Maachha Bihana

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Maachha Bihana
BIHANA TARKARI.jpg
Fish egg curry in an oriya style
Type Curry
Place of origin India
Region or state Orissa
Main ingredients Fish roe, gram dal, spices
Cookbook:Maachha Bihana  Maachha Bihana

Maachha Bihana means the roe of a fish made into dumpling by some spice paste and fried to make spicy curry.

Preparation[edit]

It is a typical dish prepared during monsoon season in coastal Orissa. The ovums are collected from the sliced fish and a paste of black gram dal and spices are applied to make small balls. These balls are fried and made to a gravy based curry. Most popular is the Ilishi Maachha Bihana.

History[edit]

Recently, the environmentalist concerned the downfall in number of some species and creating awareness in restoring the fish population.