Fish N Lentil Chowder (Dal Machh)

Recipe by Bhavna

It's a warm blend of steaming green gram lentils and fresh water fish. Always good for a filling Sunday lunch. Can be accompanied with British broth bread or hot rice.

Top Review by Cookbook Debi

Wow what an iron rich recipe! Lentils, turmeric, fenugreek seeds and cumin and are great to build iron. I will change the fish head for sure, any suggestions?

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Lightly fry fish heads in 2 tbsp oil and keep aside.
  2. Fry onions in the remaining oil til lightly golden. Add mustard seeds and cumin.
  3. Add cooked lentils into it.
  4. Add water, fenugreek, turmeric, cubed tomatoes and salt and bring to simmer.
  5. Add fish heads and boil for 5 minutes.
  6. Crush the head roughly using a heavy ladle while on fire.
  7. Garnish with coriander and take it off the fire to serve.

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