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Macher Dimer Bora | How to make Bengali Fish Roe Fritters

Macher Dimer Bora or Fish Roe Fritters is a popular Bengali delicacy prepared by frying fresh fish roe with onion and other spices.
Prep Time15 mins
Active Time25 mins
Course: Appetizer, Snack
Cuisine: Bengali
Keyword: Bengali Recipes, Fish Recipes
Yield: 4
Author: Amrita


  • 200 gms Fish Roe (Macher Dim)
  • 1 small Onion, finely chopped
  • 1 teaspoon Green Chilli, finely chopped
  • ½ teaspoon Turmeric Powder
  • 3-4 teaspoon Gram Flour (Besan)
  • Salt to taste
  • ¼ cup Mustard Oil for frying
  • 1 tablespoon Coriander leaves (chopped) (optional)


  • Wash the fish roe under running water and drain the water & keep it in a bowl.
  • Now add chopped, onion, green chilli, coriander leaves turmeric powder, salt, and gram flour into the fish roe. Make a uniform mixture using a spoon or your hands.
  • Heat oil in a pan and drop spoonful of mixture one by one and frying both the sides until turned golden.
  • After frying both the sides, take them out from oil on a kitchen towel to soak the excess oil.
  • Serve hot as a starter or snacks.


  • Clean fish roe properly before cooking it. Check how to clean fish roe. 
  • If the sac remains in the fish roe, it might splutter hot oil. Hence, cover the pan while frying it.