Saturday, December 3, 2011

Bottle Gourd with Fish head (Macher matha die Lao)Recipe and....

an Editor's Choice Award from Be@Home ...........
bottle gourd with fish head

This is a wonderful side dish of Bottle Gourd (Lauki) with Fish head to go with Rice/Chapati. Generally I prepare this recipe with cabbage, but finally ended up using Bottle gourd  plucked from my very own garden :-). Using fish head is optional, try using small prawns instead or prepare it simply without using Fish head /Prawns.

bottle gourd plant

Preparation time : 20 minutes
Cooking time : 12 to 15 minutes
Serves : 5 to 6

preparing bottle gourd

Ingredients :
  • 1 n 1/2 lbs of Bottle Gourd, finely chopped using vegetable grater
  • 1 Fish head, preferably Rohu, cut into half
  • 1 medium sized onion, finely chopped
  • 1 tsp cumin seeds
  • 1 tbsp turmeric powder
  • Salt, as required
  • Oil, as required
  • Coriander leaves, finely chopped

bengali bottle gourd dish

Preparation :
  • Marinade the Fish head with  salt and a pinch of turmeric , keep aside. In the mean time chop the Bottle Gourd into thin/fine horizontal slits breadth wise   using a vegetable grater. Finely chop the onion.
  • In a shallow non stick skillet, fry the Fish head to a light golden brown color on both sides, keep aside.
  • Next , heat a tbsp of oil, add the cumin seeds, Next add the chopped onion and the fish head and fry well for 2 to 3 minutes. Make sure to break the Fish head into pieces while frying.
  • Next add the chopped Bottle gourd, turmeric powder and salt, mix well and let cook covered on low heat until it is fully cooked. Add the chopped coriander leaves, mix well and remove from the heat.
  • Enjoy this side dish with Rice/ Chapati.

I'm also happy to receive an Editor's Choice Award from Lewis Leong, the Editor of Be@Home site ,which is part of’s blogging network. I'm so so honored to receive this reward from you Lewis and thanks a lot for this kind gesture.

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  1. Sounds interesting, looks great!

  2. Hey this looks interesting and yummy..

  3. Slurp,quite a new dish for me,simply inviting.

  4. That is one interesting combination of ingredients..:) Looks too good and delicious..:)

  5. never heard of this before... looks good... would try this with prawns...

  6. Mouthwatering recipe, this looks so good.

  7. Interesting recipe. It's new to me....Thanks for sharing.


  8. Very Intresting... I have never used this combo...v delicious!

  9. New dish dear..combo sounds great..

  10. Curry looks great with the added veggie sounds yummy too.Tried your prawn pickle and it was great.

  11. wow dat sounds gud....we get rohu here and i want to try it....

  12. Quite a new one for me, luks delicious :)

  13. Never tried lauki with fish, sounds yummy!

  14. Thanks for dropping by from US. You are a fish recipe blogger. Will come back here again.

  15. wow... dis is mouth watering me... actually watever i do in fish, my hubby wont like dat much... am sure dat iam going 2 try ur recipes and i will let u know d result...

    thanks 4 visiting my blog & giving ur lovely comment... am so happy dear...

  16. thanks 4 visiting my space n ur love n keep visiting my space :-)


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