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Saturday, 10 September 2011

মুড়িঘন্ট ( মাছের মাথা দিয়ে ডাল) Lentil with fish head

    • One Fish head (Roho or Katla Fish, Cut into small pieces )
    • Moong Dal ( 1 cup)
    • Ghee -1tsp
    • Garama masala powder
    • Cummin seeds
    • Bayleaf
    • Mustard oil
    • Finely chopped onion- 1large
    • Finely chopped tomato-1 large 
    • Finely chopped garlic- 2 tsp
    • Ginger paste 2 tsp
    • Green chillies
    • Red Chilly Powder
    • Salt and sugar to tatste
    Dry fry the moong dal till you get that typical fried-daal aroma. Then boil the moong dal in a pressure cooker and keep aside.   
    Clean the fish head thoroughly under running water and marinate with salt and turmeric powder for half an hour. Fry the fish head in mustard oil till it is brown in colour on both the sides and keep aside. 
    In the same oil sprinkle cummin seeds and bayleaf to splutter. Then add the onion and fry till it is  golden brown in colour. Add tomato, garlic and ginger paste one by one and saute' for 3-4 minutes. Add red chilly powder, salt, sugar and green chillies. Now add the boiled moong dal along with the fried fish head. Add water and turmeric powder. Bring it to boil. Sprinkle ghee and garam masala on top and serve with pulao or plain rice. 
    This is a special Bengali dish which is served at lunch  during traditional Bengali festivals.
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