How to make Muri Ghonto -

A popular Bengali dish - fish cooked in mustard oil with other masalas.

Sanjeev Kapoor

This recipe is contributed by Member SREEPARNA NANDYMAJUMDAR.

Main Ingredients : Rohu Fish (रोहू मछली), Potatoes (आलू)

Cuisine : Bengali

Course : Main Course Seafood

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Muri Ghonto

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The Bengalis are great food lovers and take pride in their cuisine.  In fact so obsessed are they about food, that the man of the house goes to the market daily to buy a fresh supply vegetables and fish which is a must in their daily menu.  The medium of cooking is mustard oil which adds its own pungency.  Another very important item of Bengali cuisine is the variety of sweets or mishti as they call them.  Most of them are milk based and are prepared from chhena.
A meal, for the Bengali, is a ritual in itself.  Bengalis spend not only the great deal of time thinking about the food but also on its preparation and eating. 

Prep Time : 6-10 minutes

Cook time : 11-15 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Moderate

Taste : Mild

Ingredients for Muri Ghonto Recipe

  • Rohu Fish 2-3

  • Potatoes 2 tablespoons

  • Onions chopped 2 medium

  • Cumin seeds 1/2 teaspoon

  • Turmeric powder 1 teaspoon

  • Red chilli powder 1 teaspoon

  • Garam masala powder 1 teaspoon

  • Coriander powder 1 teaspoon

  • Rice 2 teaspoons

  • Rice soaked 2 teaspoons

  • Salt to taste

  • Potatoes diced 2


Step 1

Heat oil in a non stick pan add cumin seeds and let them splutter.

Step 2

Add onion and saute till light brown. Add cumin powder, turmeric powder, red chilli powder, garam masala, coriander powder, rice and a minute.

Step 3

Add salt, fish and half cup water and let it simmer till the fish is tender. Remove from flame. Serve hot with rice.

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