As we all know Bengalis love fish very much. But I want to add here, Bengalis love fish head more than that. You can’t imagine how many types of recipes are there with fish heads. And they all are just superb.
Today I will share the typical trademark Bengali fish head recipe, “Muri Ghanto”. I can bet on that, there will be hardly any Bengali in this world who doesn’t like this recipe. This is one of the main dishes of every Bengali marriage. But now a day this recipe is getting changed especially in marriages.
Anyway, let’s discover how to cook this one at home.
Preparation Time: 20 min
1 big size fish head(Macher Muro)[Katla or Rohu fish head would be best]
1 big Potato cut in cubes
1/2 cup Gobindobhog Rice (If not available you can use Jeera Rice also)
1/2 tbsp Ginger paste
1 chopped tomato
1 tbsp Jeera powder
1 tbsp turmeric powder
1 tbsp dhania powder
3 green chilli slit in between (not chopped)
1 dry chilli
1 bay leaf
Panch foron (Mixture of raw spices
Salt to taste
Pinch of sugar
How to Cook:
At First we need to wash the fish head properly and marinate it with turmeric powder and salt. Add mustard oil in a pan. Put the marinated fish head when the oil is hot. Fry both side, break the sides a bit so that it is fried properly. Now keep that aside.
Add 1 tbsp oil into the pan. Wait till the oil is hot. By the time wash the potato cubes & add them into the pan. Fry the potato cubes with little salt & turmeric powder till they turn golden brown. Take them out of the pan.Add little more oil into the pan. Now add the bay leaf, dried red chili & panch phoron into the oil. As the panch phoron start sputtering, add the washed Gobindobhog rice with little salt & turmeric powder. Be cautious about salt, as you have already add that to the potato cubes & fish head. Stir the rice for 2-3 min.
Now you can add the chopped tomato and fry it with rice for next 2-3 min. Now add Jeera powder, dhania powder,green chillis, Ginger paste, fried potato cubes & fish head.
Mix them properly. Fry for 1-2 min & add enough water so that the rice can be cooked prperly. After 10-15 min check whether the rice is cooked properly or not. If you think you need a little more water, then add now. Else if you think water looks a bit extra, then increase the flame.
At last we will check the taste of the gravy and add salt and a pinch of sugar as per requirement. The gravy will be a bit thick. If you want you can make it a bit thinner, as per your choice.
Have this trademark bengali recipe only with steamed rice/bhath.