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Saturday, December 31, 2011

Oven Roasted Whole Chicken(আস্ত মুরগীর রোস্ট)

  1. Whole chicken-1 (around 2 and 1/2 lb)
  2. Red chili powder-1 ts
  3. Turmeric powder-1/2 ts
  4. Cumin powder-1 ts
  5. Garam mashala powder-1 ts
  6. Ginger paste-1 Tbs
  7. Garlic paste-1 Tbs
  8. Lemon juice-2 Tbs
  9. Plain yogurt-3 Tbs
  10. Carrot-1 (sliced)
  11. Potato-1 medium(cubed or long shape)
  12. Garlic cloves-10-12
  13. Onion-1 medium(cut into 4-6 pieces)
  14. Butter/oil-3 Tbs  
  15. Salt-1 and 1/2 ts or according to your taste
  1. Clean the chicken properly. Do not off the skin. Wash and drain water from inner side. Poke the chicken with knife or fork.
  2. Take a bowl. Add all powder and paste ingredients and lemon juice,salt and plain yogurt to the bowl. Mix well. Put the chicken on a oven proof pan. First apply butter/oil to the chicken well then apply the mixture to the chicken. Make sure the inside of the chicken gets coated with the mixture. For this you can separate the skin a little and apply the mixture between the skin and meat. (see the picture)  Fill the stomach of the chicken with carrot,potato,garlic cloves and onion.
  3. Fold the wings underneath and tie the chicken legs.Cover the chicken with plastic wrap and keep it for marinate around 3-4 hours.
  4. Preheat oven 350 f. Remove plastic wrap from the pan and cover it with a foil.
  5. Place the pan into the oven and bake it around 30 minutes. Then remove the pan from the oven and put the juice over the chicken with a spoon and turn the chicken over.Again place it in oven and bake another 30 minutes. Remove the foil from the pan and bake it another 15 minutes.By this time the chicken should turn brown.(If not take little longer time). Again remove the pan from the oven and turn the chicken over. Bake another 15 minutes. Remove chicken from the oven. Untie chicken legs.
  6. Place the chicken to a serving dish and serve hot.

Sunday, December 25, 2011

Dried Latia Fish Curry(লটিয়া শুঁটকির তরকারী)

  1. Dried Latia fish-50gm
  2. Potato- 2 medium size(cut in cube)
  3. Italian Green beans-50 gm(cut into 1 inch size pieces)
  4. Tomato - 1 medium size(cut in 4 pieces)
  5. Onion paste-4 ts
  6. Garlic paste- 2 ts
  7. Ginger paste - 2 ts
  8. Turmeric powder- 1 ts
  9. Cumin powder- 1 ts
  10. Red chili powder- 3 ts or to your taste
  11. Oil- 1/4 cup
  12. Salt- 1 ts or to your taste
  13. Cilantro (finely chopped)- 1 Tbs spoon (optional) 
  1. Cut the fish into about 1 inch size pieces. Soak the pieces into warm water for around 10 minutes and the wash it and drain the water. Cut the potatoes in the cube sizes, green beans to around 2 inches size pieces and tomato to 4 pieces.
  2. Heat the oil in a medium heat in a pan. Add all the paste and powder ingredients to the oil, and stir it. When oil starts to separate from the masala put the potato and beans in it and stir it to mix masala with the vegetable.
  3. Now add the fish pieces and stir carefully. You can add little bit water so that masala can not burn out.
  4. Keep all this in medium heat for about 10 minutes. Stir it occasionally (try to stir carefully so that fish pieces can not be broken.)
  5. After that add around 2 cups of warm water to it and bring it to a boil. Cover the pan and wait about 10 minutes. Then add the tomato pieces and cover the pan and cook for another 5 minutes. After that check the potato whether it is cooked or not. If not cook for another few minutes and then spread the chopped cilantro on the curry and turn off the heat.
  6. Server your curry hot with white rice. 

Saturday, December 24, 2011

Small Shrimp Fry (ছোট চিংড়ি ভাজি)

  1. Small shrimp-300 gm
  2. Onion-1 cup(chopped)
  3. Turmeric powder-1/2 ts
  4. Red chili powder-1/2 ts
  5. Green chili(slited)-5-6 pieces or your choice
  6. Oil-around 1/2 cup
  7. Salt-1 ts or according to your taste
  1. Clean and wash shrimp properly. Add turmeric powder, red chili powder, and 1/2 ts salt to the shrimp. Mix them well.
  2. Heat 1/2 oil in a pan. Add shrimp and fry around 5-7 minutes in medium heat. Remove the shrimp from the pan and set aside.
  3. Add remaining oil to the pan. Add chopped onion,green chili and remaining 1/2 ts salt and fry the onion until tender. Add fried shrimp and fry another 3-4 minutes.
  4. Remove from the pan and serve.

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Bibikhana Pitha (বিবিখানা পিঠা)

  1. Rice flour-2 cup
  2. Egg-4 pieces(beaten)
  3. Coconut-1 cup(grated)
  4. Sugar-1 cup or according to your taste
  5. Powder milk-3/4 cup
  6. Ghee-3/4 cup
  7. Cardamon powder-1/2 ts
  8. Water-1 cup
  9. Raisin and pista-few pieces for garnish
  10. Ghee-1 Tbs for brush the baking pan
  1. Heat a pan in medium heat. Fry rice flour around 2-3 minutes. Remove from the pan to a mixing bowl.
  2. Add all ingredients to the mixing bowl except raisin,pista and 1 Tbs ghee. Mix them well to make a smooth batter.
  3. Brush the baking pan and pour the batter in it and bake it in 200 f around 1 hour.(different oven may vary temperature. So, check it with a knife. Insert it into the pitha. If it comes out clean then your pitha is done. If it seems still liquid or sticky, keep it  in oven for another 5-10 minutes and check again.
  4. Cut it according to your desire shape,decorate with raisin and pista and serve.

Friday, December 2, 2011

Different Ways to Cook Beef (ভিন্ন স্বাদে গরুর মাংস)

  1. Beef-2 lb
  2. Rice flour-1/2 cup
  3. Onion-1 cup(chopped)
  4. Onion-2 Tbs(paste)
  5. Turmeric powder-1 and 1/2 ts
  6. Red chili powder-2 ts or according to your taste
  7. Cumin powder-1 ts
  8. Coriander powder-1 ts
  9. Garam mashala powder-1 ts
  10. Ginger paste-2 Tbs
  11. Garlic paste-2 Tbs
  12. Cardamom(elach)-5-6 pieces
  13. Cinnamon stick(darucini)-3-4 pieces
  14. Bay leaves(tejpata)-4 pieces
  15. Cumin seed-1 ts
  16. Green chili-5-6 pieces(slitted from middle)
  17. Oil-1 cup
  18. Salt-2 ts or according to your taste
  1. Cut beef into medium size. Wash and drain water.
  2. Add all powder and paste ingredients (except rice flour) and salt to the beef. Mix well and keep it around half an hour.
  3. Heat 1/2 cup oil in a pressure cooker. Add cardamom,cinnamon stick and 2 bay leaves. Stir for a while. Add 1/2 cup chopped onion and fry until tender. Add beef and stir well. Cook until all liquid evaporated. Add 1 cup hot water and bring it to boil. Cover the pressure cooker with lid and wait until 4 whistle comes out or around 15 minutes.(different pressure cooker varies time).
  4. Allow to cool the pressure cooker. Remove lid from the cooker. Add 4 cup hot water and bring it to boil. Take a bowl. Add 1 cup hot water in it and then add 1/2 cup rice flour. Mix well. Then slowly add the rice flour mixing water to the beef. Stir continuously to prevent burn at the bottom of the pan. Cook around 2/3 minutes. Then remove the cooker from the burner. 
  5. Heat remaining 1/2 cup oil in a deep pan. Add 2 bay leaves and 1 ts cumin seed and stir for a while. Add remaining 1/2 cup chopped onion and fry until turn brown. Add beef to the pan and stir. Cook around 5 minutes.
  6. Remove from the pan and serve hot.