Wednesday, March 17, 2010



Fish head (Ruhu/Katla) : 1 piece (from 2-3 kilo fish)
Potato : 1 piece (medium size)
Onion : 1 piece ( big size – finely chopped)
Ginger paste : 1/2 tsp
Garlic paste : 1/2 tsp
Turmeric powder : 1/4 tsp
Chilly powder : 1/2 tsp
Cumin powder : 1/2 tsp
Tomato : 1 piece ( big size – finely chopped)
Salt : 1/2 tsp (as per taste)
Bay leaf : 2-3 pieces
Cardamom : 3 pieces (finely crushed)
Cinnamon : 1 inch stick (crushed)
Garam masala : 1/4 tsp
Ghee : 1/4 tsp


• Wash the fish head and cut into small pieces
• Cut potatoes into small cubes
• Heat 6-8 tsp of oil in a kadai
• Pour potatoes and fry it well and keep it aside
• Fry the fish head properly and keep separately
• Heat freshly 4-6 tsp of oil in a pan
• Add bay leaf, cardamom and cinnamon and fry for few seconds
• Add chopped onions and fry it for 10-15 minutes
• Add ginger paste, garlic paste, salt, cumin powder and turmeric powder and mix it well
• Stir it for 10-15 minutes
• Add tomatoes and potatoes and stir for 5-10 minutes
• Pour fish head fry and stir it again for 5-10 minutes
• Scatter ghee and garam masala
• Serve it hot with plain rice


  1. Fish head curry is very famous in Singapore..we use the whole head and add okra to them...urs looks yummy too but my hubby doesn't like them so i can't prepare them at home...but still I can still see them rite:D..yummy yum yum...

  2. Fish head curry looks perfect, nice color and yum...

  3. U make me nostalgic with ur recipes..Fish head curry is very famous curry in kerala..ur looks looks delicious & spicy.

  4. बहुत सुंदर डिश दिख रही है, उर्मि जी आप से एक निवेदन है अगर आप चाहे तो इस मुजिक को बन्द कर दे, पोस्ट पढने के दोरान तंग करता है.

  5. Delicious fish head curry! My mom will love this.

  6. THe gravy looks absolutely yum dear...very tempting and colorful :)

  7. This recipe is for my son Babli

  8. this looks really spicy n yummylecious babli...i like the whole color of gravy...i love this bengali dish..and its name iz too hot and giving my tongue a mouth watering effect..

  9. seems spicy & so delicious babli,nice recipe...

  10. Dear babli
    Thats a great recipe and perfect spicing...I know the other 2 versions i,e with dal and with rice...This one I am going to cook, I recall mom used to cook with Potato, but never tried .
    WIll make it once I am back..SOMEONE loves fish hed ( not me, but I love the flavour )
    Now I must tell SOmoo to post the famous oriya fish head curry ChhinchaDa
    Have a nice week end

  11. I dont know how to eat fish head neat and clean but my hubby is an expert and he loves it...

  12. Lovely dish babli..great pics!!

  13. Hey muri -ghonto toh amader sunday special ranna item. Khoob tasty lage khetey :-)Looks very spicy and hot!!!

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  15. Looks so yummy..perfect with rice..

  16. Great recipe, Babli...lovely combo of spices..

  17. Nice recipe Babli..xllnt blend of spices!!!perfect with hot rice...

  18. hey babli,
    Such bright and spiced up recipe dear :) am sure u all would have enjoyed till the last bite ;)
    Good one as always!!
    Keep up ur good work...I love ur other blogs too :) u r doing a great job

  19. अब आपके बीच आ चूका है ब्लॉग जगत का नया अवतार
    आप अपना एकाउंट बना कर अपने ब्लॉग, फोटो, विडियो, ऑडियो, टिप्पड़ी लोगो के बीच शेयर कर सकते हैं !
    इसके साथ ही पहली हिंदी कम्युनिटी वेबसाइट है| जन्हा आपको प्रोफाइल बनाने की सारी सुविधाएँ मिलेंगी!

    धनयवाद ...

  20. I came across your blog while looking for some bengali food recipes and liked a lot. How amazing! I will keep an eye on your post.