Fish head and tail pieces (Usually Bhakura macha (buffalo fish) or Rohu (Grass carp) heads are preffered)

Green banana

Saru (Taro root)


Dhania (Coriander seeds)- 1 tablespoon

Jeera (Cumin seeds)- 1 tablespoon

Red chiilis- 6

Gola Maricha (Whole black pepper corn) – 1 tablespoon

Red chilli poweder- half tea spoon

Turmeric powder- 2 spoons

Phutana (panch puran) – 1 teaspoon

Onions- 1 small

Ginger paste – 1 tablespoon

Method: Masala: Heat a frying pan and dry fry  Dhania, Jeera, red chillis and pepper corn. Grind it to fine powder.


Dice the vegetables into medium pieces and boil the vegetables with salt only.

Put 1-2 spoon of turmeric powder on the fish head and then fry in oil. When done, take it out and set aside.

Add some more oil to the pan and add panch puran.

 Add diced onions and fry till golden brown.

Add ginger paste and cook till they blend well.

Put 1 teaspoon of red chilli powder.

Then add the fish and crush the fish well. Cook for 10 mins.

Add the boiled vegetables and stir well to blend the spices.

Put the powdered masala on top and stir again. Cook well for another 10 mins. Dish is ready when the masala is mixed uniformly. Add salt to taste.

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