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Machher Jhol (Bengali Fish Curry)

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The other day, when I bought some pomfret, I badly wanted to try out some new dish. Somehow, Machher Jhol was the first thing that came into my mind. Machher Jhol is a traditional Bengali Fish Curry, where in Machher means fish and Jhol means curry. The Bengalis prefer Hilsa, Katla and Rohu, but use Pomfret as well. On googling, I found that the dish can be prepared in various ways. Some recipes called for vegetables as well. After a lot of thought, I decided to follow Niru Gupta’s recipe. The moment I tasted the dish, I realised that it tasted exactly like the one we had at a hotel in Kolkata during a stopover. Isn’t that great ??

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Machher Jhol (Bengali Fish Curry)

Source: Niru Gupta

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Machher Jhol (Bengali Fish Curry)
The other day, when I bought some pomfret, I badly wanted to try out some new dish. Somehow, Machher Jhol was the first thing that came into my mind. Machher Jhol is a traditional Bengali Fish Curry, where in Machher means fish and Jhol means curry. The Bengalis prefer Hilsa, Katla and Rohu, but use
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Ingredients
For the Marinade
To be Ground
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Ingredients
For the Marinade
To be Ground
Instructions
  1. Grind all the ingredients mentioned above (in the to be ground list) to a smooth paste.
  2. Wash the fish and apply salt and turmeric powder over all the pieces. Keep aside for at least 15 minutes.
  3. Heat oil and fry the fish steaks till golden brown on either side. Drain and keep the fish aside.
  4. In the same oil, add the onion seeds, cinnamon, cloves, cardamom and bay leaf and stir for a minute. Add the ground paste.
  5. Saute till oil separates, then add the green chillies and stir for another minute. Add the water and bring to a boil and then simmer for about 15 minutes, uncovered.
  6. Add the fish and bring to a boil. Transfer to a serving plate immediately and garnish with the chopped coriander leaves. Serve hot with Rice.
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  1. basabduttadv says:

    Thank you. The recipe was really good. Thank you again.

  2. basabduttadv says:

    Thank you. The recipe was really good. Thank you again.

  3. Mareena Jerrish says:

    Thank you Basabdutta 🙂

  4. Mareena Jerrish says:

    Thank you Basabdutta 🙂

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