Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Fish Head in Chana Dal

I had never known of this kind of ghonto but on my trip home this time, learnt this from a friend. When I tried this I just fell for it all over again. SoI decided to share this one.

Muri Ghonto (Dal/Lentil version)

Fish head
Split gram dal - 1 cup
Onions - 1 large (made into a paste)
Cloves -4
Green Cardamoms - 4
Green Chilly - 2
Garam Masala/ Hot Spice Mix - 1/2 tsp
Turmeric powder -1 tsp
Salt to tast

Mix the fish head with garlic paste, salt and turmeric and deep fry in oil
In a pressure cooker, cook the chana dal till done
Heat 1 tbsp of ghee in a kadahi/wok
Add the cloves and cardamoms to the oil
When they start spluttering, add the onion paste
Fry till onion changes color to pink
Add the fish head to this
Use the spatula to lightly break the fish
Fry for a while and add the Chana Dal and green chilly
Cover and let it simmer for a while.
Add the garam masala and let it cook for some more time
Remove from heat when the aroma of fish starts filling you
Add 1 -2 tsp of ghee and serve with rice/roti
It is a perfect comfort food and gets done real quick

1 comment:

Jayanta Ghosh said...

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