Bharawan Macchli Recipe (Stuffed Herrings)


4 medium herrings (fish)
450 gms / 1/2lb potatoes (boiled, peeled and mashed)
1large onion
1tsp grated ginger
1tsp grated ginger
2 green chilies (finely chopped)
1tsp cumin seeds
Salt To Taste
1tbsp lemon juice
1tsp vinegar
3/4th cup gram flour (besan)
50gms / 1/4th cup butter
2/3 cup water
1tbsp fresh soft bread crumbs
Oil for deep frying
For Garnishing :
1tbsp coriander leaves (chopped)
1 lemon (sliced)
4 lettuce leaves

How to make stuffed fish :

  • Heat the butter in a frying pan and fry onion until golden.
  • Add cumin, ginger, salt, green chilies and coriander.
  • Mix together with the lemon juice, mashed potatoes and vinegar.
  • Clean and cut herrings and stuff with potato mixture.
  • Make a batter by beating gram flour, water and bread crumbs together  until smooth.
  • Heat oil in a kadhai / wok.
  • Dip each fish in the batter and fry until golden & crisp on a moderate heat.
  • Garnish bharawan macchli (stuffed herrings) with coriander, lemon slices and lettuce leaves and serve hot.
  • Goes well as a side dish with non- vegetarian menu.