Thursday, October 20, 2016

Loitta Macher Jhura | Bombil Fish Fry - see Text and Video recipe

Bengali Style Scrambled Bombil fish or Loitta Macher Jhura
The Bombay duck lives in the tropical areas of the Indo-Pacific. It has been traditionally caught in the waters off Maharashtra in the Lakshadweep Sea. This fish is also caught in the Bay of Bengal and in the South China Sea, although in smaller numbers.
The Bombay duck is a popular food item in certain areas of India. Fresh fish are usually fried and served as a starter. In Mumbai, Konkan, and the western coastal areas in India, this dish is popularly known as "Bombil fry".
Let's see how to make scrambled Bombay duck fish or Bombil fish or Loitta Macher Jhuri!
Raw Bombil Fish cleaned and washed before cooking
Ingredients -
500 gm Loitta fish
150 gm onion chopped
10 cloves Garlic chopped
100 gm tomato chopped
1/2 tbsp ginger paste
1 tsp cumin powder
1 tsp coriander powder
1/2 tsp dry red chili powder 
3 tsp turmeric powder
1/2 tsp paprika
4-5 Green chili (slit)
1/2 lime juice
2 tsp chopped coriander leaves
1 tsp dry roasted cumin powder
6-8 tbsp mustard oil
salt to taste
Fried Bombil Fish, before making scramble

Scrambled Bombay Duck or Bombil Fish or Loitta Macher Jhuri
Method - 
Wash and clean the fish well. Marinate with turmeric powder and salt for 20-30 minutes.
Dry roast and grind cumin seeds to make powder.

Heat oil in a pan. Fry the fish till get brown color. Keep aside.

Put another tablespoon oil, if needed. Add chopped onion, garlic, tomatoes. Stir and cook for 4-5 minutes. 
Make a paste of - 1/2 tbsp ginger paste, 1 tsp cumin powder, 1 tsp coriander powder, 1/2 tsp dry red chili powder 

Now add this paste with cooked onion. Add turmeric powder and paprika. cook for 4-5 minutes.
After cooking well these spices, add fried fish. 
Mash and crush the fish to scramble it with the cooked spices by the back of your spatula or a masher. 
Stir and cook for another two minutes.
Then, turn off the flame. 
Add, lime juice and chopped coriander leaves. Keep it covered for 15-20 minutes before serving to mix all the flavors.

Serve with rice!  

See Video Here

See More Fish Recipes -
Fish Head Dal (lentil)
Shrimp in Bottle Gourd
Fish Kobiraji
Fish Finger
Dahi Ruhi
Prawn Malaikari

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