Sunday, March 25, 2012

Rituparna’r Thamma’r Maakha Maach

Some people never let you down when it comes to traditional home cooking. And if its a recipe of your grandmother’s you are proud of, you most certainly will pass it on. And so did one of the readers of my Blog - Rituparna Tah. Her Thamma’s (paternal grandmother in Bengali) Maakha Maach recipe, a quick mishmash of shallow fried Rohu fish.


Ingredients for Rituparna’r Thamma’r Maakha Maach are:

4-5 pieces of paka rui/ large rohu, cleaned and washed
1 teaspoon turmeric
1 small red onion, thinly sliced
6-8 green chillies, broken from the middle
Juice of half a lemon
Mustard oil for shallow frying the fish + to finally drizzle on the fish

067Start by rubbing turmeric and salt on the pieces of fish.


Heat mustard oil in a wok/pan and shallow fry the fish, turning mid way. It takes about 3-4 minutes on each side for the fish to be done.


Remove with a slotted spoon and keep in the dish you will serve the Maakha Maach in. With a fork, gently mash the fish, carefully removing with your fingers as many bones you can. For the ones you cannot, don’t sweat over them much. The people eating this Maakha Maach will figure it all out!


Add the onions, green chillies and lemon juice to the fish. Season with salt. Give it a quick mix again and squirt some raw mustard oil on them.



I ate Rituparna’r Thamma’r Maakha Maach with some plain rice and patla mushurir dal. And I did go for seconds of the Maakha too. Thank you, Thamma!


sulagna ™ said...

though i dont eat fish,i can so imagine the husband drooling over this :)

Pinku said...

this sounds so good. and easy too. will try today only.

a small suggestion - perhaps using the peti pieces would make sense in terms of removing the bone.

PreeOccupied said...

Pinku, yes absolutely!

I should have mentioned in the post that I keep the peti pieces for my infant daughter and hence I used the gaada.

Sharmila said...

Ami rui peleyi koyekta piece makhar jonne rekhe deyi. Tobe ami peyaj ar lonka ta ro kuchi kuchi kori. Plain bhaat ar patla mushurir daler shonge sounds heavenly! :-) said...

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The knife said...

this is good...specially since after a while rui can get a bit good stock from thakuma's jhuli...would this be a bhorta?

Bong Mom said...

This is like the "bhorta" concept which our Bangladeshi babysitter applies for everything. But she hasn't done it with rui yet. This looks too good. And the pics are to die for