Mourola Machh er Chorchori – Anchovies with Eggplant and Potato

Some simple fish vegetable combo to enjoy with a plate of rice. A must have after all those festive foods. Comfort food at its best. 


  • Mourala fish – 300 gm
  • Potato –  2, cut into straws
  • Egg plant – 1, cubed
  • Green chili – As per taste
  • Onion – 2, chopped
  • Tomato – 1, chopped
  • Salt, Turmeric
  • Sugar – a pinch (optional)


Clean the fish and marinate with salt and turmeric. Fry the fishes till golden and keep aside.

In the same oil, add a pinch of kalonji seeds or kalojire. Then add chopped potatoes with a pinch of salt and turmeric. Saute well.


Add chopped onion and slitted green chilli and mix well.


Add the eggplant and mix well.


Next goes the tomato. Add a bit of salt and turmeric too. Cover the pan with a heavy lid and cook over medium heat. You may need to add a splash of water.


When the vegetables are almost cooked, add the fried fishes and mix carefully with the vegetable.


Cover and let it get cooked over low heat for 5 more minutes.


Adjust the seasoning. Serve with plain rice.