I wrote about Muri Ghonto more than a month back and it was in the draft but somehow I forgot to post it! Today, I was checking my picture folder for searching a suitable picture for a food photography course that I am doing presently and found a folder full of pictures of “Muri Ghonto” and decided to post it today in Debjanir Rannahar!! Presently I am in Kolkata and completing my Muri Ghonto from my favorite bed!
Though the name is a bit weired but Muri Ghonto is one of the signature dishes from Bong Cuisine prepared with Rice and head of Fish (mostly Rehu Fish/ Rui Mach or Katla fish) and we mostly have it with plain rice. Bengali’s are known for their preference of eating Rice. However Rice is not only prepared as the main dish but there are several side dishes prepared with rice too and Muri Ghonto is one such dish prepared with rice but is a side dish. This is one of the common dishes served in lunch in the Bengali Marriages.
We mostly buy whole fish in Gurgaon and as a result available with the fish head every time and I ended with preparing with the “Mach er Matha Diye Moong Daal” or Moong Daal with the Fish heads. I don’t prepare Muri Ghonto often in my kitchen since it’s a bit rich dish as compared to the Daal prepared with fish head. Though rich but Muri Ghonto tastes heavenly and for me this dish is very unique since it is prepared with rice but has no resemblance with Pulao or Fried Rice but it is a typical side dish.
Serving Suggestion: Serve Muri Ghonto with Plain Rice and Bhaja Moong er Daal with a Green Chili and a small piece of Lemon!