Poi Machha

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A lip-smacking dish prepared with Malabar spinach and Fish. It brings your taste bud a pickled flavor making you crave for more.
I tried this dish a year back at a marriage party in Odisha & I ended eating 3 piece 🙂 This looks very tempting, so can be a winner in your party.
I have prepared with Rohu Fish, but you can try with other fish like prawn, bhetki etc.
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Prep Time30 minutes
Cook Time30 minutes
Total Time1 hour
Served As: Lunch
Recipe Cuisine Type: Indian
Recipe Taste: Salty, Savoury
Calories 168 kcal
Servings 4


  • 400 gm Rohu Fish slices
  • 12 Spinach leaves Malabar Spinach, big size
  • 2 tbsp Garlic Paste
  • 2 tbsp Kashmiri red chili powder
  • 1 tsp Turmeric Powder
  • 1 tbsp Fennel seed
  • 1 tbsp Mustard Seed
  • 1 tbsp Kalonji
  • 1/2 tsp fenugreek seeds
  • 1/2 cup Hung Curd
  • Salt to tase
  • Mustard Oil


  • Marinate Fish slices with garlic paste, turmeric, Kashmiri chili powder and salt for 10 min.
  • In the mean time dry roast mustard seed, fennel seed, fenugreek and kalonji. Cool it and make a powder of it.
  • Heat 2 tbsp Mustard oil to it's smoke point and cool it completely. Add this oil to fish along the prepared spices powder. Add curd and mix well. Marinate for 15 min.
  • Take a tawa and put 1/2 tsp mustard oil. Put one malabar spinach leaf on tawa and on top put one slice of fish with little marination.
  • Cook at medium flame both side of fish on skillet/tawa .It won't take more than 5 minutes for each slice to cook. Serve hot.
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Recipe Nutrition

Calories: 168kcal | Carbohydrates: 13g | Protein: 22g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 44mg | Sodium: 143mg | Potassium: 669mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 1515IU | Vitamin C: 5mg | Calcium: 139mg | Iron: 3mg

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