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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:
  1. Fish Eggs: From one fish ( not sure how much it weighed  for us)
  2. Green chili: 2-3 finely chopped ( adjust as per taste)
  3. Onion: 1 small Finely chopped
  4. Garlic: 2 crushed
  5. Besan: 2 tbsp (add a little at a time till you reach a good consistency)
  6. salt: as per taste
  7. turmeric powder: 1 tsp
  8. Chilli powder: 1 tsp
  9. Oil 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 crowding it.
Cover and cook on medium to low flame for 2-3 minutes .
Remove the cover and flip the filters and cook till golden brown from all sides and cooked through.
Remove from heat and enjoy is hot .

It goes very well with pakhala but we enjoy it as an appetizer while we are waiting for the fish tone cooked for lunch :)
Till then happy blogging
Rakhee

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