Monday, 9 November 2015

Chal Kumro pata -r Shidol Bora (fermented fish wrap)


Shidol  Bora (fermented fish wrap)



White Pumpkin leaves: 6-8 medium pieces (should be soft ones)

10 small Shidol shutki (fermented fish)

3 big onions chopped

15 garlic cloves

Salt as needed

1 teaspoon turmeric powder

1 teaspoon red chilli powder

7-8 green chillies, chopped


Wash the leaves and soak into salt water for couple of minutes to become soft. Remove and keep aside. Take care not to tear them.

Now wash and clean the fermented fish (Shidol) properly. Cut the big onion into thin slices or chopped. Set a small pan on high heat and add the mustard oil. When the oil begins to sizzle, add the sliced onions and crushed garlic cloves and fry until turn slightly brown. Add the shutki and fry on high heat.

As the shutki gets fried, crush the garlic cloves in a mortar using a pestle. When the shutki turns soft, add salt, turmeric and red chilli powder. Stir well and little water. Finally add the chopped green chili and stir for a few minutes. Cover the pan with its lid on low heat for 10-15 minutes.

Now spread pumpkin leaves on a tray and place little amount of shidol cutney in it. Fold from all sides and cover. 

Now if you want can be dip into the thin batter to bind the pokora / bora (optional)  and make shallow fry  the pokora in hot oil until golden brown.

Serving suggestion

It is usually eaten with plain white rice.
Author : Manna Majumder
Recipe By : Tapasi Dhar
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