Small Fish curry with Tangy Mustard Paste(Pohala Macha Besara)

This is my favorite Fish curry dish from our coastal kitchen where  the Fish curry is cooked with basic ingredients. This simple Eastern Fish curry recipe from Odisha tastes delicious and quick to make. This tangy small fish curry known as Pohala Macha Besara is an authentic coastal Odisha dish that is ready in less than an hour.…

Dahi Macha/ Doi Mach- fish cooked in yogurt sauce

Dahi Macha/ Doi Mach – literally translates to fish in yogurt sauce where Marinated Rohu fish pieces are cooked in a yogurt based gravy which is robust, slightly spicy and delicately sour with the curd . The fish is really tender and soft having absorbed the wonderful flavors of the gravy. This simple Dahi Macha …

Bhetki Paturi in Turmeric Leaf

Fish Paturi has always been a great favorite of mine and it can be made with any kind of fish, Rohi, Katla, Tilapia, Prawn etc but it tastes best with Hilsa and Bhetki .The word Paturi comes from the Bengali word ”Pata” which means leaf. Paturi  is a particular form of cooking where the ingredients…

Kerala Style Prawns Pickle / Chemmeen Achar

  Pickles plays a major role in Indian cuisines in the form of a condiment accompanying the main course. Pickles can be made from every vegetable, fruit with fresh spices and herbs. Besides this many regions make their own version of non vegetarian pickles also like fish pickle, prawns pickle,  chicken pickle etc. Unlike many,…

Traditional Bengali Fish-head Pilaf (Muri Ghonto) for Chadakhai

Chadakhai is a festival in Odisha celebrated right after the day of Kartika purnima,when the people who had not eaten non veg for a complete month in Kartika Masa gets back to eating Non veg again.You can read about the importance of Kartika Masa in the life of  odia people here.  On this day of…

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