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Tangra Maacher Jhol (Bengali Fish Curry)

Feb-04-2018
Bethica Das
10 minutes
Prep Time
15 minutes
Cook Time
3 People
Serves
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ABOUT Tangra Maacher Jhol (Bengali Fish Curry) RECIPE

As a seafood lover, I love any small fish too, besides prawns. So here is a simple, easy and a traditional homemade fish curry which is only relished with plain steamed rice. The fish used is Tangra fish which is a fresh river water fish. The recipe that I am sharing is a thin gravy made out of minimum of spices. Vegetables of your choice can also be added. A little bit of raw mustard oil to the end product enhances the flavour and I like to have my maach'er jhol bhaat (Fish curry & rice) with a dash of lime.

Recipe Tags

  • Veg
  • Easy
  • Everyday
  • West Bengal
  • Side Dishes

Ingredients Serving: 3

  1. 5-6 tangra fish, cleaned, washed & drained
  2. salt to taste
  3. 1/2 tsp. turmeric powder
  4. 3 tbsp. mustard oil
  5. 1/2 tsp. kalonji (nigella seeds)
  6. 1 tsp. ginger paste
  7. 1 tsp. cumin powder powder
  8. 2 green chilies, slit
  9. 1 tsp. coriander leaves, chopped
  10. 1 tsp. raw mustard oil

Instructions

  1. Marinate the fish with a pinch of salt and turmeric powder for 5-10 minutes. Heat oil in a pan and fry the marinated fish on both sides till light golden in colour. Drain and keep aside.
  2. Temper the same oil with kalonji and green chilies. Saute for a few seconds. Add the ginger paste, cumin powder and turmeric powder mixed with 1/4 cup water.
  3. Saute till dry. Add 1 &1/2 cups water and salt. Bring it to a boil and gently drop in the fried fish. Cover and simmer on a medium flame for 2-3 minutes.
  4. When done, add the raw mustard oil and switch off the flame. Garnish with coriander leaves and serve with plain steamed rice.

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Shikha Roy
Feb-13-2018
Shikha Roy   Feb-13-2018

I like to have it with plain rice.

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