Wednesday, 27 April 2016

Lau Matar Daler Bora diye Ruhi Macher Jhol Ruhi Fish Gravy with Bottle Gourd and Split Green Pea lentils Fritters....

Lau Matar Daler Bora diye Ruhi Macher Jhol
Ruhi Fish Gravy with Bottle Gourd and Split Green Pea lentils Fritters....

 Usually bottle gourd and prawns or bottle gourd and bori is very famous among the  Bengali  dishes. This time I wanted to try a bit different dish. Tried to recreate this dish. This dish is eaten with steamed rice. Hope you will like it. 
 
For the Matar Dal Fritters 
Ingredients 
1/2 cup  Matar dal / Split Green Pea lentils  washed and soaked for 4 hours
Salt to taste 
1 small piece Ginger
1 Green Chilli 
1/2 cup Mustard oil

Method 
Grind all the above ingredients except the oil in a grinder. Don't add extra water. Mix the batter very well in one direction. Heat oil in a wok till the smoking point. Lower the flame. Add half tsp spoon of the batter. Add the batter 8 to 10 times in the oil, fry till brown in colour. Remove the fritters and keep aside.

For the Fried Fish 
Ingredients 
6 pieces of Ruhi Fish 
1/4 tsp Turmeric powder 
Salt to taste 
Use the same mustard oil for frying the Fish

Method 
Take the fish and marinate the fish with turmeric powder and salt for 15 minutes. 
In the same wok, heat the oil.  Fry the fish until brown in colour from both the sides.

For the Gravy 
Ingredients 
Fried Fish 
Dal Fritters
1 small size Bottle Gourd peeled ( I have not peeled it ... Depending on the tenderness of the bottle gourd) and cut into chunks 
 2 Green chillies slit 
1 tbsp Ginger and Chilli paste
1/2 tsp Cumin seeds 
2 Bay Leaves
1/2 tsp Turmeric powder
1 /2 tsp Cumin powder 
1 / 2 tsp Garam Masala powder 
Salt to taste 
2 tbsp Ghee

Method 
Take a wok. Add ghee. Let it heat. Add the cumin seeds and slit green chillies. Let the cumin seeds crackle. Add the ginger chilli paste. Sauté it for 2 minutes. Add the bottle gourd.  Stir and cook for 2 minutes. Add 3 cups of water. Let it simmer. Add the salt, turmeric powder, cumin powder and garam masala. Cover and let it simmer till the bottle gourd is almost cooked. Add the  fish. Let it simmer for 2 minutes. Add the Matar dal fritters  and simmer for another 2 minutes. Once done. Sprinkle 1/4 tsp  Garam Masala and drizzle 1/2 tsp ghee before serving.