Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Machher muror jhaal / Spicy fish head

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.


Fish head
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
Mustard oil
Coriander leaves (chopped)

Maaccher muror Jhaal

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.

Garnish  with fresh coriander leaves, onion rings  and serve with steamed rice.


Swathi said...

Fish head curry looks delicious.

divya said...

Irresistible fish head fry,delicious..

Reshmi Mahesh said...

A spicy recipe....looks yumm..

Preety said...

looks perfect

Suman Singh said...

Drooling. .great recipe..looks super delicious.

Priya Suresh said...

Yumm, simply irresistible...

Anonymous said...

Hi Sunanda,

Thanks a lot for this recipe.
For a long time, this is what I've been looking for.This recipe basically hails from Assam or Tripura .Do you know a recipes like "macher muro diye begun etc. shukno Bhaja"??? Well keep posting dear .....TC bye



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