Bengali Style Pomfret Kalia | How to make Bengali Style Pomfret Kalia

By Indrani Dhar  |  5th May 2016  |  
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About Bengali Style Pomfret Kalia Recipe

This is a very common fish preperation of fish in Bengali Cuisine which we call as Kalia. Kalia is a Bengali cooking term which means a very rich preparation of fish, meat, egg or even vegetables, using a fair amount of oil and ghee with a sauce usually based on ground ginger and onion paste that is finally sprinkled with Bengali Garam Masala (a grounded powder of cinnamon, cardamom and cloves) on top.

Bengali Style Pomfret Kalia is delicious and authentic dish. Bengali Style Pomfret Kalia by Indrani Dhar is a great option when you want something interesting to eat at home. Restaurant style Bengali Style Pomfret Kalia is liked by most people . The preparation time of this recipe is 10 minutes and it takes 20 minutes to cook it properly. Bengali Style Pomfret Kalia is an amazing dish which is liked by the people of every region. By the help of this recipe you can definitely know how to make a perfect Bengali Style Pomfret Kalia. Bengali Style Pomfret Kalia is an amazing dish which is perfectly appropriate for any occasion. Bengali Style Pomfret Kalia is delicious as well as healthy dish because it contains large amount of healthy nutrients. Surprise your family and friends by preparing this restaurant style Bengali Style Pomfret Kalia at your home.

Bengali Style Pomfret Kalia

Ingredients to make Bengali Style Pomfret Kalia

  • Pomfret fish : 2-3 pieces
  • onions : 2, finely chopped/grated
  • garlic : 3 cloves, grated
  • green chillies : 2
  • ginger paste : 1 tbsp
  • tomato : 1, medium sized, chopped
  • Black Cumin/kalonji/Kala jeera : 1 tsp
  • turmeric Powder : 2 tsp (for cooking) + 1 tbsp (for marination)
  • red chilli Powder : 1 tsp (as per taste)
  • cumin Powder : 1 tsp
  • salt to taste
  • sugar : 1/2 tsp
  • oil : 2 tbsp (for frying fish) + 1 tbsp (for cooking)
  • Fresh coriander leaves for garnishing

How to make Bengali Style Pomfret Kalia

  1. Wash and clean the fish well. Then marinate them with 1 tbsp turmeric powder and 1 tsp salt. Rub all over the fish and keep aside for at least 1/2 an hour. Also make a paste of the ginger and 1 green chilli.
  2. Heat enough oil in a flat frying pan, place the marinated fish one or two at a time (do not overcrowd the pan) and fry them on a medium heat from both sides until they are well browned. Remove and keep the fried fish aside.
  3. Heat 1 tbsp oil in another pan or kadhai, temper the oil with black cumin and 1 green chilli slitted from the middle. When seeds crackle, add the finely chopped onions and grated garlic, mix well and saute them for a couple of minutes.
  4. Add the ginger, green chilli paste and again mix it thoroughly with the onions. Mix the turmeric, red chilli, cumin powder and a pinch of salt with 2-3 tbsp of water.
  5. After sauteing the onion-ginger-garlic for 1-2 minutes, add this spice mixture. In a medium-high heat, saute the spice paste till the oil separates for about 2-3 minutes.
  6. Now add the chopped tomatoes and cook until the tomatoes get mixed well with the spices and the oil separates from the masala (spice blend). Season with salt and add sugar. Mix it well and add 1 cup of warm water in there.
  7. Cover with a lid and cook for about 7-8 minutes in medium heat or gravy thickens. (I didn't cook till the gravy thickened and just kept a little thin gravy, but it's upto you. Both the version has its own taste.)
  8. Check the seasoning before you remove the pan from the heat.
  9. Lastly garnish it with fresh coriander leaves and serve with plain rice.

Reviews for Bengali Style Pomfret Kalia (3)

Mun Debojita year ago

But wen to add d fried fish?? U didn't mention..
Indrani Dhar
a year ago
After you add warm water, add the fish in the curry..sorry for that

Titir Pande2 years ago

sounds yummy

Maanika Hoon2 years ago

Wow! Looks so flavourful and yummy