Macher Matha Diye Moong Dal

Macher Matha Diye Moong Dal Recipe

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About Macher Matha Diye Moong Dal Recipe:

A recipe originating from the state of Bengal in the Indian subcontinent consists of moong dal with fried fish head. A delicious recipe made with a handful of ingredients and some flavourful spices to soothe your taste buds. Are you willing to impress your guests? Then macher matha diye moong dal is worth trying. Do you know this dal finds a place in first rice ceremonies, an afternoon feast or wedding lunches? For this dal, you need the freshest fish head! But do you know the best way to ensure the fish head is fresh is? It's better to purchase live and freshwater fish. But do you know the Bengali favourite? The large katla fish head is a tasty freshwater carp typically eaten with a bhaja such as jhuri alu or beguni. So better to purchase a fresh, fine quality fish and don't miss out to eat the head.

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Ingredients for Macher Matha Diye Moong Dal Recipe

  • As required Fresh fish head
  • 2 teaspoon Turmeric powder
  • As required Salt
  • 15 gram onions finely chopped
  • 15 gram tomato cubed
  • 3 green chilies slitted
  • 100 gram Split moong dal
  • 2 tablespoon Mustard oil
  • 12 gram Ginger paste
  • 2 tablespoon Cumin powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon Kashmiri red chili powder
  • As required Water
  • 2 dried red chili powder
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 2 Cardamom
  • 2 Cloves
  • 1 stick Cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin seeds
  • As required Sugar
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* 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


How to Make Macher Matha Diye Moong Dal Recipe

Steps to prepare


Wash the fish head and marinate with turmeric powder and salt


Make a paste of ginger paste,cumin powder,kashmiri red chili powder and water


Fry the marinated fish head

Cooking directions


Fry roast the moong dal in a frying pan. Boil the moong dal in a pressure cooker with salt and water


Heat the pan with mustard oil. Add dry red chilies,2 bay leaves,2 cardamom,2 cloves,1 cinnamon sticks,½ tsp cumin seeds and let them temp


Add the chopped onions and fry till light brown. Add tomatoes and cook until they are soft


Add the spices paste prepared before, cook until the raw smell goes away. Add fried fish head and mix well.

Storage and serving method


Serve this delicious recipe with some steamed rice for lunch or dinner.