Sunday, July 24, 2016

Shrimp in Bottle Gourd - World class Bengali cuisine

Bengali cuisine not yet get its due acceptance to global gourmets, since lack of presentation. This, Shrimp in Bottle Gourd, is such a nice recipe that, if presented before global gourmets, it definitely get appreciation.
Let's see how! 

For 4 persons you need 
Ingredients - 
250 gm small shrimp
1 Kg Bottle Gourd (small squarely chopped)
2-3 bay leaf
1 tsp cumin seed
2 tsp turmeric powder
1 tsp ginger paste
1 tsp coriander powder
1 tsp cumin powder 
1/2 tsp dry red chili powder
1tsp poppy seed and 1 tsp sesame seed paste
2 tbsp grated coconut, 
4-5 green chili (slit )
50 gm Mustard oil
2 tsp cow ghee
1 tsp dry roasted cumin powder
salt to taste

Method - 
Get the shrimps washed and rinsed. Fry the shrimps with little salt and 1/2 tsp turmeric powder. set aside.
Get the bottle gourd small squarely chopped. Now heat oil in a pan. 
Add 2-3 bay leaf, 1 tsp cumin seed. Put the chopped bottle gourd. 
Put on a lid. Let it boil and ooze out moisture. 
When get boiled. open the lid. Keep aside the boiled gourd.
Now, add 2 tsp oil in the pan. Add 1 tsp ginger paste, 1 tsp coriander powder, 1 tsp cumin powder, 1/2 tsp dry red chili powder, mix well. Add little water to prevent the masala get burnt. 
Add  1 tsp poppy seed and 1 tsp sesame seed pasted together,
2 tsp grated coconut, 4-5 slit green chili. mix and cook for 4 minutes. 
Now add boiled gourds and fried shrimps.
Put on a lid. Cook till all the moisture dried up.
When moisture dries up, open the lid. Add 2 tsp cow ghee, 2 tsp dry roasted cumin powder. Stir and mix.
Take off from flame. 
Your Shrimp in Bottle Gourd is ready. 
Serve this delicious dish at regular meal!

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