Fish and Bong are synonymous. In fact in my blog, I have posted many fish posts. Though I am not a fish lover but prawns are my weakness. From simple fry to prawns in mustard paste I love prawns in every way. Just give me a bowl of prawn with steamed rice, I will not ask for more. So after trying many prawn preparations from here and there, I back with a very popular Bengali style Prawn dish. This one is one of the few traditional fish preparations that our grandma’s used to cook. Ok , ok, mine is not that complicated. It’s as simple as I am๐Ÿคฉ

INGREDIENTS Prawns -5 Poppy Seed paste – 1 small bowl Turmeric powder pinch Salt to taste Bottle gourd leaf – 2/ more.


Put on the gas. Then dry roast the leaf in the fire. But be careful in this step. Leaves shouldn’t get burnt.

Take the bowl of poppy seed paste. Put pinch of turmeric powder and salt in it. Mix them.

Now cooking starts from here.

Take a pan. Put the bottle gourd leaf in the pan. Place the prawn piece. Put the poppy seed paste in it. Add dollops of mustard oil. Then cover with a lid and cook

After few minutes, remove the cover and toss it.

Flip it again till it gets cooked.

Serve it on a platter and have it with rice.


17 Comments Add yours

  1. Very unique recipe and also simple at the same time…..lip smacking for sure๐Ÿ˜‹…would love to try it soon !!๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ˜Š

    Liked by 2 people

    1. Heliophile's diary says:

      Sure!! Don’t forget to let me know how you feel about it ๐Ÿ˜Š


  2. Rising Star says:

    Hi, I hope you are doing well. I have nominated you for the Sunshine Blogger Award. I hope you will accept my invitation and will surprise me with your wonderful thoughts.
    Best Regards

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Heliophile's diary says:

      Its happening again?


      1. Rising Star says:

        What happens again Madhu?


      2. Heliophile's diary says:

        I asked about the Sunshine Blogger Award


      3. Rising Star says:

        Don’t you know about it madhu?


      4. Heliophile's diary says:

        No, I only heard about it after you nominated me

        Liked by 1 person

      5. Rising Star says:

        Ahh, it’s just an un official Award. It is made by bloggers in fact I have nominated you twice, both are pending. In this award we nominate fellow bloggers who closed to us and our blogs. We nominate many people and ib in response he prepares a same post, by thanking the nominator and then he nominate people of his own choice. In this this chain is going on and bloggers shows love to each other.

        Liked by 1 person

      6. Heliophile's diary says:

        Yes I participated in the first one. I remember now

        Liked by 1 person

      7. Rising Star says:

        Ahhhh, That’s great Madhu, in fact it is a good impression on freshly inducted bloggers. They wish how could they get this award.

        Liked by 1 person

      8. Heliophile's diary says:

        Ok! Give me some time I will post the story.


      9. Rising Star says:

        Sure dear, you can take your time. ๐Ÿค—

        Liked by 1 person

  3. Fascinating and looks delicious!

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Heliophile's diary says:

      Surely it is. Do try it for sure.

      Liked by 1 person

  4. Jyo says:

    Looks lip smacking ๐Ÿ˜‹

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Heliophile's diary says:



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