Recipe Bengali Fish Head Curry | Muri Ghanto In Bengali

Bengali Fish Head Curry | Muri Ghanto In Bengali


Muri ghonto or Muro ghonto is a popular traditional Bengali fish head curry made with roasted rice and ssome veggies. This is generally made with Rohu/Katla fish heads. It is mildly spiced and the mushy gravy contrats with the slightly crispy rice and fish head pieces to impart a deklicate balance of flavours and texture. This is a dying dish in most Nengali households and we encourage you to try this out to not only tingle your taste-buds but to keep the heritage of traditional Bong cooking alive!


  • Garam masala powder - 1/4 th tsp
  • Bay leaves - 2
  • Mustard oil - 4-5 tbsp
  • Slit green chillies - 3
  • Gobindo bhog rice/Basmati rice - 1 cup
  • Fish head (Rui/katla)- 1 medium size
  • Chopped onion - 1 large onion
  • Cumin seeds - 1/4 th tsp
  • Ginger garlic paste - 1 tsp
  • Ghee- 1/2 tsp

Whole garam masala:

  • Kashmiri red chilli powder - 1 tsp
  • cloves - 2-3
  • cinamon stick - 1/2 inch
  • Cumin powder - 1/2 tsp
  • Turmeric powder - 1 tsp
  • cardamoms - 2
  • Salt as per taste
  • Sugar - 1 tsp

Enjoy your meal!

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