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Sep 29, 2017







Bengali's share an eternal love affair with fish. Maacher Dumpukht is an authentic Bengali fish recipe cooked in a Gravy of yogurt, poppy seeds and almonds. Do follow this simple recipe of Ananya to make this finger-licking dish at home.


    3-4 Betki Steaks
    ½ Cup Onion Sliced
    4-5 Cloves Of Minced Garlic
    1 Teaspoon Ginger Minced
    A Handful Of Fresh Coriander Leaves
    2-3 Green Chillies
    6-8 Soaked Almonds ( Soak Before Hand)
    ½ Cup Thick Yogurt
    3 Tablebspoon Khas Khas ( Poppy Seeds ) (Soak Beforehand)
    2+2 Teaspoon Turmeric Powder
    2-3 Teaspoon Red Chilli Powder
    1 Teaspoon Garam Masala Powder
    2 Medium Bay Leaves
    1 Dry Red Chilli
    2 Teaspoon Kewra / Screwpine Water
    1 Tablebspoon Ghee
    2 Tablebspoon Oil To Fry The Fishes


1. Marinate The Fishes With 2 Teaspoon Turmeric Powder And Salt.
2. Heat Oil In A Pan And Fry The Pieces Of Fish Till They Are Golden From Both The Sides Keep Aside.
3. In The Same Oil, Add Sliced Onions ,Ginger And Garlic. Sauté Them On Medium Heat Until The Onions Become Slightly Golden.
4. Grind Together Fried Onions, Ginger, Garlic, Green Chilli, Salt, Soaked Almonds, Poppy Seeds, Turmeric Powder, Red Chilli Powder And The Coriander Leaves.
5. In A Kadai Heat The Ghee And Temper It With Bay Leaves And Dry Red Chilli. Sauté For 2-3 Mins And Then Pour In The Prepared Onion Mixture. Cook The Mixture For 5-7 Minutes Or Until The Oil Starts To Ooze Out From It.
6. Add In The Yogurt And Stir In The Fried Fishes.
7. Simmer Them Covered Until You Have Your Preferred Consistency Of The Gravy. Sprinkle Some Garam Masala Powder And Kewra Water Seal With Ata Dough ( Prepare Atta Dough) And Put It On Dam For 3-4 Mins.

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Ananya is a successful home chef, cookbook author, food stylist and consultant. She is known for her unique pop-ups that focus on Ethiopian as well as Bengali and Odisha food. Ananya-r Rannaghor is her tribute to lost and rare recipes of her home state.

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