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A Refreshing Dip into the Ocean – My Blue Ocean

What would you do to stop a screaming mind, enraged with the power cut and heat wave after a long office day? My solution is a slice of ocean! No, I don’t live near the ocean, not even close to a lake or smaller even, to a pond! I get or rather create my slice of ocean in my cocktail glass 🙂 . Yes! I was talking about a refreshing cocktail; an immediate relief that cools me down and prepares me for the next fight.

Go ahead, take a dip 🙂

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Photo courtesy Shubhajit Chowdhury

In The Mix:

  • 30 ml Curacao
  • 30 ml Vodka
  • 15 ml mixed fruit juice
  • Club soda
  • Lime/lemon juice
  • Loads of ice-cubes
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Photo courtesy Shubhajit Chowdhury

Conjure Up the ‘Spirit’:

Mix the ingredients in a cocktail shaker and shake to mix well. Load up ice in the glass and pour the cocktail; garnish with lemon and serve chilled.

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Photo courtesy Shubhajit Chowdhury

Now, ENJOY…Cheers!

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Fish Festival @Home – Ginger Fish

Bengalis are synonymous with fish. NO…they are not legendary swimmers! Nor that they are great lovers of water bodies! I am simply referring to their capacity of eating fish and fondness for all dishes made of fish 🙂 ! I am one; though have discovered this ‘fishy love’ pretty late! But then, better late than never, right?

Here is the expression of my love for fish – Ginger Fish, a self concocted recipe that came out to be pretty well.

Ginger Fish

And, here goes the recipe:

Ingredients:

Fish 4-5 pieces (any variety of medium size)

5-6 table spoon ginger paste

3 tomatoes

2 large onion

2-3 green chilli

Turmeric powder

Cumin powder

Red chilli powder

1 tea-spoon of kalonjir

Salt

Refined/mustard oil

1 lemon

2 cups water

Ginger Fish

Ginger Fish

Process

Make a paste of onion, 2 tomatoes and the green chilli. Add the ginger paste, salt and one tea-spoon of turmeric powder. Marinate the fish with this paste for 1-2 hours.

Heat oil in a pan and fry the fish pieces. The sides of the fish should turn a bit brownish. Do not deep fry. Keep the fried fish pieces aside.

Slice the other onion and keep aside. Now heat oil in a wok and add the kalonjir. Fry till they splatter a bit and then add the chopped onion. Fry till the onion turns a bit brown. Add the marinate-paste and fry the masala till oil separates.

Add water and simmer for some time. Adjust the taste and add the fish pieces. Do not stir much. Place a lid over the wok and bring the gravy to boil.

After 8-10 minutes remove the lid and check if the fish is tender. Keep on boiling the gravy in low heat it gets the desired consistency.

Sprinkle lemon juice over the dish, garnish with tomato or coriander leaves and serve hot with steamed rice.

Fish in ginger gravy

And my love for fish continues 🙂

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