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Sunday, July 17, 2011

Mudhi Ghanta with Dried Shrimps



















Cooking Time Required : 25-30 mins
Cost of preparation: 40-45 rupees

Ingredients: Channa dal ( 1 cup ), tomato ( 2 nos, medium ), potato ( 1 no, medium ), brinjal ( cut into small pieces, 1 cup ), pumpkin ( cut into small pieces, 1 cup ), grated ginger ( 1 tsp ), ginger garlic paste ( 1 tbs ), onion ( 1 medium ), cinnamon stick ( 1 inch long ), cardamon ( 2 nos ), bay leaf ( 2 nos), cumin seeds ( 1/2 tsp), coriander seeds ( 1 1/2 tsp), red chilli ( 5 nos), turmeric (1/4 tsp), sukhua/dried shrimps ( 1 cup ), mustard oil ( 6-7 tsp ), cumin seeds for tempering ( 1/3 tsp ), mustard seeds for tempering ( 1/4 tsp), salt.

Preparation: Wash and soak the channa dal for 2-3 hours.

Dry roast the cinnamon, cardamon, cumin seeds, coriander seeds, 1 bay leaf and red
chilli ( 2 nos ).

Grind the onion along with the roasted spices into a thick & smooth paste.

Chop the tomato & potato into small pieces.

Soak the shrimp for 10 mins. Wash throughly and drain all water.

Cooking: Heat 2 tsp oil in a pan. Add the washed shrimp and fry till it turns reddish.

Add the pumpkin and brinjal pieces and fry till they turn soft. Remove from pan and
keep aside.
















Cook the soaked channa dal with a little water, salt and turmeric in a pressure cooker for 1 whistle. Keep aside.

Heat 5 tsp oil in a wok. Add the potato pieces, fry for 3-4 mins and remove from wok.

Add the red chillis, bay leaf, mustard and cumin seeds. Allow to splutter and then add a little turmeric ( for color ).

Add grated ginger and follow with the masala paste after 30 secs. Add ginger garlic
paste along with a little salt after 3 mins. Cook the masala for 5 mins.

Add the chopped tomato and cook for 5 mins for it to soften. Add the crushed fish,
fried potatoes and boiled channa dal. Mix well and cook for 3 mins.

Add 1 1/2 cup of water and bring to a boil. Add more salt if required. Simmer for 5-6 mins.

Serve hot with rice/rotis.

Note: This recipe is usually prepared with Rohu/Mirkali/Bhakura head and tail. Tried
out a variation with dried shrimps and loved it.

7 comments:

  1. The Mudi Ghanta with dried shrimps rocks! I loved the recipe so much! We Bengalis always make mudi ghanto with Fish Head! But this variation is also awesome!! Saving this recipe.
    http://cosmopolitancurrymania.blogspot.com

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  2. The Mudi Ghanta with dried shrimps rocks! I loved the recipe so much! We Bengalis always make mudi ghanto with Fish Head! But this variation is also awesome!! Saving this recipe.
    http://cosmopolitancurrymania.blogspot.com

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  3. i love this preparation...chingudi sukhua mate bahut bhala lage au sukhua b...but mo hubby sukhua khantini so ethi baneipareni ete..mu gharaku gale eita khaibi...badhia sabu post karutha emiti...tc..enjoy..:)

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  4. This mudi ghonto is relished with fish head at our space but this sounds equally good and nice combo.

    Deepa
    Hamaree Rasoi

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  5. We make mudi ghonto with fish head but this variation sound interesting....

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