Mourala Bati Chachari

Mourala Bati Chachari

This is a typical Bengali Dish and Mourala fish is a small variety of fish. Its a preparation, where in the fish is mixed in freshly grinded mustard paste and steamed. Bengali's are primarily rice eaters and this dish is best with plain rice.


Fish (Mourala) 500 grams
Onion 1 large,chopped
Oil 2 tbsp
Green Chilly 2,finely chopped
Mustard Paste 1 tbsp
Red Chilly Powder 1 tsp
Turmeric Powder 1/2 tsp
Salt 1/2 tsp


Clean the fish and wash well. Drain water and keep aside.
In a bowl, take the fish, onion, green chilly, mustard paste, red chilly powder, turmeric powder, salt and a little water. Mix all together well.
Heat a wok. Put 4 tbsp mustard oil. Oil is always on the higher side in a chachari, because it’s had with rice.
Reduce the flame and add all of the contents of the bowl into the oil. Cover and cook till the water dries up. Remove from fire.
Put the contents of the wok into a small Tiffin box and close the lid tight. Place this Tiffin box on a large bowl of boiling water, cover and steam for 15 minutes.
After that the dish is ready to serve.