Saturday, August 25, 2018


Muj Gaad is a Kashmiri Pandit delicacy. Deep fried fish and radish pieces are cooked together with Kashmiri ver masala and other spices like powdered fennel, Kashmiri chilli powder and asafoetida.
Mustard oil is preferred for this preparation. This is usually served with rice.
This is specially prepared on "Gada Bhatta" Festival which literally means "Fish and Cooked Rice". A plateful of rice and fish is first offered to the deity of the house, "Ghar Devata". After that feast begins and all the near and dear ones enjoy this special meal together.

Fish ............. 250 gms
Radish .......... 1
Kashmiri ver masala .. 1 tsp
Kashmiri chilli powder .. 1 tsp
Asafoetida ..................... 1/4 tsp
Fennel powder ............ 1 tsp
Salt ....................... to taste
Turmeric powder ... 1/4 tsp
Mustard oil ............ 1/2 cup


1. Wash the fish slices and marinate them with salt, turmeric and chilli powder.

2. Cut the Radish into long thick chunks.

3. Heat mustard oil in a pan and bring it to a smoking point. Allow it to cool a little. Now tip in the fish slices. Fry them until crispy and golden brown. Remove and set aside.

4. Now in the same oil fry the radish chunks until done. Remove and set aside.

5. If the oil is too much you can remove a little in a bowl. Now add asafoetida and chilli powder followed by a cup of water. Let it boil.

6. Now season with fennel powder, ver masala and salt.

7. Tip in the fried radish pieces first. Simmer for few minutes

8. Next add the fried fish slices and simmer until the liquid is absorbed into the fish. You may keep a little gravy if you like. Add water accordingly.

9. Transfer them into a serving dish carefully. Serve with rice.

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  1. This looks lovely and nice to know the little trivia about the dish. The Ver Masala is their speciality and I bet it must have tasted awesome.

    1. Yes Vidya.. this dish was amazingly delicious. I made he ver masala at home.One ingredient was missing though as it is hard to get some special spices.

  2. Interesting recipe,didn't try cooking fish and radish combo..

    1. This is a Kashmiri speciality.. Must try sometime

  3. This looks scrumptious...a treat for a fish lover...

  4. Kashmiri Ver masala, haven't heard of it. Each cuisine has its own blend of spices that makes their dishes so special.

    1. It is a blend of all the spices mixed with oil and preserved for later use.

  5. I will try this out, looks so yummy 😋😋

  6. Lovely main course which can be served with rice or rotis.

  7. Such a lovely and easy fish curry... would love to try this :) I think I have to prepare the Kashmiri ver masala first.


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