Machher Dimer Kaliya (Fish Egg Fritter Curry)

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Jul. 30, 2013

Machher Dimer Bora or Fish Egg Fritter - is a favorite snack for almost every Bengali in the world. You can also serve this as a main dish, by making a spicy curry with these crispy, crunchy fritters. It is one of the fish delicacies from classic Bengali cuisine, which can be prepared with the eggs from any fish.


For fish egg fritters
Fish eggs 200 Gram , washed and cleaned
Gram flour 2 Tablespoon
Onion 1 Medium , finely chopped
Green chili 1 Medium , finely chopped
Turmeric powder 1 Teaspoon
Salt To Taste
Mustard oil 1/2 Cup (8 tbs) (For deep frying)
For curry
Onion paste 2 Tablespoon
Garlic paste 1 Teaspoon
Ginger paste 1 Teaspoon
Tomato puree 2 Tablespoon
Water 1 Cup (16 tbs)
Green chili 2 Small , slit lengthwise (for garnishing)



1. Remove the outer membrane of the fish eggs, if any.


For the Fish Egg Fritter -

2. In a large bowl, add all the ingredients for the Fish Eggs Fritters, except the mustard oil. Using clean hand, mix everything together. Keep the mixture aside.

3. In a deep frying pan, add oil and let it heat on high. Using a tablespoon, drop the fish egg mixture in hot oil, reduce the heat to medium and fry them nicely on both sides until golden. Place the fritters on paper towels to soak out extra oil.

For the curry -

4. In the same frying pan with the remaining oil, add the onion paste, garlic paste, ginger paste, tomato puree and turmeric powder. Saute the mixture nicely until it starts to release oil.

5. Pour in water and let the mixture simmer on medium heat for 5 minutes.

6. Add the fritters into the curry and simmer in low heat for another 5 minutes or until the gravy becomes thick.

7. Remove from heat and garnish with slit green chili.


8. Serve with steamed white rice.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: Medium
Cook Time: 20 Minutes
Ready In: 20 Minutes
Servings: 4

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 264Calories from Fat 31

 % Daily Value*

Total Fat 4 g6.2%

Saturated Fat %

Trans Fat 0 g


Sodium 150 mg6.25%

Total Carbohydrates 57 g19%

Dietary Fiber 2 g8%

Sugars 40 g

Protein 3 g6%

Vitamin A % Vitamin C %

Calcium % Iron %

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet