Muri Ghonto


The head of any large fish – 1 (preferably rohu)
Chana dal – 1 cup
Turmeric powder – 1 tsp
Bay leaves – 2
Finely chopped tomatoes – 2
Mustard oil – as required
Garam masala – a pinch
Onions – 2
Ginger – 1/2 inch piece
Red chillies – 5
Garlic – 6 cloves
Cumin seeds – 1 tsp
Sugar as per taste
Salt – 1 tsp

1. Properly boil the chana dal
2. Fry the fish head in hot oil with turmeric powder and salt till brown.
3. Make a paste of garlic, onions, red chillies and cumin seeds.
4. Heat ghee in a pan, put in bay leaves and then gradually the fish head, salt, the paste, finely chopped tomatoes and a little sugar. Add water.
5. When nearly done, add the dal and cook. When ready, add as seasoning of garam masala.
6. Serve with plain rice.

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