Macher Jhol Recipe

Macher Jhol Recipe
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A delectable healthy meal hailing from Kerala, the Macher Jhol is almost like fish broth than fish curry, though it is considered a curry. Combined with white steamed rice and there is nothing better that can match its salivating flavors.
Macher Jhol Recipe
Difficulty Average
Rating 7.3 / 10 (4 votes)
Recipe Type Non Veg.
  • 4 Fish Fillets (medium-sized)
  • 1 Red Onion (chopped)
  • 2 tbsp Mustard Oil
  • 1 tsp Turmeric Powder
  • 1 tsp Cumin Powder
  • 1 ¼ tsp Red Chilli Powder
  • 2 tbsp Tomato Puree
  • 2 cup Water
  • 1 ½ tsp Salt
  • 4 Green Chillis (halved)
  • 1 inch Ginger (peeled, chopped)
  • 1 ½ tsp Black Onion Seeds (Kalonji)
  • 1 tsp Coriander Powder (Dhania)
  • 1 tbsp Fresh Coriander Leaves (chopped)
How to make Macher Jhol:
  • Wash the fish fillets. Make them dry and then coat them with salt and turmeric powder. Set them aside.
  • Now heat the oil in a wide, heavy bottomed non-stick pan. Add black onion seeds to the oil, and fry until you smell a nice aroma.
  • Add the fish fillets, one at a time, frying each side for 5 minutes or until they turn golden brown. Keep them aside.
  • Now add chopped onion and ginger in the same oil, and fry for 10 minutes.
  • Add turmeric, salt, chilli powder, cumin powder and coriander powder to the above. Stir for 5 minutes.
  • Now add tomato puree and water; stir well. Cover the pan and bring the above to boil.
  • Add the fried fish fillets and fresh green chillis to the above, and turn down the flame and cook them for 25 minutes.
  • Macher Jhol is ready to serve. Garnish it with fresh coriander leaves.

Reviews and Ratings:
mallika posted 06/07/2008
In the recipe, instead of coriander paste, fresh ginger paste alongwith cumin paste should be used to give that authentic Bengali flavour to it.