Macher Dimer Bora is a well-known Bengali style fritter aka Pakoda aka Bora made with freshly-made fish roe. Bongs enjoy eating all parts of the fish, even the small eggs, and this fritter is a great way to enjoy them. It is a popular dish, created with fish roe and is usually referred to as Macher Dimer Bora.
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Macher Dimer Bora is a popular Bengali dish that is made with Fish Roe. Bongs make sure to utilize every part of a fish in their cooking, and Fish Roe is definitely a favorite among the Bengali people. To make this fried dish, Fresh roe from either Katla or Rui Mach is usually used. It can be served as a snack, or as an accompaniment to Dal, and can even be used to create side dishes.
Ingredients, Process and variation
Macher Dimer Bora is a beloved traditional Bengali delicacy, made with fish roe. As a culture, Bengalis use every part of a fish for cooking, and fish roe is especially beloved.
To make this fried delicacy, the freshest roe from Katla or Rui Mach is used.
It can be enjoyed as a snack, side dish, or even used to make separate side dishes.
The process of making Macher Dimer Bora is quite simple. The roe is first washed and drained, and then mixed with a variety of spices and herbs. The mixture is then shaped into small, round balls and deep-fried until golden brown. The fried balls are then served with a variety of accompaniments, such as chutney or diced onions.
This savory dish is a favorite among Bengalis and is often served at special occasions such as weddings or religious festivals. Not only is it a delicious treat, it is also a great way to use up any leftover fish roe.
Macher Dim is fish roe.
Either as asnack or as a sidedish with Bengali Meal
Mostly we use the roe of Rohu or Katla or any big carp.
Macher Dimer Bora is a traditional Bengali dish that is made with fish eggs and a variety of spices. It is a type of deep-fried fritter that is enjoyed by many.
- 200g Fish Roe ( I've used Roe of Rohu Fish/ Rui Mach)
- 2 Onion
- 3-4 Green Chillies
- 1 Tbsp. Garlic Paste
- 4 Tbsp. Besan/ Bengal Gram Flour
- 1 Tsp. Posto / Poppy Seed/ Khuskhus
- 50ml Mustard Oil for deep frying
- 1 Tsp. Turmeric Powder
- ½ Tsp. Red Chili Powder
- Kalojire/ Kalonji/ Nigella Seed: 1 Tsp.
- 11 Tsp. Salt or to taste
- Wash and peel the skin of the onion.
- Roughly chop onion.
- Cut green chilies into small pieces after removing the stem.
- Now add chopped onion ad green chilies to the fish roe.
- Add Besan, Salt, Turmeric Powder, Red Chilli Powder, Nigella seed aka Kalojire, and also Posto aka Poppy Seed.
- Now add Garlic Paste and use your fingers to make a thick batter.
- Add some more Besan if the batter is runny. The batter should be this thick.
- Heat a pan and take sufficient mustard oil for frying.
- The oil should change color once properly heated.
- Now drop around 1 Tbsp. equivalent batter.
- Depending on the diameter of the pan you can fry 4-5 fritters in one go.
- Keep the flame on the lower side while frying the Maacher Dimer Bawora.
- Flip the fritters once fried from one side.
- Keeping the flame low fry, the fritters till they turn golden brown in color.
- The fritters are to be fried on low heat so that they are cooked from the inside as well.
- Strain from the pan once fried properly.
- Following the same process fry the remaining fish roe fritters in small batches.
- You can adjust the spices based on your preference.
- This fritter goes amazingly with a cup of hot tea or coffee.
- Serve it hot with Kashundi!
Try to use fresh roe from freshly cut fish.
- Prep Time: 15 mins
- Cook Time: 15 mins
- Category: Snack
- Method: Frying
- Cuisine: Bengali
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Macher Dimer Bora Video Recipe!
Pairing as a Snack
To serve Maacher Dimer Bawra as a side dish with Bengali Meal
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