Hilsa Muri ghonto | Hilsa fish pulao

Hilsa Muri ghonto | Hilsa fish pulao

It’s the Hilsa or Ilish season of the year and you must be getting too many Hilsas from the market. Every body likes the fish. But often the ladies of the house find it difficult to use the head part of the delicious fish. I have a nice recipe from the Bengali cuisine for you all which uses the head of the fish and that’s called Hilsa Muri ghonto | Hilsa fish pulao. Hilsa Muri ghonto | Hilsa fish pulao is made of rice and the head of Hilsa. Wonderfully fragrant owing to the usage of Hilsa, the gobindhobhog rice which is used to cook this Bengali delicacy adds more aroma and flavor to the dish.

 



 

Total time to cook Hilsa Muri ghonto | Hilsa fish pulao : 15 minutes

 

Serves 3 people

 

Ingredients for Hilsa Muri ghonto | Hilsa fish pulao :

  • 3 head of Hilsa – cut into 2 halves
  • 2 cups gobindobhog rice
  • 2 onion – sliced
  • Mustard oil
  • 1 cup of cashew nuts and raisins
  • 1/2 tsp turmeric powder
  • 2 green chillies – broken by hand
  • Salt
  • 1 tsp cumin and coriander powder each
  • Garam masala powder (cardamom, cinnamon and clove)

 

Hilsa Muri ghonto | Hilsa fish pulao :

  • Marinate the head of Hilsa with salt and turmeric powder. Then fry the fish heads thoroughly. Keep separate
  • Heat mustard oil in a wok. Add onions. Wait till color changes to brown
  • Add marinated and then fried fish pieces and stir
  • Add gobindhobhog rice (washed and pre – soaked in water). Add cumin and coriander powder. Stir fry properly
  • Add cashew nuts and pre – soaked raisins and stir
  • Add about 1.5 to 2 cups of  water and let the rice boil and get cooked. Once almost done, add green chillies, fresh coriander leaves, garam masala powder and stir
  • Switch off the flame

 

Hilsa Muri ghonto | Hilsa fish pulao is ready to serve !

 

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I am a foodie and a cook by passion. The aroma, the taste of food attracts me and the ingredients and their properties attract me even more. I pursued my bachelors in Electronics and Instrumentation engineering and have had a successful career in IT in automotive testing domain as an automation and manual test engineer. I worked for 8 years in Bangalore, Kolkata and Munich, Germany. After my daughter was born, I worked for 2 years and then decided to take a break to spend time with my daughter and watch her grow. Apart from spending time with my princess, I am devoting time to my hobbies of cooking and writing now.