Saturday, September 4, 2010

Murir Ghonto (Fish Head Rice)

Muri Ghonto

This recipe was passed on to me by a friend a couple of years back and I had made it then. However, I lost the recipe but did remember the method. I thought of giving this a try a few days back and it came wonderfully tempestuous. Here is what I did


Head of 2 rohu fish
Rice - 1 cup
Onions - 2 med sized
Ginger Garlic Paste - 2 tsp
Bay Leaf - 2
Cloves - 4
Green Cardamoms- 2
Chilly Powder - 1 tsp
Green Chilies - 2 slit
Turmeric - 1tsp
Salt to taste
Ghee- 2 tsp
Oil for frying

Wash the rice
Now clean the fish head and rub a little salt and turmeric
Grind onions to paste

For the rice:
Heat ghee in a pan
Add the rice and fry till the rice changes color to pinkish gold
Set aside

For the fish:
Heat oil in a pan and deep fry the fish head
Remove from heat

For the ghonto:
In the remaining oil crackle the bayleaves, cloves and cardamoms
Add the onion paste
Fry for a while till onion turns pink
Add the ginger garlic paste
Now add the fish head to this
Break the fish head while frying
Add the rice and fry for sometime
Add water and cover and cook
Remove from stove once the rice is done
Add a spoonful of ghee before serving

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