Macher Kalia | How to make Macher Kalia

By Titir Pande  |  9th May 2016  |  
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About Macher Kalia Recipe

Fish kalia is a famous bengali dish which is rich in aroma and spices.

Macher Kalia is one dish which makes its accompaniments tastier. With the right mix of flavours, Macher Kalia has always been everyone's favourite. This recipe by Titir Pande is the perfect one to try at home for your family. The Macher Kalia recipe is very simple and can be made in restaurant style using these ingredients. The time taken while preparing Macher Kalia is 15 minutes and the time taken for cooking is 20 minutes. This is recipe of Macher Kalia is perfect to serve 5 people. Macher Kalia is just the appropriate option to prepare when you have a get together or party at home. Be it kids or grownups, everyone just absolutely love Macher Kalia. So do try it next time and share your experience of cooking Macher Kalia by commenting on this page below!

Macher Kalia

Ingredients to make Macher Kalia

  • Rohu fish/Katla fish (Any portion) -5
  • salt to taste
  • turmeric Powder- 1/2 tsp
  • mustard oil- 2 tbsp
  • 2 medium sized onion finely chopped
  • 3 medium size tomato grated
  • ginger-garlic paste - 2 tbspn
  • cumin powder - 1.5 tbspn
  • coriander powder - 2 tbspn
  • Kasoori methi crushed by hand
  • red chilli powder as per your requirement
  • Garam masala powder
  • water
  • coriander leaves for garnish

How to make Macher Kalia

  1. Marinate the fish with salt and turmeric and keep aside for 10 minutes.
  2. In a pan, heat mustard oil and shallow fry the fish pieces till it turns brown.
  3. Remove the fish from pan and set aside.
  4. In the same pan, add little more oil and add the chopped onion.
  5. When the onions become a little sweaty add the ginger garluc paste. Mix well till the onion becomes golden.
  6. Now add the grated tomatoes, salt, turmeric powder, cumin powder, coriander powder, red chilli powder, crushed kasoori methi and mix well
  7. When the mixture starts releasing oil, sprinkle some water and stir.
  8. When the oil starts separating add water. When the water starts boiling add half tbspn garam masala powder and the fish pieces.
  9. Do not stir too much or else the fish pieces can break. When required consistency of the gravy is attended, remove the pan from flame.
  10. Garnish with chopped coriander leaves and green chilli juliennes.
  11. Best to eat with rice.

Reviews for Macher Kalia (1)

Anushree Ghosh3 years ago

Such a delicacy. Thanks for sharing the recipe.