Sharing Fish Egg Cutlet Recipe or Machha Bihana Bhaja today. A traditional Odiya style preparation .
These super delicious cutlets are prepared with Rohu Fish Eggs. They are my personal favourite.
Rohu Fish Egg Cutlet Recipe
The ingredients are easily available except Fish Eggs. In Odisha Rohu Fish is the common sight in any fish market or at any road side Fish stall.You can ask the Fish guy at the stall to give Fish Eggs. He knows it very well to find the one.
In breeding season Fish with eggs are easily available.
You may like to check the Recipe for Fish Cooked in Mustard Sauce.
Once you get Rohu Fish Eggs , wash them well. Use your fingers or a spoon to give it a mix. It will be a creamy texture .
Rohu Fish Egg Cutlet Recipe (Step by Step)
I have used Onion , Garlic , Green Chillies ,gram flour and a few spice powders to make cutlets.
You need to finely chop the Red Onion. You can skip though.
The Garlic creates the magic . It adds so much flavour to this dish . So be generous if you love Garlic. I have added 1 tbsp crushed garlic to 150 gm fish eggs.
The gram flour acts as a binding agent.I have added 1.5 tablespoon . you can add one more teaspoon if you like.
At the end you need to shallow fry on a flat Tawa or a cast iron griddle. Grease the Tawa with a little oil. In Odisha the use of Mustard oil is the most. You can use any other vegetable oil. Do not use Olive oil or clarified butter.
Just drop spoonfuls of the liquid mixture on hot Tawa. It changes its colour once cooked properly.Cook both sides of the cutlet.
Why to eat Machha Bihana Bhaja
Fish Eggs are full of nutrients and minerals. Magnesium, selenium, and vitamin B-12 are a few to name.Also they’re very high in anti-inflammatory Omega-3 fatty acid.
The earthy texture of Fish Eggs brings so much flavours to your palate. It’s super easy to follow Fish Egg Cutlet Recipe.
It can be served as a starter. I love to eat with Kasundi dip .Kasundi is a fermented Mustard Sauce.