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Maccha Manji Bara ( Fish egg fitters)

Being from the state of Orissa where fish is the staple food, we are so used to eating fish and we even enjoy eating fish eggs and fish oil . Fish eggs are available only during the breeding season and really delicious when prepared nicely.
So here is a simple recipe to make fitters out of fish eggs which is really simple and delicious.
Ingredients: Fish Eggs: From one fish ( not sure how much it weighed  for us)Green chili: 2-3 finely chopped ( adjust as per taste)Onion: 1 small Finely choppedGarlic: 2 crushedBesan: 2 tbsp (add a little at a time till you reach a good consistency)salt: as per tasteturmeric powder: 1 tspChilli powder: 1 tspOil for cooking.

Procedure. Put all the ingredients except the oil in a bowl and mix together.  You will have to use a fork to mash up the fish eggs and make the whole thing into a thick paste. Heat oil in a shallow pan or tawa . Add a spoon full of the mix in the tawa and adjust the shape.  Repeat the step till you have a few fitters in the pan without over…

Cuttack Chaat

I just came back from India and the memory of delicious food is still fresh. I made sure I got relish all my favorite  food and one of them is chaat that we get in cuttack. Its delicious and satisfies your taste buds.
Of-course replicating the one made by the street vendor is not always possible, so here is the version my mom used to serve us.
Ingredients: Ghuguni: 1 cup (per person)Tamarind Chutney: 1/2 cupYogurt: 1/2 cup lightly sweeten Tomato ketchup: 1/2 cupOnion: 1 medium finely choppedGreen Chilli: 4-5 finely choppedTomato : 1 large finely choppedCilantro: 1/2 cup finely choppedChaat masala: a pinch per personSev: 1 cupPapdi: few per person.Oil: 1 tsp (per serving)

Procedure: Heat a saute pan heat 1 tsp of oil. Add 1 tbsp  chopped onion, 1 tsp of chopped green chilli, 1 tbsp of chopped tomato and a pinch of salt. Saute for 1-2 mins and then add the ghuguni to the pan and saute for 1-2 more minutes and let it thickens  little more. Transfer it to the serving plate. Add 1tbsp of chopped on…