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Shutki Mach'er Bhorta (Mashed Spicy Dry fish)

Bhorta is our all-time-favourite! And to top them all bhortas is shutki macher bhorta ( dried fish bhorta). Nothing beats the taste of a hot & spicy shutki bhorta with steaming rice!

This bhorta recipe is made with puti shutki and red kidney beans.


Puti Shutki 8 pcs

Green chillies / কাঁচা মরিচ 6 pcs

Salt as needed / স্বাদ অনুযায়ী লবণ

Garlic / রসুন 2 cloves

Onions (shallots), thinly sliced / পেঁয়াজ কাটা 2 small

Red kidney beans boiled / সিদ্ধ লাল কিডনি বীন 1 cup

Coriander chopped / ধনে চপ 1/2 cup


  • Dry roast garlic, green chillies on a heated pan for 2 mins. Set it aside.

  • Similarly dry roast puti shutki for 3-5 mins. Set it aside.

  • Grind roasted garlic, green chilli and shutki maach on sheel pata with some salt.

  • Add boiled red kidney beans, in small amounts and grind well into a fine paste.

  • Grind onions and coriander into the mixture. Bring all ingredients together and keep mixing them in with fish and spices.

Serve with steamed hot rice! Enjoy!



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