Bengali Machher Jhol- Catfish/Magur


  • Catfish – cut into medium sized pieces.
  • Turmeric powder
  • Garlic 1 clove – minced
  • Ginger – 1/2 inch piece
  • Tomato – 1 small + 2 big microwaved
  • Red onion – 1 big microwaved.
  • Shallot – as above
  • Fenugreek seeds- tsp
  • Bay leaf – 2
  • Dry red chillis
  • Cumin powder
  • Coriander paste
  • Potatoes cut as long wedges
  • Garam masala – dry fried and ground into powder
  • Cooking oil of your choice
  • Salt to taste
Ready to eat with steamed white rice.

Add turmeric powder and salt to the washed / thawed catfish pieces. Place in a baking dish smeared with cooking oil. Bake in convention oven at 275 degree F for half an hour.

Pour whole masalas in the hot cooking oil in a frying pan. After frying pick them up. Add minced mixture of garlic ginger and tomato in the pan and let it fry. Blend onion and shallot in mixer/ magic bullet. Add the blended mixture. Fry till onions are done and oil separates.

Add salt, cumin powder and coriander paste. Blend the big tomatoes and add to the pan. Cook well.

Add the baked fish. Add separately friend potatoes. Add boiled water so that everything is immersed fully. Let is boil.

Sprinkle the garam masala powder on top.

Ready to eat with steamed white rice

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