Bata Maacher Jhaal | How to make Bata Maacher Jhaal

By Bethica Das  |  9th Feb 2018  |  
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About Bata Maacher Jhaal Recipe

I like my simple macher jhol bhaat. It is so comforting and a hearty meal for me. So here is a quick and yummy fish curry in the Bengali style. It is prepared in a thin gravy with Bata Fish which is a fresh river water fish. This typical and traditional Fish curry is light on the stomach with very less spices. The addition of kasundi (mustard paste) and raw mustard oil to the end product gives an amazing flavour and taste to the dish. It is just enjoyed with plain steamed rice and I like mine with a dash of lime.

Bata Maacher Jhaal, a succulent delicacy which is famous all over the world. Bata Maacher Jhaal is one dish which makes its accompaniments tastier. With the overflow of flavours, Bata Maacher Jhaal has always been everyone's favourite. This recipe by Bethica Das is the perfect one to try at home for your family. It's a get together at home and you realise that you want to make a Bata Maacher Jhaal, just the perfect situation when you realise that you need to know how to make the perfect Bata Maacher Jhaal. So, at that time you can try out this delicious recipe by Bethica Das. The recipe of Bata Maacher Jhaalis very simple and can be made in restaurant style using a few ingredients. The time taken while preparing Bata Maacher Jhaal is 15 minute. This recipe of Bata Maacher Jhaal is perfect to serve 3. Bata Maacher Jhaal is just the appropriate option to prepare when you have a get together or night party at home. And do remember that be it kids or grownups, everyone just absolutely love it. So do try it next time!

Bata Maacher Jhaal

Ingredients to make Bata Maacher Jhaal

  • 5-6 Bata Maach (Fish)
  • salt to taste
  • 1/2 tsp. turmeric powder
  • 1/2 tsp. red chili powder or to taste
  • 1 tsp. ginger-garlic paste
  • 3 tbsp. + 1 tsp. mustard oil
  • 1/2 tsp. kalonji (nigela seeds)
  • 1 green chili, slit
  • 1 tsp. kasundi (mustard) paste
  • coriander leaves to garnish

How to make Bata Maacher Jhaal

  1. Marinate the fish with a pinch of turmeric powder and salt to taste for 10 minutes. Heat oil in a pan and shallow fry the fish few at a time till golden in colour on both sides. Keep aside.
  2. In a bowl, mix together ginger-garlic paste, turmeric powder and red chili powder with 1/4 cup water.
  3. Temper the remaining oil with kalonji & green chili.
  4. Add the spice paste and fry on a medium flame...... ....till the oil separates from the sides of the pan.
  5. Add water and salt. Bring it to a boil. Gently drop in the fried fish. Cover and simmer for 8-10 minutes.
  6. Add the kasundi and ....
  7. ...... raw mustard oil.
  8. Garnish with coriander leaves and serve with hot steamed rice.

Reviews for Bata Maacher Jhaal (1)

Milli Garg9 months ago

It goes well with boiled rice.

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