On poila boishakh, my hubby brought a giant Rohu fish whose head alone was of 1.8 kilos in weight. Although he relishes any preparation of fish headvery much but that day he has specially requested for these dish which my mother in law used to make always for him during his childhood days. In this preparation whole fish head is cut into two halves and fry each half with spices keeping the piece intact, so I think you have already understood how much effort has to be given to cook it.
Onion (chopped) 1 Large
Garlic (chopped) 5 to 6 clove
Green chili 4 to 5
Tomato (chopped) 1 large
Turmeric powder 1 tsp
Chili powder 1 tsp
Coriander leaves (chopped)
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1.Cut the Fish head into two halves. Wash it properly and mix turmeric powder, chili powder and salt to it.
Keep it marinate for half an hour.
2. Heat oil in a pan and fry the fish head pieces for about 6to 8 minutes in medium flame covering the pan with a lid. Turn the pieces once while frying so that both side gets fried well keep it intact. Remove it and keep aside.
3. Heat oil in the pan again and add garlic and onion. Fry until the onion becomes golden yellow. Add chopped green chili and chopped tomato. Saute for sometime and add turmeric powder, red chili powder, salt and little sugar and again stir for a couple of minute. Now add fried pieces of fish head and wrap the masala gently so that it mix well with pieces and the pieces doesn't break. Add 2 to 3 tablespoon of water and cover it. Let it cook for about 4 to 5 minutes in low flame.
4 Add chopped coriander leaves. Mix it and cover it for sometime reducing the flame. Remove it and transfer in a plate gently.