What is husband's privilege ? Well simple ..when wife calls and tells " cook something which I like and I am back home from clinic in 20 min... food should be ready ....I am hungry
Any pronoun, like " something" if not preceded by a noun, puts me in a difficult situation...And more dangerous is to guess what is meant by " I like "....
well it is done ..a bong dish with green prawns, potato , onion and a typical bong tempering and a dash of lemon to add that tang which ladies like ...
After a long time I had dressed some shrimps ( remember my tigers?) , to eat them raw with a Wasabi dip fortified with raw garlic and extra hot green chili paste and a dash of vinegar and light soya ...
But the fate ,of my darling tigers and mine too were else where ....
So had to use the shrimps in a phony dish , in 18 minutes flat...
THE RECIPE : Nothing new , a traditional Bong dish of prawn cha-chadi , with little modification in sombora ( tempering) . The recipe is destined for piping hot rice.
INGREDIENTS1. Dressed green shrimps 200 gms
2. Potato , one medium
3. Onion , one large, sliced to 3 mm thick.
4.green chili 4+3 ( hot)
5. Red chili powder extra hot 1 level tsp.
6. Kashmiri chili powder ...1 heap tsp.
7. Turmeric 1 level tsp
8 . Mustard oil 3 tbsp ( more the merrier). + 11/2 tsp to be added raw
9. Lemon juice 30 ml ( optional)
1. Nigela ( Kalo jeere) 3/4th tsp
2. black pepper 6, just smashed flat and broken
3. green chili 3
marinade prawn with salt and turmeric ( 1/2 tsp)
Cut potato into 7 mm X 7mm , long pieces
Slice onion thin
|Tempering and onion added|
Saute the onion to translucence ( dont fry to brown) and add the potato
|Spice added and saute|
When the potato is almost cooked , add the prawns and bring to high heat .
Add green chili. It should dry up in 2-3 minutes. Dont over cook the prawns . Add lemon juice and remove.
You can try, fast fried Tofu julienne, long strips and 8mmX8mm
Also fast fried paneer goes well with this recipe...
Or just use the potato