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Thursday, February 10, 2011

Besara dia maccha munda

A delicious curry of fish head with a garlicky mustard paste !!!

Cooking Time Required: 20-25 mins
Cost of Preparation: 30-35 Rupees

Ingredients: Bhakura Maccha munda ( fish head ), potato ( 1 no., medium ), tomato ( 1 no., large ), mustard seeds ( 1 tsp ), garlic flakes ( 10-12 nos ), green chillis ( 2 nos ), mustard oil ( 3 tsp ), salt, turmeric.

Preparation: Grind the mustard seeds and half of the garlic flakes into a smooth paste.

Peel and cut the potato into small cubes. Cut and de-seed the tomato .

Cooking: Wash the maccha munda and add salt and turmeric to it.

Heat 2 tsp of oil in a pan. Add the maccha munda. Fry it on both sides . Crush into small pieces in the pan and fry for some time till the pieces turn crispy.

Remove the fried fish from the pan.

Heat 1 tsp of oil in a wok. Add a few mustard seeds along with the green chillis. Add the potato pieces and fry till half cooked.

Add the mustard paste, crushed garlic flakes, tomato pieces, salt and turmeric along with a cup of water.

Cover with a lid and allow to cook on a low flame. Simmer till all the water evaporates.

Serve with rice.


  1. Never cooked fish head with potatoes, excellent dish..

  2. I have cooked simlar recipe for fish head.. This dish looks fantastic!!! looking real spicy!!


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