Shutki Machh


  • 175 gms Shutki Machh (dried fish)
  • 100 gms Onions chopped and 150 grams grated)
  • 300 gms Potatoes, diced
  • 300 gms Tomatoes, chopped
  •  4 tbsp Garlic paste
  • 2 tbsp Ginger paste
  • 2 tbsp Red chilli powder
  • 1 tsp Turmeric
  • 3 to 4 Dry red chillies
  • 2 Green chillies, chopped
  • 100 gms Coriander leaves , chopped
  • 6 tbsp Mustard oil
  • Salt to taste


  1. Cut the dry fish in pieces an inch long and soak them in warm water about an hour.
  2. After fish softens, marinate it in half teaspoon of turmeric powder and salt.
  3. Heat 4 tablespoons of oil in a pan and fry the fish in it. Keep it aside.
  4. Add two more tablespoon of oil in the pan. Once the oil is heated add the dry red chili and the chopped onions. Fry the onions till they become transparent.
  5. Pour the mixture of grated onions along with ginger garlic paste with the spices. Fry until you see the oil separating.
  6. Then add the chopped tomatoes and the diced potatoes along with the chopped green chili.
  7. Add half a cup of water at this point and cook covered in medium to low flame for few minutes.
  8. Add the fish and cook covered until the fish is fully cooked and the potatoes soften.
  9. Once the fish is cooked add the chopped coriander leaves.
  10. Enjoy it with hot steaming rice!


  • Mustard oil is a must in cooking this dish.

Recipe Courtesy: Ujjaini Majumdar

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