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Bengali Muri Ghonto Recipe

Debjanir Rannaghar

Dish Info







Muri Ghonto aka Muro Ghonto is a Bengali-style mishmash prepared with fishhead, rice, and potatoes.


Muri Ghonto is one of the signature dishes of Bengali Cuisine. We cook it with Rice and Fishhead  (mostly Rehu Fish/ Rui Mach or Katla fish). Muri stands for Head.  We mostly savor it with plain rice. Ghonto is a mushy-sidedish.

Step 1

Wash and marinade Fish head with turmeric powder and salt

Step 1

Veggies needed

This recipe calls for Gobindobhog Rice; Wash and soak it for 30 minutes before cooking.

Step 2

Step 3

Take Oil in a Deep Pan (preferably a non-stick Pan) and fry the fish head

Step 4

In the same oil fry potato cubes

Step 5

temper the Oil with Dry Red Chilies, Bay leaves, and Cumin seeds, and add chopped onions.

Step 5

Step 6

Add Ginger-Garlic Paste and Tomato

Step 7

Add spices and cook till there's no raw aroma

Step 5

Add rice to the mixture and cook on a medium flame for about 5 minutes

Step 9

Cook till the oil comes out from the mixture

Step 9

Break the fried Fish head into small pieces and add those to the pan along with the fried potatoes.

Step 10

Step 9

Add 2 Cups of Water and cover the pan with a lid and cook for around 15 minutes

Step 11

Step 5

Some more coconut and give a thorough mix

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Add Bengali Garam Masala Powder and Ghee to the Muri Ghonto and serve it with Rice and Daal