Maachha Bihana

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Maachha Bihana
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Fish egg curry in an oriya style
Type Curry
Place of origin India
Region or state Odisha
Main ingredients Fish roe, gram dal, spices

Maachha Bihana is 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 Odisha. 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.