Chital Maacher Jhol/Clown Knife Fish Gravy | How to make Chital Maacher Jhol/Clown Knife Fish Gravy

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ByMukulika Sengupta
Created on 6th Oct 2015
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  • By Mukulika Sengupta
    Created on 6th Oct 2015

About Chital Maacher Jhol/Clown Knife Fish Gravy

The king of all fishes, the mighty Chital, is known as the Clown Knife fish in English. I find that this translation somehow robs the fish of it's glory.

Chital Maacher Jhol/Clown Knife Fish Gravy is an aromatic, flavorful and delicious dish which is very much popular in West Bengal. The name itself get juices flowing in your mouth and this dish has a heavenly experience in every bite. When Chital Maacher Jhol/Clown Knife Fish Gravy is cooked perfectly it can turn into a dish beyond excellence. It is a recipe of delight which no one can resist. You can try this amazing Chital Maacher Jhol/Clown Knife Fish Gravy at the restaurants and you can also prepare it at your home. People of different region prepare this dish differently according to their own taste. This quick and easy recipe requires only few minute for the preparation and 40 minute to cook it perfectly. On the Better Butter website, you can find the recipe of Chital Maacher Jhol/Clown Knife Fish Gravy by Mukulika Sengupta in step by step with pictures so you can easily learn how to cook the perfect Chital Maacher Jhol/Clown Knife Fish Gravy at your home without any difficulties. Chital Maacher Jhol/Clown Knife Fish Gravy is one of the representative dishes of West Bengal which you can serve in any special occasions.

  • Prep Time0mins
  • Cook Time40mins
  • Serves4People
Chital Maacher Jhol/Clown Knife Fish Gravy

Ingredients to make Chital Maacher Jhol/Clown Knife Fish Gravy

  • 4 chital maacher peti
  • 1 tbsp turmeric
  • 1 tbsp salt
  • tsp jeera
  • 1 large tomato chopped
  • 2 potatoes cubed
  • 1 tbsp ginger paste
  • 1 tbsp coriander powder
  • 1 tsp cumin powder
  • 1 tsp garam masala
  • 1 tsp turmeric powder
  • 1 tsp red chilli powder
  • Salt to taste
  • cup mustard oil

How to make Chital Maacher Jhol/Clown Knife Fish Gravy

  1. Apply salt and turmeric to the fish and marinate it for half an hour. Then heat the mustard oil to a smoking point, reduce the flame and fry the fish pieces. Keep aside.
  2. In the same oil, add in the jeera. Then the cubed potatoes and fry well. Put in half the ginger paste and chopped tomato. Cover and cook till the tomato becomes soft.
  3. Add in the cumin powder, coriander powder, garam masala powder, salt, turmeric powder and red chilli powder. Stir well and fry till the oil separates.
  4. Add 1 cup of water and bring it to a boil. Now add the fried fish pieces, cover and cook for 10 minutes. .
  5. Put in the rest of the ginger paste, let this simmer for a minute and switch off the heat.
  6. Garnish with ginger juliennes and fresh coriander leaves. Serve hot alongside rice for best taste.
My Tip: Try to use mustard oil to bring flavour to this beautiful dish.

Reviews for Chital Maacher Jhol/Clown Knife Fish Gravy (2)

aahna krishna2 years ago
yummy :D can we use rohu fish instead?
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Namu Manandhar2 years ago
Looks simply yummy :D
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