry add a little bit of water and roast
• Then, add the potatoes and stir and mix well with the spices. Cook the potatoes for about ½ a minute with occasional stirring.
• Then add the jackfruit and stir and mix well and roast for ½ a minute along with the other ingredients. Remember to add a little bit of water if it gets too dry while roasting
• Then add 2 small cups of water and stir and mix well. Increase the flames to maximum and bring the water to a boil. Once the water starts boiling, reduce the flames to medium low and cover and cook for about 10 to 12 minutes or until the potatoes and jackfruit gets cook perfectly
• Then, remove cover and add the prawns. Stir and mix well and again cover and cook for a minute
• Remove cover add ghee and garam masala powder and mix well. Switch off the flames and allow the curry to rest for a while.
• Enchor Chingri is ready to be served. Serve it hot with rice or plain pulao and enjoy.

Shorshe murgi (chicken is mustard gravy)

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Shorshe murgi or chicken in mustard gravy is yet another chicken dish which is easy to make and yummy in taste. Shorshe murgi requires Only few ingredients which are generally easily available in our kitchen.
So lets go through the recipe for making shorshe murgi.

Ingredients

Chicken 750 gm medium sized pieces
Curd 3 tbsp
Ginger paste 1 tsp
Garlic paste 1 tsp
Mustard paste 3 to 4 tbsp
Onion 1 medium sized sliced
Green chilli 4 or 5 whole
Turmeric powder 1/4th tsp
Kashmiri red chilli powder ½ tbsp
Salt as per taste
Sugar 1 pinch or 1/4th tsp
Mustard oil 3 + 1 tbsp

Procedure

• Take curd, ginger garlic paste, turmeric powder, Kashmiri red chilli powder, salt in a mixing bowl and mix well.
• add the chicken pieces to the mixing bowl and rub and coat well with the mixture. Rest the marinated chicken in the fridge for at least 4 hrs or overnight if possible.
• Bring the marinated chicken out of the fridge and wait until it comes to the room temperature
• Now heat 3 tbsp oil in a kadhai at medium high flames. Once heated, add the sliced onion and stir and fry for about a minute or until their colour changes a little
• Now add the chicken along with the marinade and stir and cook uncovered for about 7 to 10 minutes or until most of the juices released by the chicken have evaporated
• Now add the mustard paste, sugar and mix well with the cooking chicken. Stir and cook for a minute and then add a cup of warm water. Stir well and bring the gravy to a boil by increasing the flames to maximum
• Once the gravy starts boiling, reduce the flames to medium and cover. Cook the chicken covered for about 5 to 7 minutes or until the chicken is cooked well.
• Now, remove cover stir well, add the green chillies and spread the remaining mustard oil all over the gravy
• Reduce the flames to minimum and cover and cook for a minute more and then switch off the flames
• Rest the chicken for some time and then your shorshe murgi or chicken in mustard gravy is ready to be served.
• Serve hot shorshe murgi with preferably plain rice and enjoy.

Healthy Chicken Stew Recipe

Today I thought of starting our dinner with a healthy, steaming hot chicken stew. I believe, this easy to cook recipe will add a healthy starter to everyone’s meal.

Ingredients 

Chicken 300 gm, cut into medium pieces 

Onion 1 small, sliced

Garlic 3 or 4 cloves, finely chopped 

Carrots 1 medium, cut into long pieces

French beans 12 to 15, cut into halves

Potato 1 medium, cut into long pieces

Turmeric powder 1/2 tsp

Black pepper powder 2 tsp

Salt as per taste

Milk 3/4th of a cup

Oil 2 tsp

Procedure

  • take the chicken pieces in a pressure cooker, add 3 cups water, some salt and pressure cook it to 1 whistle at high flames. Release pressure and keep the chicken pieces separately from the stock
  • heat the oil in a non stick pan at medium high flames. Once hot add the onion and sauté untill it turns translucent 
  • then, add the chopped garlics and sauté for 1/2 minute
  • add the vegetables, turmeric powder, some salt and stir and fry the vegetables untill half cooked. Be cautious while add salt as you have already add some salt to make the chicken stock
  • Add the chicken pieces, black pepper powder and stir and mix well with the cooking vegetable. Stir and cook for another minute
  • then, add the chicken stock and stir and bring it to a boil at high flames. Once it starts boiling, reduce the flames to medium low and cover and cook for 3 to 5 minutes
  • open cover, add the milk and mix well. Once the stew starts boiling after adding the milk, switch off the flames.
  • hot chicken stew is ready to be served.

Dhaniya murgh ( coriander chicken )

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Dhaniya murgh is quite a popular Indian dish in which the chicken is cooked in a gravy of coriander leaves paste. However, cooks have cooked it in various ways following their own recipe. So, today I am going to share my way of preparing this dish. Hope you will like it.

Let’s go through the main recipe.

Ingredients

Chicken 600 gm cut into medium pieces

Fresh coriander leaves a hand full

Onion 2 medium sized sliced

Green chillies 3 or 4

Ginger paste 1/2 tbsp

Garlic 4 or 5 cloves crushed

Turmeric powder 1/4th tsp

Red chilli powder 1 tsp

Coriander powder 1 and 1/2 tsp

Kasuri methi powder 1 tsp

Dry red chilli 1

Cinnamon 1″ stick

Cardamom 3 or 4

Cloves 3 or 4

Coriander seeds 1 and 1/2 tsp

Curd 2 tbsp

Fresh cream 1/2 tbsp

Salt as per taste

Oil 3 tbsp

Procedure

  • Marinate the chicken with curd, ginger paste, crushed garlic, turmeric powder, red chilli powder and salt and refrigerate for minimum 6 hrs or overnight.
  • Grind the coriander leaves along with green chillies and a little bit of water to make a fine paste
  • Heat oil in a kadhai at medium high flames. Once heated temper it with the whole spices
  • Add the onion slices and fry these until they turn golden in colour but not brown.
  • Add the marinated chicken and stir and cook for about a minute
  • Now cover and cook at medium high flames until the chicken leaves it’s moisture
  • Once the chicken leaves it’s juices, open cover and cook until most of the juices have evaporated, with occasional stirring
  • add coriander powder and mix well. Stir and cook until oil starts leaving the spices
  • At this stage, add the prepared coriander leaves paste and mix well. Stir and cook for a minute and then add about 1/2 a cup of warm water
  • Once the gravy starts boiling, reduce the flames to minimum and cover and cook for about 3 to 5 minutes or until the chicken gets cooked well
  • Remove cover and add the kasuri methi powder and stir and mix well
  • Finally add the fresh cream, give a good mix and switch of the flames
  • Cover and let the curry rest for a minute and then serve hot dhaniya murgh with any dish of your choice.


Bengali style egg omelette curry

Hello my dear friends and fellows! Welcome back to my space Dish Of Delight once again. I hope you all are enjoying Sunday with family and friends.

Today I am sharing a simple Bengali style egg curry recipe in which we first make egg omelettes and then use them as an ingredient in the curry. So let’s start with the recipe.

Ingredients

Eggs 6

Potatoes 2 medium sized cut into 1” cubes

Onion 2 and 1/2 medium sized ( 1 finely chopped + 1 and 1/2 sliced )

Tomato 1 small chopped

Green chilli 3 or 4 chopped

Garlic 3 or 4 crushed

Ginger paste 1/2 tbsp

Green chilli paste 1/2 tbsp

Bay leaf 1

Cumin seeds 1 tsp

Turmeric powder 1/2 + 1/2 tsp

Red chilli powder 1 tsp

Cumin powder 1/2 tsp

Coriander powder 1 tsp

Black pepper powder 1/2 tsp

Garam masala powder 1 tsp

Salt as per your taste

Oil 2 tbsp + 6 tsp + 1 tbsp

Procedure

  • Divide the chopped onion and the chopped green chillies into 3 equal parts
  • in a bowl, break and add 2 eggs, one part each of the chopped onion and green chillies, add a little salt and beat well
  • now heat 2 tsp oil in a frying pan at medium flames. Once heated, add the beaten egg and fry the omelette. Make two folds to look like a flattened roll. Cut the omelette roll into halves and remove from the pan and keep aside in a plate. The omelette should not be over fried.
  • this way make the egg omelettes taking 2 eggs at a time. So there should be a total of 6 half pieces of omelette. Once done keep the omelettes aside in a plate
  • heat 1 tbsp of oil in a kadhai at medium high flames. Once heated, add 1/2 tsp turmeric powder, mix with the oil and then add the potato cubes. Fry these untill they turns golden colour. Remove the fried potatoes from the kadhai and keep aside
  • add the remaining oil in the same kadhai and once heated, temper it with the whole spices.
  • add the sliced onion and fry untill it turns golden brown in colour.
  • add the chopped tomatoes and stir and cook untill the tomatoes turn mushy
  • now add ginger paste, crushed garlic, green chilli paste and sauté the spices untill their raw smell disappears
  • then, add all the powder spices except the garam masala, salt as per your taste, about 1 or 2 tbsp of warm water and sauté and roast the all spices untill oil starts separating from them
  • at this stage add the fried potatoes and stir and mix well with the roasting spices. Keep roasting for one more minute
  • then add 1 and 1/2 cups of hot water and stir and mix well. Bring it to a boil
  • now reduce the flames to medium low and cover and cook for about 5 to 7 minutes
  • remove cover and give a good stir. Check and adjust the salt in the curry.
  • then add omelettes in the curry in a single layer. Do not stir. Reduce the flames to minimum and cover and let cook for 1/2 a minute
  • remove cover, gently flip the omelettes to the other side, spread the garam masala powder all over the curry and cover again.
  • Switch off the flames and let the curry rest for some time and then serve hot with steamed rice or roti or any dish of your choice.

Hot n sour soup noodles

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My daughter is very much fond of soups, noodles and soupy noodles. So, instead of purchasing the ready to cook packs of soups or soup noodles, I prefer to prepare it at home for her. Though it’s an easy process of just adding water and cooking for 2 or 3 minutes, yet investing a little more time in fully preparing it at home, gives me the satisfaction of my child’s healthy eating.

So, today I am sharing the recipe of my baby’s favourite, hot n sour soup noodles.

Ingredients

Noodles 1/2 cup ( I prefer egg noodles but for my vegetarians friends, I would suggest the plain atta noodles)

Egg 1 optional

Garlic 3 or 4 cloves minced

Onion 1/2 medium sized finely chopped

Carrots finely chopped 2 tbsp

French beans finely chopped 2 tbsp

Green peas 1/4th of a cup

Cabbage finely shredded 2 tbsp or 1/4th cup

Vegetable stock 1 and 1/2 cups

Soya sauce 1/2 tbsp

Cooking vinegar 2 tsp

Black pepper powder 2 tsp

Corn starch 1 tbsp

Salt as per taste

Oil 2 or 3 tsp

Procedure

  • Heat oil in a kadhai or wok at medium high flames. Once heated, add the garlic and sauté for 3 to 4 seconds
  • add the chopped onion and stir and cook for 1/2 a minute
  • add the other chopped veggies and stir, mix and cook for 2 to 3 minutes at this heat
  • add salt and pepper and mix well
  • add the soya sauce, stir and mix well for 1/2 a minute
  • add vinegar, mix well and then add the vegetable stock. Bring it to a boil
  • now, add the noodles mix well and cover and cook for 4 to 6 minutes at medium low flames
  • while the noodles is getting cooked, in a small bowl, take the corn starch, add 1 and 1/2 tbsp water and mix well. In another bowl, break and add the egg and beat well. Keep both of this ready
  • open cover of the cooking soup noodles, stir well and slowly add the egg by light stirring
  • finally, add the corn starch with constant stirring. Once the soup thickens switch off the flames.
  • hot and sour soup noodles is ready to be served.

Bengali egg roll

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We crave for special snacks during the weekend evenings. So today, I thought of making egg rolls as Sunday evening delight. These are the popular street side snacks of Bengal and most sought after ones. Let’s go through the recipe of the Bengali egg roll.

Ingredients

Refined flour or maida 5 tbsp

Wheat flour or atta 3 tbsp

Eggs 4

Onions 2 medium sized sliced

Cucumber 1 medium chopped

Green chillies 4 or 5 chopped

Salt 1/2 + as per taste

Tomato sauce as per need

Chilli sauce as per need

Mustard sauce as per need

Oil 1 tbsp + enough for frying the paranthas

Procedure

  • In a mixing bowl, take maida, atta, 1/2 tsp salt and mix well. Then add 1 tbsp oil and rub well with the flour and mix.
  • Then add normal water little by little with continuous mixing and knead it to a semi soft dough
  • Pat some oil on top of the dough and cover and rest it for about 15 to 20 minutes
  • Now take the dough and knead it again for few seconds. Divide the dough into 4 equal parts
  • Take each part and roll it into paranthas. The paranthas should neither be too thin nor too thick. Take the help of some dry flour if required
  • Now heat a non stick tawa at medium high flames. Once the tawa gets heated enough, half cook the paranthas one at a time from both sides without oil. This time the parantha’s colour should not change
  • This way cook all the paranthas and keep aside
  • In the same tawa, heat one tsp of oil. Beat an egg with a pinch of salt and put it in the tawa. Tilt the tawa from all sides a little so that the egg gets spread evenly.
  • Now place one paranthas on top of the egg and press a little with the spatula. Brush some oil on the upper part of the parantha and flip it. Let it fry from the other side till light brown spots appear
  • Remove the egg layered parantha from the tawa and in the same way prepare all the other four paranthas
  • Now take one egg layered parantha at a time with the side having the egg layer facing up. Place some chopped cucumber, some chopped green chillies, some sliced onion, all the three sauces on half part of the parantha and start rolling from the part containing the filling
  • Wrap the roll with a parchment paper and your egg roll is ready. This way make all the 4 rolls and serve hot.


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