We eat many small fish in Bangladesh as they do in Thailand and Cambodia. Different types come in different sizes. The smallest being Khesri, which is only between 1 and 2 cm long. And by small I mean small. Haven’t a clue what it’s called in any other language. They are just 1 cm long and you eat them in a fish curry with thousands of them. I guess these are impossible to de-gut but I’ll ask my mum tomorrow.
There are many different types anything from 1cm to 10cm long. You can buy them in London in frozen blocks in the Bangladeshi groceries all over the East End.
Here’s a delicious and easy way to prepare these mini crunchy starter snacks of Bengali cuisine.
The Tengra Mas before and after….! And the Aubergine Pepper Bazi.Heavenly or what!! 🙂
Categories: Bangladesh, Fish, Recipes, Uncategorized
Tags: aubergine, bazi, bengali fish, crispy, fried, fried fish, pepper, small fish, tengra mas, turmeric
So I’ve finally gotten round to posting the recipes from my last two posts. Here’s the first. It’s actually from taste very similar to the Bengali fried fish recipes that I’ve already posted! Fish sauce and lemongrass is not used for cooking in Bangladesh.
For this dish I tried ‘Trey Saw’ (white fish) for the first time. I picked them up at the largest market here in Siem Reap – ‘Psar Leu’ which is an amazement in itself!! I’ll do a post or two on the markets here in the future. (Just to make you foodies mouth water at all the fantastic food and cooking ingredients available here!!) I also used trey krung (‘khoi maas’ in Bengali) which I’ve done a post about in the past.
Trey Saw (White Fish)
Trey Krung (Khmoi Maas in Bengali and I have no idea in English
I’ve got loads of recipes and photos to share just from the past few weeks. I’ve more or less recovered from my dengue fever now.
In the last week I’ve been ever so busy that I haven’t been able to post anything. And I’d rather publish a proper post than boring facebook 3 liners about me brushing my teeth or going to the toilet. After spending almost a month sick mostly at home in bed feeling shi, I’m now well enough to go out and do stuff- so off course I am. I’ve been out with friends drinking 3 nights in a row. Funny when sick, one feels so poorly and shit. Then once healthy one chooses to drink lots in the evening and feel poorly and shit the next day?? Just one of many of life’s perpetual perplexities:-)
Two Days ago I made a dinner for 15-20 people. All Khmer friends. Now Khmer guests are a huge challenge. They are like my parents. They like only their own food, be it Khmer or Bengali; anything else is suspect. So this was very interesting. There’ll be a post about this soon:-)
This recipe ‘Black Pepper & Mustard Chicken Wings’ is one from my backlog. So in the coming week or two I will publish my huge dinner and other interesting things about my life here. Taking the photos and re-working them on Light room (I don’t have a clue about photoshop) takes so much time it’s unbelievable.
I love this picture-it’s good enough to eat!! 🙂
Categories: Poultry, Recipes, Uncategorized
Tags: black pepper, chicken, chicken wings, coriander, drumsticks, food, fried, fried chicken wings, mustard, sauce, spring onions, yellow mustard seeds
Here’s the recipe for the fried Chinese cabbage side dish that accompanied the bird curry I posted yesterday!!
Here’s the recipe for the 3 aubergine and pepper side dish-cooked Bengali style like in my family!
Categories: Bangladesh, Recipes, Vegan & Vegetarian
Tags: aubergine, bangladesh, bell pepper, chilli, coriander, eggplant, fried, slow fried, thai aubergine, Vegan & Vegetarian, vegetarian. Bengali style