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%Macher Dimer bora recipe aka Fish roe Fritter recipe Debjanir Rannaghar

Macher Dim er Bora | Fish Roe Fritters

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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


  1. Wash and peel the skin of the onion.
  2. Roughly chop onion.
  3. Cut green chilies into small pieces after removing the stem.
  4. Now add chopped onion ad green chilies to the fish roe.
  5. Add Besan,  Salt, Turmeric Powder, Red Chilli Powder, Nigella seed aka Kalojire, and also Posto aka Poppy Seed.
  6. Now add Garlic Paste and use your fingers to make a thick batter.
  7. Add some more Besan if the batter is runny. The batter should be this thick.
  8. Heat a pan and take sufficient mustard oil for frying.
  9. The oil should change color once properly heated.
  10. Now drop around 1 Tbsp. equivalent batter.
  11. Depending on the diameter of the pan you can fry 4-5 fritters in one go.
  12. Keep the flame on the lower side while frying the Maacher Dimer Bawora.
  13. Flip the fritters once fried from one side.
  14. Keeping the flame low fry, the fritters till they turn golden brown in color.
  15. The fritters are to be fried on low heat so that they are cooked from the inside as well.
  16. Strain from the pan once fried properly.
  17. Following the same process fry the remaining fish roe fritters in small batches.
  18. You can adjust the spices based on your preference.
  19. This fritter goes amazingly with a cup of hot tea or coffee.
  20. 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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