Malabar Spinach Medley with Fish Head (Maacher Matha diye puishak chochchori)

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Malabar Spinach Medley with Fish Head (Maacher Matha diye puishak chochchori)


Cooking Time

Preparation Time :15 Min

Cook Time : 25 Min

Total Time : 40 Min


Serves : 4
  • 1 bowls malabar spinach leaves(puishak in bengali)

  • 1 bowls diced mixed veggies (potato, pumpkin, eggplant, ridge gourd, courgettes, radish)

  • 1 cups sliced onion

  • 1/2 cups ginger-garlic paste

  • 1 nos fried rohu fish head

  • 4 nos green chillies

  • 2 tbsp salt as per taste

  • 2 tsp turmeric powder

  • 1 tsp bengali five spice(for tempering)

  • 1 tbsp bengali five spice powder (roasted)

  • 1 tsp coriander powder

  • 1 tsp sugar

  • 150 ml mustard oil

  • 1 nos for tempering whole red chilli

  • 1 nos bayleaf


  • Clean rohu fish head.. add salt and turmeric, rub it to the fish head.. leave it for 5 minutes.. then fry it..
  • Into this oil add bengali five spice, whole red chilli, bayleaf.. fry till it crackers..
  • Add diced vegetables except eggplant and ridge gourd..
  • Add onion.. cover.. and fry for 3 minutes
  • Add pinch of turmeric powder..
  • Now add ginger-garlic paste.. mix them well.. and cover for 2 minutes.
  • Add fried rohu fish head
  • Add coriander powder and 1/4 cup water..
  • Cook till raw smell of masalas are gone..
  • Add chpped malabar spinach leaves with its green sticks/branch
  • Now add eggplant and ridge gourd and slitted green chillies.
  • Cover and cook until malabar spinach softens
  • Mix them.. no need to add extra water, as spinach leaves water after getting heat.
  • When veggies are done , add salt n sugar(to taste)..
  • Crack the rohu fish head with the help of spatula and mix it the veggies-malabar spinach.. so that all flavours mix together
  • Finally add roasted bengali five spice powder.. a pleasant aroma comes from it..
  • Now off the heat.. rest it for 5 minutes
  • Serve with steamed rice..