Tuesday, 13 December 2011

Chitol Macher Muthiya…legendary dish

Bengalis are totally incomplete without varieties of fish. Chitol fish is one of the legendary fish. This item is basically made on some occasions because it is expensive as well as very complicated to make. But it’s a special Bengali dish. I have made this delicious dish so many times. I don’t think that its very much hectic. So I like to prepare it. Because special dishes are always special. Here I want to present “Chitol Macher Muthiya” for you.
Ingredients to make :
  •  Chitol Mach(Chitol fish): 500gm
  • Curd : 1tbsp
  • Potato : 3 medium size
  • Onion paste : 2tbsp
  • Chopped onion : 1pc
  • Ginger paste : 2tbsp
  • Garlic paste :1tsp
  • Chopped Green chilies : 2tbsp
  • Whole Green chilies : 2pcs
  • Chopped Tomato : 2pcs
  • Turmeric powder : 1/4tsp
  • Red chilly powder : 1/2tsp
  • Bay leaves : 2pcs
  • Garam masala : 1tsp
  • Mustard oil : 200ml
  • Sugar & Salt : According to the taste. 
First stage preparation :
Boil 2potatoes and mash it.
Cut 1 potato into square.
Grind the fish.
Add 1tsp onion, ginger & garlic paste, pinch of turmeric, chopped green chilies, pinch of salt & 2 boiled & mashed potatoes.
Mix all ingredients together.
Make round ball with the fish dough.

Second stage preparation :
Boil water in deep pan.
Put in the kofta ball into the boiled water.
After 2-3minutes, the balls will floated on the water.
Keep them aside.
Now heat the oil in kadhai/pan.
Deep fry the balls & keep them aside.

Third stage preparation :
Heat oil in kadhai/pan.
Fry the square shaped potatoes & keep them aside.
Now add on same oil bay leaves, onion, garlic paste and turmeric & red chili powder.
Fry them lightly.
Now add ginger paste & chopped tomatoes.
Mix salt & sugar according to the taste & cook until oil leaves.
Add 2cups water & leave fried fish balls & square shaped potatoes.
Cover the kadhai/pan & boil some time.
Add pinch of garam masala on it.
Done :
Chital Macher Muthiya is ready to serve with hot rice.

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