Macher Tak

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Total Time:
15-30 minutes
Serves: 4
Nutrition facts:

240 calories, 9 grams fat

Category: Festive Recipe
Cuisine: Indian Recipe
Technique: Braise Recipe
Difficulty: Medium

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  • 1/2 kg small fish (sardines, mandila)
  • 1.5 tsp mustard paste
  • 1/2 tsp chilli powder
  • 1 tsp oil
  • 1/2 tsp turmeric
  • 100 g tamarind
  • Whole mustard seeds for seasoning and salt and sugar or jaggery to taste.

How to Make Macher Tak

  • Deep fry the fish and keep it aside.
  • Add the whole mustard in the hot oil.
  • Soak tamarind in water and squeeze out the pulp.
  • Moisten turmeric and chilli powder and put it in the hot oil.
  • Put the fried fish.
  • Once the water dries, pour the tamarind juice.
  • Add water.
  • Then add salt and sugar/jaggery and boil for 5 minutes.
  • Add the mustard paste and again boil for 5 minutes.
  • Serve cold with rice.