Maacher Kalia | How to make Maacher Kalia

By Mukulika Sengupta  |  12th Jul 2016  |  
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About Maacher Kalia Recipe

I have been brought up largely by my grandparents and they had doted upon me. There are certain dishes that I strongly associate with my "didu" or grandma as we call her in Bangla. She used to make sure that the family eats healthy all the time. We had liberal doses of green leafy vegetables, all kinds of roots and shoots,all seasonal veggies. And of course FISH!!! This is a very simple yet tasty recipe that every Bengali must be familiar with.

Maacher Kalia is a popular aromatic and delicious dish. You can try making this amazing Maacher Kalia in your kitchen. This recipe requires 20 minutes for preparation and 20 minutes to cook. The Maacher Kalia by Mukulika Sengupta has detailed steps with pictures so you can easily learn how to cook Maacher Kalia at home without any difficulty. Maacher Kalia is enjoyed by everyone and can be served on special occasions. The flavours of the Maacher Kalia would satiate your taste buds. You must try making Maacher Kalia this weekend. Share your Maacher Kalia cooking experience on the BetterButter platform. You can also use the "What's cooking" feature on the app to get in touch with other home chefs like Mukulika Sengupta for inputs. In case you have any queries for Maacher Kalia you can comment on the recipe page to connect with the Mukulika Sengupta. You can also rate the Maacher Kalia and give feedback.

Maacher Kalia

Ingredients to make Maacher Kalia

  • 500 gms Fish
  • 2 onions, pureed
  • 2 tomatoes, pureed
  • 2 potatoes, cut lengthwise
  • 1 tbsp garlic paste
  • 1 tbsp ginger paste
  • 1 tsp kalonji
  • 1 tbsp coriander powder
  • 1/2 tbsp cumin Powder
  • 1 tsp turmeric powder
  • 1 tsp red chilli powder
  • 3 green chillies, slit
  • salt to taste
  • ½ cup chopped coriander leaves
  • ¼ tsp cinnamon powder
  • ¼ tsp green cardamom powder
  • Salt and turmeric for the fish

How to make Maacher Kalia

  1. Apply salt and turmeric to the fish and keep aside for half an hour. Heat some mustard oil. Fry the fish pieces. Drain and keep aside.
  2. Add the kalonji and slit green chillies in the same oil. Add the potato pieces. Fry till the potatoes start becoming golden brown.
  3. Add the ginger and garlic paste. Sauté. Add the onion puree. Fry till the mixture becomes dry.
  4. Add the tomato puree. Fry some more. Add the cumin powder, coriander powder, salt, turmeric and red chili powder. Sauté till oil starts leaving the sides.
  5. Add 1 ½ cups of water and bring to a boil. Now add the fish pieces and lower the flame. Cover and cook for 10 minutes.
  6. The gravy will thicken a bit. Add the cinnamon and green cardamom powders and mix. Serve garnished with chopped coriander leaves.

Reviews for Maacher Kalia (2)

Shereen Fatima2 years ago

wow mukulika, this looks so yummy!

Bindiya Sharma2 years ago

lovely recipe!Kalonji makes it so delicious!!