Tuesday, 20 November 2012

Puti Mach Tok Jhal

Puti Mach-er Tok Jhal
250 gm Puti Fish ( Spot-fin swamp barb )
2 tbsp Mustard paste
5-6 Green Chill
1 tsp Menthi seeds
Salt to taste
1 tsp Turmeric Powder
½ tsp red chili powder
1 Medium tomato
1 tbsp dry mango powder (Aam chur powder)
Cooking Procedure:
Take good pieces of fish. Wash it and pat it dry . Then marinate with turmeric powder and salt.
                              Shallow fry the fish and keep it aside.
Make a paste of mustard seeds. Heat oil in pan then add menthe seeds and green chilly to crackle in oil. Now add the tomato slice. Fry it for minutes. Pour the above mustard paste. Add salt, turmeric powder , red chili powder and aam chur powder. Stir well with water. Lastly add the fish. Cover the lid for 5-10 mins. Serve it hot with rice.

Monday, 19 November 2012

Tetor Dal / Bitter Gourd Lentil Soup

1 cup Moong Dal

1 medium tit korola/ 100gm Uchhe (Bitter Gourd)

½ inch Ginger

1 pinch mustard seeds

3-4 pieces lemon leaf

½  tsp Turmeric Powder

Oil 3 tsp mustard oil (you can use refined oil).

Salt as per test.


I use Moong Dal. Dry roast the dal and then boil the dal(in pressure cooker minimum 7-8 whistle ). Meanwhile cut the Bitter Gourd into thin round slices, season them with salt and turmeric.

In a wok heat oil . Add mustard seeds. Fry until the seeds change color (about 15 seconds).  Now add and  fry the Bitter Gourd slices for few minutes. Make and add a paste of the Ginger, next add the turmeric and cook for few more minutes. Add the cooked dal, water and mix them well. Adjust the taste with salt and add the lemon leaf. Boil it for few minutes and Drizzle some mustard oil on the top if you wish.