That Piyali Boudis grandmothers recipe notebook has left me enchanted is an understatement.
I have spent hours poring over the mildewed ancient khata, held it up to take in the scent of aged paper, admired the colours of ink used, been super careful in turning the delicate pages, brittle with age, and above all marvelled at the discipline and passion of the progressive young lady who bothered to chronicle all the interesting recipes she encountered.
Which recipe next ?
The me-kid in the proverbial candy shop has often mused.
And finally I zero in on her delectable Chingri Barfi Curry. And you have to believe me when I say it’s not been an easy choice.
Chingri Barfi Curry. Coarsely ground prawns steamed in a tiffin-box. Lovingly cut into diamonds. Fried to a sinful golden and then stewed in a spice-scented coconut milk gravy. Yet another gem from thakumar rannar khata.
And do hope that summary is enough to tempt you to try your hands at the delicious Chingri Barfi Curry. And bring a smile on the faces of your loved ones !!
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