Macher Teler Chorchori - a delectable Bengali side dish that will tantalize your taste buds! This scrumptious dish is made with a delightful medley of fish fat, liver, and intestines blended with potatoes and eggplant. It's the perfect accompaniment to steamed rice, dal, or any other traditional Bengali meal. Maacher Tel Chorchori is also an excellent way to use up leftovers and make something special out of what would otherwise be discarded. If you haven't had the chance to try it yet, now's your chance- don't miss out on this delicious treat!
- Macher Teler Chorchori!
- Turning Leftovers into a Delicious Dish
- Here's how I cook Macher Teler Chorchori at Debjanir Rannaghar!
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The plain Jane of Bengali Cuisine, Macher Teler Chorchori, may not have an appealing look - prepared as it is with parts of the fish most people discard. But life is not only about looks and neither is food! This underrated dish packs a punch when it comes to taste. A bowl full of Macher Teler Chorchori can tell a story about its flavors without needing vibrant colors or presentation. So don't let its unappealing look deceive you to savor this dish and unlock its inner beauty.
Macher Teler Chorchori!
The fish fat, liver, and intestine are often discarded, but the Bengalis use them to make something special. Maacher Tel er Chorchori is a delicious mishmash of fish fat and potatoes and eggplant that's sure to tantalize your taste buds. It can also be fried up into fritters or served over plain rice for a delicious meal. So don't let these parts go to waste - get creative with Macher Tel (Macher Tel er Bora) as well.
Turning Leftovers into a Delicious Dish
Greeted by a mouthwatering aroma, I stepped into my North Calcutta home. The smell of Macher Teler Chorchori filled the air, a dish that had been a regular feature in our household. No one ever purchased the whole fish without taking the Macher Tel. My sister-in-law Boudi was an expert at making this delicious dish and her first few spoonfuls of rice were reserved for it alone!
The aroma of the freshly cooked Maacher Teler Chorchori wafts through the air, a reminder of my childhood spent in a joint family. Even now, I never discard the Macher Tel when purchasing whole fish - throwing away food was never an option then and still isn't for me. My preference is to enjoy it with plain rice, yet Mehebub enjoys it best with roti.
Macher Teler Chorchori - a dish steeped in generations of family tradition. This classic Bengali delicacy calls for around 200g of fish fat, liver, and intestine from any big fish. We use the parts of Bhetki Maach - the Local Barramundi - to give the mishmash an extra flavor punch! Alongside the fish ingredients, we add potato and eggplant to make a hearty stew that's sure to tantalize your taste buds. Onion, ginger, and garlic are also added generously to create an aromatic dish that's unlike any other!
The potatoes and eggplant provide a hearty texture, while the fish provides a unique and flavorful taste. It is a dish that is often served at family functions and special occasions, as it is a reminder of traditional Bengali cuisine. The dish is also a great way to use up leftovers, as it is a great way to repurpose any fish parts that may have been left over from a meal. Even if you haven't had the chance to try it, it is worth a try, as it is a delicious dish that is sure to please.
Here's how I cook Macher Teler Chorchori at Debjanir Rannaghar!Print
Macher Teler Chorchori aka Fish Fat, Fish liver, and fish intestine mishmash with Potatoes and Eggplant is a Bengali delicacy.
- 200g Macher Tel/ Fish Fat, Intestine, and fish Liver
- 3 Potato
- 1 Eggplant
- 2 Onion
- 1 Tomato
- 1 Tbsp. Ginger Paste
- 1 Tbsp. Garlic Paste
- 2 Green Chili
- 1.5 Tsp. Red Chili Powder
- 2 Tsp. Turmeric Powder
- 2 Tsp. Salt or to taste
- 4 Tbsp. Mustard Oil
- Wash the Fish portions aka Macher Tel (Fish Fat, Intestine, and fish Liver).
- Marinate Macher Tel with 1 Tsp. of Turmeric Powder, 1 Tsp. each of Red Chili Powder, and salt.
- Chop Onion roughly and cut tomatoes into small chunks.
- Peel the skin off the potatoes and cut them into small cubes.
- Cut Eggplant into small cubes as well.
- Sprinkle ½ Tsp. Salt and ½ Tsp. Turmeric Powder over Eggplant Cubes and marinade.
- Heat the oil in a pan and after sprinkling a little turmeric powder and salt fry Eggplant and keep aside.
- Fry the potatoes as well, till they turn golden brown in color.
- Now add Fish parts and give a thorough mix.
- Let the mixture release oil from the edges.
- Add chopped onion.
- Start frying on low flame till the onion turns brown.
- The fish parts will emit their own fat and the dish will be cooked in the same.
- Add Ginger and garlic paste along with chopped tomatoes and chopped Gren Chilies and cook on a lower flame for around 5 minutes.
- Now fried Eggplant.
- Keep the flame on the lower side.
- Cook for around 10 minutes or till the potatoes soften and the leaves oil from the edges.
- The end product must be mussy.
- Serve it hot with Plain rice or Roti.
I don't add any spices apart from Chili, turmeric, and salt. You may, however, add little Garam Masala while making the Macher Teler Chorchori. However, I feel the dish calls for domination by the fishy aroma, not the spices.
- Prep Time: 10 mins
- Cook Time: 30 mins
- Category: Fish
- Method: Cooking
- Cuisine: Bengali
- Serving Size: 75g
- Calories: 200
- Sugar: 7.5g
- Sodium: 528mg
- Fat: 6.7g
- Saturated Fat: 1.3g
- Carbohydrates: 33.1g
- Fiber: 7.5g
- Protein: 4.2g
- Cholesterol: 0mg
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Frequently Asked Questions
Macher Tel Macher Tel is the leftovers of a large fish. It is a combination of fish fat, fish liver, and fish intestines.
Macher tel is a wonder food for your health. Combining the beneficial fats of fish fat, liver, and intestine, this dish packs a punch of Omega 3 fatty acids that are said to help reduce triglyceride problems.
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Macher Teler Chorchori is a beloved Bengali side dish that is a perfect accompaniment to steamed rice, dal, or any other traditional Bengali meal.
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- Chingri Bati Chorchori (also known as Chingri Macher Batichorchori)
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- Lau Shaker Chorchori (also known as Bengali Vegetarian Mishmash with Bottle Gourd Greens)
- Sada Aloo Chorchori (also known as Bengali Aloo Chorchori)
- Katoya Data Chorchori (also known as Bengali Style Mix-veg with Drumsticks)
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