Ilish Maacher Matha Diye Moong Dal

Ilish Maacher Matha Diye Moong Dal


1 cup moog dal
2 ½ cups warm water
1 fish head, deep fried
½ teaspoon turmeric powder
½ teaspoon chili powder
1 teaspoon cumin powder
1 teaspoon ginger paste
1 teaspoon cumin seeds
1 tablespoon mustard oil
Salt to taste


1. Pour the unwashed lentils in a thick bottom sauce pan and roast till the lentil turns a light shade of brown.

2. Take out of the flame and wash.

3. Pour in the warm water and salt; boil till the dal is cooked. Add extra water if the dal tends to dry out.

4. Add the deep fried fish head to the dal

5. Heat a skillet, pour in the oil. Temper with whole cumin seeds. As the seeds starts sputtering add to the boiled dal. Add in the spices, ginger paste and cook for 5-7mins more

6. Serve with warm white rice and fries of choice.