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About Chorchori or Labada ghonto/greens and mixed veggies cooked in fish head

Chorchori or labadaghonto as the name suggest is a mashup of greens and mixed veggies ,fish head cooked together to bring the aroma of mixed flavours. The pulpi part of the fish head suppose to be a good cholestrol is the essence of this dish. I have tried to innovate this Bengali recipe in north indian style. This recipe is a bling of Northern and Eastern flavours.

The delicious and mouthwatering Chorchori or Labada ghonto/greens and mixed veggies cooked in fish head is a famous dish of West Bengal and is very much popular in the whole worldwide. This dish is often reserved for any special occasion like parties or festivals. Chorchori or Labada ghonto/greens and mixed veggies cooked in fish head is the best option for you when you want to eat or cook something really perfect. It is an amazing dish which is liked by the people of every age group. The flavorful and saporous ingredients are the key to the amazing taste of Chorchori or Labada ghonto/greens and mixed veggies cooked in fish head. Zulekha Bose shared this Chorchori or Labada ghonto/greens and mixed veggies cooked in fish head recipe which is perfect to serve for 3 people. The step by step process with pictures will help you to know how to make the delicious Chorchori or Labada ghonto/greens and mixed veggies cooked in fish head. It is not a typical restaurant style recipe but a simple homely comforting recipe which is best to understand for the beginners. It is an easy and simple recipe that is perfect to make in a jiffy for a weekend lunch or dinner. Try this delicious Chorchori or Labada ghonto/greens and mixed veggies cooked in fish head recipe at your home and surprise your family and friends.

  • Prep Time10mins
  • Cook Time20mins
  • Serves3People
Chorchori or Labada ghonto/greens and mixed veggies cooked in fish head

Ingredients to make Chorchori or Labada ghonto/greens and mixed veggies cooked in fish head

  • Indian spinach/poi shaak/malabaar Spinach/Basella leaf -400 gram
  • Palong shaak/English spinach/Paalak 200 gram
  • Egg plant/brinjal 200 gram
  • Pumpkin 200 gram
  • Tomatoes chopped 3 numbers
  • Turmeric powder 1/2 teaspoon
  • green chillies 4 numbers or as per taste
  • Red Chilli Powder 1/2 teaspoon
  • Chopped Onion 1 number
  • Salt to taste
  • Head of Rohu or katla fish 1 number( 200 gram)or as per your requirement
  • Paanch phoran / five spice mix 1 teaspoon +1/4 teaspoon(fenugreek seeds, small mustard, black cumin, fennel seeds, cumin seeds)
  • Mustard Oil/sunflower oil or canola oil - 3 tablespoon +1tablespoon (for tadka)
  • Mustard Oil/sunflower oil for frying fish head

How to make Chorchori or Labada ghonto/greens and mixed veggies cooked in fish head

  1. Clean and rins fish head ,pat dry so that there should not be extra moisture left .
  2. Marinate fish head with little salt ,turmeric powder and few drops of oil and keep it aside for 5 minutes.
  3. Clean and rins thoroughly all the greens for couple of times so that no dirt should be left.
  4. Keep it under a sieve to release all unwanted water.
  5. I have used egg plant and pumpkin which were present in my fridge you can use any vegetables which are present in your fridge. i. e carrot, raddish, beans, green peas, etc
  6. Rins egg plant and pumpkin and cut both into small pieces.
  7. Roughly Chop the green (indian spinach and english spinach) leafy vegetables.
  8. Chop tomato and onion and keep them in a Seperate bowl.
  9. After 5 minutes heat enough oil in a small kadai to smoking hot reduce the flame to medium high and shallow fry fish head to golden light brown.
  10. At the same time take another big and deep pan, heat oil to a smoking point.
  11. Now reduce the flame to medium add in panch phoron(5 spice mix)
  12. Give a stur to the spices this will help to release the aroma from the spices.
  13. Now add chopped onions and stur and cook on high flame untill colour of the onions changes.
  14. Now add egg plant,turmeric powder,little salt and stur fry on high flame for 1 minute or until it becomes little soft.
  15. You need to stur and check every now and then reduce the flame to medium.
  16. Now add pieces of pumpkin ,little salt and cook on high flame for 1 minutes.
  17. Reduce the flame to medium and cotinue cooking for 2 -3 minutes with the lid on.
  18. Cook until vegetables are half way cooked and oil separates from vegetables
  19. Add in Indian spinach(poi shaak) and english spinach (paalak) , chopped green chillies stur fry for 2-3minutes on high flame.
  20. At this point you have to increase the flame to high this will help to release the moisture from the green vegetables as you know they contain lot of moisture.
  21. Add in chopped tomatoes and stur cook until tomatoes become little soft .
  22. Add in fried fish head. Cover and continue cooking for 2-3 minutes in medium flame
  23. Check salt and chilli
  24. Cover and cook for 2 minutes. 'Remember you need to check and stur at couple of times.
  25. Giving a stur at this stage open the lid and cook over high flame for few seconds to make sure no liquid is left.
  26. Before switching of the flame chorchori should look like a picture shown below.
  27. Now take a tadka pan heat 1table spoon oil to a smoking point reduce the flame and add kashmiri red chilli and 1/4 teaspoon panch phoron
  28. Switch off the flame.
  29. Pour this tadka on ready chorchori ( Labada ghonto)
  30. Garnish with tomato and Serve hot with rice, daal. Or chapati.
My Tip: You can omit onions in the beginning and you can add 1teaspoon sugar if you like the taste of sugar in this bengali dish

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