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03 April, 2013

Rui Macher Matha Diye Badhakopi Ghonto - Cabbage Dry Curry with Rohu Fish Head

03 April, 2013

Rui Macher Matha Diye Badhakopi Ghonto - Cabbage Dry Curry with Rohu Fish Head

Dry cabbage curry with Rohu fish head is a very traditional delicacy of Bengal. It is cooked with various spices and  fair amount of ghee which enhances the aroma and taste and makes this dish quite mouthwatering. Fish head can also be cooked with lentils(Muro diye moong dal), sometimes with green leaves and veggies (pui saag moro diye) or even with a special flavoured rice called Gobindabhog chal. All these dishes tastes really awesome and you can finish an entire plate of rice with this dish by he side.
So, try it out and please don't forget to subscribe or comment. N'joy!!

Rui Macher Matha Diye Badhakopi Ghonto - Cabbage Dry Curry with Rohu Fish Head


  • Cabbage - 1 Medium(chopped)
  • Potatoes - 2 (cut into medium cubes)
  • Rohu fish head - 1 (big)
  • Tomato - 2 (chopped)
  • Onion - 2 (chopped)
  • Green peas -  1 cup
  • Green chillies - 4-5
  • Ginger paste - 1 tsp
  • Turmeric powder- 1 1/2 tsp
  • Cumin powder - 1 1/2 tsp
  • Red chilli powder - 1 tsp
  • Garam masala powder - 1 tsp
  • Sugar - 1 tsp
  • Salt to taste
  • Mustard oil - for cooking
  • Ghee/Clarified butter - 2 tsp
For saute:

  • Cardamom - 4-5
  • Cinnamon- 1"stick
  • Bay leaves - 2
  • Cloves - 4
  • Dry red chillies - 2


1. Cook the cabbage with 2 cups of water and little turmeric powder in a pressure cooker in high flame till one whistle.
2. Remove from heat and release the steam by holding a spoon under the regulator of the cooker. Strain the cabbage in a sieve and dispose the water.
3. Heat oil in a pan and fry the fish head rubbed with salt and turmeric powder till it turns brown in colour. Remove from the pan and keep it aside breaking it into a few pieces. 
4. In the same oil, fry the potato cubes till brown and keep aside.
5. In the same pan heat oil and add the ingredients under saute and allow them to crackle. Add the chopped onions and fry till it changes colour.
6. Add 1 tsp sugar and tomatoes and fry them in low heat till the tomatoes soften. Now add the potatoes and cabbage and stir well to mix in. To this cabbage mixture add turmeric powder, red chilli powder, cumin powder, ginger paste, green chillies and mix nicely so that they blend well.
7. Add the green peas and the fish head pieces and cook uncovered stirring occasionally till the potatoes turn soft and the cabbage gets mixed up nicely with the spices and the fish head pieces.
8. When almost done sprinkle garam masala powder and ghee and cook for 2 -3 mins. Turn off the heat.
9. Serve with steamed rice or roti.


  1. This recipe is really new to me, it looks very yummy and easy to make. I will surely give it a shot. But you have used only the head, can we replace it with fish pieces. Thanks for sharing.

  2. wow looks awesome, stunning clicks dear:)

  3. Wow cabbage with fish.....totally unknown for me....am loving this

  4. That looks delicious meal Rita Yumm.

  5. fish and cabbage unique combo...looks yummy...

  6. New one mam.. Feel like having a Bengali cuisine meal now.. So much of a different variety of spread :)

  7. My Hubby loves fish head curry... Thanks for sharing :-)


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