Monday, May 9, 2011

Chital Macher Muitha


Chital Minced
1 tbsp Ginger Paste
1 tbsp Garlic Paste
1 tbsp Green Chilli Paste
1 tsp Roasted Cumin Powder
1 Onion Paste
1 tbsp Ginger Garlic Paste
1/2 Tomato, chopped
1 Potato, Cubed
1 Bay Leaf
2-3 Cloves
1 Cinnamon Stick
2 Green Cardamom
1/2 tsp Garam Masala Powder

To make the Muitha (Dumplings) mix the minced fish with the Ginger Garlic Paste, Chilli Paste, Cumin Powder and Salt. I know some people use boiled potato or corn flour but I prefer just not to use any binding agent. In a pan, boil some water, now wet your hands and take a small portion of the mixture, give it a round shape. Drop the balls in the hot boiling water and wait till the color changes, take the balls out after 2-3 minutes.
Using a paper towel or napkin, drain the excess water and shallow fry the Dumplings in a pan.
For the gravy, heat oil in a pan, fry the Potato cubes and keep aside. Heat oil in the same pan add the Cloves, Cinnamon, Cardamom and Bay Leaf, leave for a minute and then add the Onion, Ginger Garlic paste, stir fry till the paste becomes brown in color. Add the chopped Tomato or Tomato Puree, Salt, Green Chilli Paste and cook till you can see oil separating out. Pour 2 cups of water, the fried Dumplings, fried Potatoes, cover and give the gravy a boil.
Garnish with Garam Masala Powder and serve with Plain Rice.