Mach'Er Matha Diye Moog Dal/Moong Dal With Fish Head Recipe

A Bengali delicacy of seared marinated fish head simmered in spices and cooked yellow split moong dal.

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Ingredients for Mach'Er Matha Diye Moog Dal/Moong Dal With Fish Head Recipe

  • As required Ingredients for fish
  • 250 gram Fish head
  • 12 gram Salt
  • 1 teaspoon Turmeric powder
  • 25 milliliter Mustard oil
  • As required Ingredients for dal
  • 100 gram Yellow split moong dal
  • 300 milliliter Water
  • As required Ingredients for gravy
  • 15 gram Onions
  • 15 gram Tomato
  • 3 Green chillies
  • 12 gram Ginger paste
  • 3 gram Cumin powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon Red chilli powder
  • 2 Nos Dried red chillies
  • 2 Nos Bay leaves
  • 2 Nos Cardamoms
  • 2 Nos Cloves
  • 1 stick Nos Cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon Cumin seeds
  • 20 gram Sugar
  • 275 milliliter Hot water
  • 8 gram Ghee
  • 1 pinch Bengali garam masala

Directions: Mach'er Matha Diye Moog Dal/moong Dal With Fish Head Recipe

step 1

  • STEP 1.1 in a bowl place 250 gms washed and cleaned fish heads. Add 4 gms salt and ½ tsp turmeric powder and rub in the fish head. Coat and set aside to marinate.

step 2

  • STEP 2.2 put a kadai on the heat, add 100 gms yellow split moong dal. Dry roast on low heat, string continuously till pinkins brown.

step 3

  • STEP 3.3 transfer the roasted dal to a vessel and wash it well. Strain off the water.

step 4

  • STEP 4.4 in the vessel with the dal add 5 gms salt and 300 ml water. Cover and bring it to a boil. Keep the cover slightly open and allow it to boil until cooked soft..

step 5

  • STEP 5.5 in the meantime,heat 25 ml mustard oil in a kadai. When oil is hot, place the fish head pieces in the kadai and fry for 5 minutes till brown on all sides. Set aside the fried fish head pieces.

step 6

  • STEP 6.6 in a small bowl add 12 gms ginger paste, 3 gm cumin powder, ½ tsp turmeric powder, ¼ tsp red chilli powder and a little water, enough to make a slurry.

step 7

  • STEP 7.7 in the hot oil, temper 2 dry red chillies, 2 bay leaves, 2 cardamoms, 2 cloves, 1 cinnamon stick, ½ tsp cumin seeds, 15 gms chopped onions and fry for 5 minutes until onions are brown.

step 8

  • STEP 8.8 then add 15 gms cubed tomatoes and cook until they soften.

step 9

  • STEP 9.9 at this stage add the spice slurry mixture and saute for 5 minutes until the raw smell goes away. Add 2 slit green chillies and continue to fry.

step 10

  • STEP 10.10 then add the fried fish head pieces. Braise the fish with the spices for 2 minutes.

step 11

  • STEP 11.11 to this add the boiled moong dal and 275 ml of hot water and gently mix all the contents of the kadai together. Add 3 gm salt, 20 gms sugar.

step 12

  • STEP 12.12 cover and simmer on low heat for 2 minutes.

step 13

  • STEP 13.13 open the lid and add 3 tbsp of the liquid from the curry, into a small bowl. Add ¼ tsp atta as a thickening agent and mix.

step 14

  • STEP 14.14 pour this mixture back into the moong dal and fish head curry.

step 15

  • STEP 15.15 simmer for 2 minutes until the dal thickens slightly.

step 16

  • STEP 16.16 lastly add 8 gm ghee, 1 pinch bengali garam masala and 1 slit green chilli. Give it a stir and turn off the heat.

step 17

  • STEP 17.17 serve hot with steamed rice.
Nutrition
value
1041
calories per serving
13 g Fat82 g Protein178 g Carbs83 g FiberOther

Current Totals

  • Fat
    13g
  • Protein
    82g
  • Carbs
    178g
  • Fiber
    83g

MacroNutrients

  • Carbs
    178g
  • Protein
    82g
  • Fiber
    83g

Fats

  • Fat
    13g

Vitamins & Minerals

  • Calcium
    1460mg
  • Iron
    23mg
  • Vitamin A
    985mcg
  • Vitamin B1
    < 1mg
  • Vitamin B2
    < 1mg
  • Vitamin B3
    10mg
  • Vitamin B6
    301mg
  • Vitamin B9
    3266mcg
  • Vitamin B12
    < 1mcg
  • Vitamin C
    30mg
  • Vitamin E
    5mg
  • Copper
    2mcg
  • Magnesium
    408mg
  • Manganese
    30mg
  • Phosphorus
    1095mg
  • Selenium
    170mcg
  • Zinc
    8mg
Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. All nutritional information presented are estimates and not meant to substitute professional dietary advice or treatment
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Recipe By Slurrp