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Muri Ghonto (Fish head with rice flakes and nuts)


Fish head again. This proves how much we the people of Assam love fish. There are so many different ways of cooking fish and fish head. Today I'm going to share a simple fish head recipe called 'masor muri ghonto'. This is a very tasty fish head curry recipe. I often cook fish head as both my kids love to eat fish head. "Muri ghonto" is a typical Bengali style preparation of fish head curry cooked with flattened rice or rice flakes. 

 Fish head with rice flakes and nuts


📎Course : Main course
📎Cuisine : Bengali 
🔪Preparation Time : 15 minutes
♨Cooking Time : 30 minutes
🕞Total : 45 minutes 
🍴Servings : 2

INGREDIENTS:


  • 1 big fish head
  • 1 potato
  • 1 cup rice flakes
  • 1/2 cup nuts
  • 1 tbsp ginger garlic paste 
  • 1 onion chopped
  • 1 tomato chopped
  • 1/2 tsp cumin powder
  • 1/2 tsp coriander powder
  • 1/2 tsp red chilli powder
  • 1/2+1/2 tsp turmeric powder
  • 1/2 tsp garam masala
  • 1 dry red chilli
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 3-4 tbsp mustard oil
  • Salt to taste


METHOD:

  1. Peel potato and cut into cube sized pieces.
  2. Soak rice flakes in water for 2 minutes and then squeeze and wash under running water.  Squeeze again and keep aside.
  3. Clean and wash fish head and cut into two or four parts. Rub fish head pieces with salt and 1/2 tbsp turmeric powder.
  4. In a pan heat oil and fry the fish head pieces. Drain and keep aside.
  5. In the remaining oil add bay leaf and dry red chilli. When crackling add onions and ginger garlic paste. Fry till translucent.  Add tomatoes and fry till oil separates. 
  6. Add turmeric powder, cumin powder, coriander powder and red chilli powder. Mix well and add potato cubes. Stir and fry till potato cubes turn golden brown. Add nuts and stir and fry for few minutes.
  7. Cook for few minutes until potatoes become soft and tender. Add some water if required. 
  8. Add rice flakes. Mix well.
  9. Add salt.
  10. Now add fish head pieces, stir and add 2 cups of water. Cover the pan with lid and in high heat cook for 5-10 minutes.
  11. Add garam masala just 2 minutes before removing from heat.
  12. Serve hot with steamed rice. 

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