Bharawan Macchli (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

cooking time:

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