14th April or 15th April, is the first day of the Bengali calendar, celebrated in both Bangladesh and the Indian state of West Bengal.
All the recent talks here about Indian food. I have been invited to a friendÃ¢ÂÂs dinner for Pohela Boishakh.
I will be taking Daab Chingri Macher Malaikari, a quintessential Bengali dish. Chingri Macher (prawn) Malakari (curry with the cream of coconut) using Daab (young fresh coconut)
This is a practice tryout of what I will be bringing. As usual, I didnÃ¢ÂÂt completely follow any specific recipe. I just used whatever I happened to have on my spice rack. So I apologize to all who are recipe focused. I have no recipe; you should have no problems in Googling yourself.
The unique feature about this dish is in the use of the young coconut shell to serve, after the tender coconut meat was incorporated into the sauce. Also naan is on the plate.
Happy Pohela Boishakh!