Machcha Besarou Recipe

 
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Machcha Besarou
  • Chef: Chef Swajib Chatterjee, Hotel Swasti - Orissa
  • Recipe Servings: 4
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  • Difficulty Level: Easy

This fried fish marinated in turmeric and cooked in mustard, garlic and tomatoes is a typical Oriya dish and goes extremely well with rice.

Ingredients of Machcha Besarou

  • 1 rohu fish
  • 4 Tbsp mustard oil
  • For the marination:
  • Turmeric powder
  • Salt
  • For the gravy:
  • 1 Tbsp mustard oil
  • 1/4 tsp rai (mustard seeds)
  • 1/4 tsp kalonji (samal fennel)
  • 1/4 tsp methi seeds (fenugreek seeds)
  • 1/4 tsp fennel powder
  • 1/4 tsp cumin powder
  • 4 whole red chillies
  • 2 tsp curry leaves
  • 2 tsp chopped garlic
  • 2 tsp mustard paste
  • 1/4 tsp turmeric powder
  • 1/4 tsp red chilli powder
  • 1/3 tsp salt
  • 1/2 cup water
  • Tomato, chopped into 8 pieces
  • 3 green chillies
  • Coriander leaves
  • Lemon juice

How to Make Machcha Besarou

  • 1.Clean the fish and marinate it in turmeric powder and salt.
  • 2.In a pan, heat the oil, add the marinated fish and fry it well.
  • 3.Take the fish out and keep aside.
  • 4.Heat the mustard oil in another pan and to this add the rai, kalonji, methi, fennel powder, cumin, red chillies, curry leaves, garlic and mustard paste. Saute well.
  • 5.Then add turmeric, red chilli powder, salt, water, tomatoes and green chillies.
  • 6.Cover and cook for 2 minutes. Now add the fried fish and cook it for 10 minutes (covered).
  • 7.Garnish with coriander leaves and lemon juice. Serve hot.

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