Machha Chinchada is a dish made with fish heads. Here’s how you can make this Odia delicacy at home.
No matter which part of Odisha you are in, you will find a fish dish in every authentic Odia restaurant's menu. Starting from Sukhua (dried fish) to Pohala (sardines), Odias love fish in all its forms and shapes. Odias can't help but relish every part of a fish by incorporating them into a delicious dish. One such dish is Machha Chinchada, a dish made with fish heads, some veggies, and dal. Savoured with Usuna Bhata (short-grained rice), Machha Chinchada is a quintessential part of the Odia cuisine. Here is how to make it.
Preparation time- 20 minutes
Cooking time- 25 minutes
You can serve this curry with rice or Pakhala and taste the flavours of Odisha.