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Fish head with cabbage (ମାଛ ମୁଣ୍ଡ ଛିନ୍ଚଡା)

  • Cabbage - 1 Medium(chopped) (ପତ୍ର କୋବି)
  • Potatoes - 2 (cut into medium cubes) (ଆଳୁ)
  • Rohu fish head - 1 (big) (ମାଛ ମୁଣ୍ଡ)
  • Tomato - 2 (chopped) (ଟମାଟର)
  • Onion - 2 (chopped) (ପିଆଜ)
  • Green chillies - 4-5
  • Ginger paste - 1 tsp (ଅଦା ବଟା)
  • Turmeric powder- 1 1/2 tsp (ହଳଦୀ ଗୁଣ୍ଡ)
  • Cumin powder - 1 1/2 tsp (ଜିରା ଗୁଣ୍ଡ)
  • Red chilli powder - 1 tsp
  • Garam masala powder - 1 tsp (ଗରମ ମସଲା)
  • Salt to taste (ଲୁଣ)
  • Mustard oil - for cooking (ସୋରିଷ ତେଲ)
For saute:
  • Cardamom - 4-5 (ଗୁଜୁରାତି)
  • Cinnamon- 1"stick (ଡାଲ୍ଚିନି)
  • Bay leaves - 2 (ତେଜ ପତ୍ର)
  • Cloves - 4
  • Dry red chillies - 2


  • Cook the cabbage with 2 cups of water and little turmeric powder in a pressure cooker in high flame till one whistle.
  • Remove from heat and release the steam by holding a spoon under the regulator of the cooker. Strain the cabbage in a sieve and dispose the water.
  • Heat oil in a pan and fry the fish head with salt and turmeric powder till it turns brown in colour. Remove from the pan and keep it aside breaking it into a few pieces.  In the same oil, fry the potato cubes till brown and keep aside.
  • In the same pan heat oil and add the ingredients under saute and allow them to crackle. Add the chopped onions and fry till it changes colour.
  • Add tomatoes and fry them in low heat till the tomatoes soften. Now add the potatoes and cabbage and stir well to mix in. 
  • To this cabbage mixture add turmeric powder, red chilli powder, cumin powder, ginger paste, green chillies and mix nicely so that they blend well.
  • Add  fish head pieces and cook uncovered stirring occasionally till the potatoes turn soft and the cabbage gets mixed up nicely with the spices and the fish head pieces.
  • When almost done sprinkle garam masala powder  and cook for 2 -3 mins. Turn off the heat.
  • Serve with steamed rice or roti.

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