Macher matha diye bhaja muger dal Recipe

Recipe By Slurrp

Macher Matha Diye Bhaja Muger Dal is a traditional Bengali dish made with lentils and fish head. The lentils are cooked with spices and then tempered with fried fish head, which adds a unique flavor to the dish. It is a nutritious and flavorful recipe that is often served with steamed rice or roti.

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Ingredients for Macher matha diye bhaja muger dal Recipe

  • 1/5 cup Muger Dal
  • 1/5 Fish Head
  • 1/5 teaspoon Turmeric Powder
  • As required Salt To Taste
  • 0.40 tablespoon Oil
  • 1/5 teaspoon Cumin Seeds
  • 1/5 Bay Leaf
  • 0.40 Dry Red Chilies
  • 1/5 teaspoon Ginger Garlic Paste
  • 1/5 Onion, Chopped
  • 1/5 Tomato, Chopped
  • 1/10 teaspoon Red Chili Powder
  • as needed Coriander Leaves For Garnish

Directions: Macher Matha Diye Bhaja Muger Dal Recipe

Cooking Directions

  • STEP 1.Wash and soak the lentils for 30 minutes.
  • STEP 2.Pressure cook the lentils with turmeric powder, salt, and water until soft.
  • STEP 3.Heat oil in a pan and fry the fish head until golden brown. Remove and keep aside.
  • STEP 4.In the same pan, add cumin seeds, bay leaf, dry red chili, and ginger-garlic paste. Saute until fragrant.
  • STEP 5.Add chopped onions and cook until golden brown.
  • STEP 6.Add chopped tomatoes, turmeric powder, red chili powder, and salt. Cook until the tomatoes are soft.
  • STEP 7.Add the cooked lentils and mix well. Cook for a few minutes.
  • STEP 8.Add water if needed to adjust the consistency of the dal.
  • STEP 9.Finally, add the fried fish head and simmer for a few minutes.
  • STEP 10.Garnish with coriander leaves and serve hot with steamed rice or roti.

Cooking Tips

  • Soaking the lentils helps in reducing the cooking time.
  • You can use any fish head of your choice for this recipe.
  • Adjust the spices according to your taste preference.

Storage and Serving

  • Leftover Macher Matha Diye Bhaja Muger Dal can be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 2 days.
  • Reheat the dal before serving and adjust the consistency with water if needed.
  • Serve the dal with steamed rice or roti for a complete meal.
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Recipe By Slurrp