Fish Head Curry-Bengali Macher Matha diye daal-Fish Head with Yellow Lentil

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Preparation Time-40 minutes


  • Rohu fish head(clean and wash it)-1
  • Moong dal-150 gm
  • Chopped onion-1
  • Crushed Garlic-10
  • Dry red chilli-2
  • Bay leaves-2
  • Panch Phoron-1 tsp
  • Turmeric powder-1 tsp
  • Red chilli powder-1/2 tsp
  • Cumin powder-1/2 tsp
  • Coriander powder-1/2 tsp
  • Black pepper powder-1/4 tsp
  • Garam masala powder-1/3 tsp
  • Cooking oil-4 tbsp
  • Water-1 and 1/2 glass
  • Salt to taste
  • Chopped Coriander leaves


  • Marinate the fish head with turmeric powder and little salt, keep it aside(10 minutes).
  • Turn on the flame and heat a pressure cooker.
  • Roast the moong dal for 4-5 minutes in the cooker without oil(without lid).
  • Add water, turmeric powder and salt into the cooker and mix it.
  • Close the lid of cooker and cook the dal for 2 whistles on high flame.
  • Heat a pan, add cooking oil and let it heat.
  • Fry the fish head on medium flame from both side for 4-5 minutes.
  • Crush the fried head into small Pieces with the help of cooking spoon into the pan.
  • Fry the crushed fish head for another 2 minutes and take out from the pan.
  • Heat 2 tbsp of oil in the same pan, add panch phoron, dry red chilli and bay leaves.
  • Let it fry for few seconds, add crushed garlic and fry it for a minute.
  • Add chopped onion and fry the onion till it turns soft.
  • Add turmeric powder, chilli powder, cumin powder, coriander powder and black pepper powder into the fried onions.
  • Fry the spices for 1-2 minutes then add fried fish head and mix it properly.
  • Add the boiled moong dal into the pan, add little water, mix it and let it come to boil.
  • Add little salt and garam masala powder, stir it.
  • Garnish with chopped coriander leaves and turn off the heat.
  • Ready to serve with plane steam rice, Jeera Rice or Pulav Rice etc.


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