Sunday, October 5, 2014

FISH HEAD STEW / CURRY ( Sindhi Recipe Bhinri )

Fish heads are usually discarded by most people but they give you loads of nutrition. One way to use them is to make fish stock and add to the sea food dishes. We have many recipes in Sindhi Cuisine with fish head. This one is a soupy dish like a stew made with lot of garlic and hardly any spices. We call it Bhinri . This is mostly made with desi ghee and given to breast feeding mothers. You may also use oil instead.

Fish head ... 200 gms  ( cut into pieces and marinate with salt )
Garlic ... 1 pod  ( as much as you like )
Roasted and crushed cumin .. 1 tsp
Turmeric powder ... 1/4 tsp
Coriander leaves .... handful
Wheat flour ...... 1 tbsp
Salt .... to taste
Ghee / oil ... 2-3 tbsps

1. Heat ghee / oil in a pan and add the crushed garlic. Saute a little.
2. Now tip in the cleaned fish head pieces and saute for a minute.
3. Add 2-3 cups of water ( depending on how much gravy you like ).
4. When it starts to boil add the cumin powder and turmeric powder. Add salt carefully as the fish is already marinated with it.
5. Simmer to cook. When it is almost done, dilute the flour with water and stir it into the fish.
6. Add the coriander leaves and simmer  for a minute.
This can be taken like a soup with some bread or with roti / rice.


  1. Not sure I would buy a fish head to make stock but your dish looks tasty!

    1. It tastes good Heidi.. nice and try it out.

  2. Being a vegetarian I can't say much about the fish but it does sound like ahearty dish.

    1. Nayna, try making potato the same way .. it comes out very tasty..