How to make Mach Bhaja -

Fish marinated with spice, egg and flour and then fried till golden brown.

Sanjeev Kapoor

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Main Ingredients : Fish (मछली), Eggs (अंडे)

Cuisine : Bengali

Course : Snacks and Starters

Mach Bhaja

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The Bengalis are great food lovers and take pride in their cuisine.  In fact so obsessed are they about food, that the man of the house goes to the market daily to buy a fresh supply vegetables and fish which is a must in their daily menu.  The medium of cooking is mustard oil which adds its own pungency.  Another very important item of Bengali cuisine is the variety of sweets or mishti as they call them.  Most of them are milk based and are prepared from chhena.
A meal, for the Bengali, is a ritual in itself.  Bengalis spend not only the great deal of time thinking about the food but also on its preparation and eating. 

Prep Time : 51-60 minutes

Cook time : 26-30 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Moderate

Taste : Mild

Ingredients for Mach Bhaja Recipe

  • Fish 400 grams

  • Eggs

  • Ginger-garlic paste 2 tablespoons

  • Salt to taste

  • Black pepper powder 1/4 teaspoon

  • Lemon juice 2 tablespoons

  • Refined flour (maida) 1/2 cup

  • Eggs 2

  • Bread crumbs 1 cup

  • Oil to deep fry


Step 1

Clean and wash fish and cut into half inch thick slices. Wash them again under running water. Pat them dry. Marinate with ginger-garlic paste, salt, pepper powder and lemon juice.

Step 2

Leave it in marination for at least one hour preferably in a refrigerator. Beat eggs. Coat the fish slices with flour, pat dry the extra flour, roll in egg and finally coat with bread crumbs.

Step 3

Heat sufficient oil in a kadhai and deep-fry till golden brown in color. Serve hot with pulao.

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