Thursday, January 20, 2011

Macher Jhal / Spicy Fish Curry (Rui or American Carp)

Macher Jhal, a tomato based fish curry which I make mostly with all types of Asian fish like Striped Bass, Mullet, Buffalo Carp and they just taste awesome. My husband introduced this dish to me as he says he remembers his mom preparing this everyday morning in his childhood days.

Ingredients: Macher Jhal / Spicy Fish Curry (Rui or American Carp)
  • Rui Mach or Carp (6 pieces)
  • 2 Medium Sized Tomato
  • 1 tsp Ginger
  • 1/2 tsp Kalo Jeera(Kalonji)
  • 1/4 tsp Turmeric Powder
  • Green Chillies
  • Chopped Cilantro

Rub the fish pieces with salt and turmeric and keep them aside for few minutes. Heat oil, I use Mustard Oil in a wok and fry the fish pieces, till they become golden brown on both sides. Once the fish is fried, add the Kalo Jeera (Kalonji) and the green chillies as per your taste. Add the chopped tomatoes, grated ginger, turmeric powder, salt and cook till the oil separates and the tomatoes turn into a gravy. Then add about 1 cup of water, the fish pieces and cover with lid. Garnish with cilantro. Serve this Macher Jhal / Spicy Fish Curry (Rui or American Carp) with plain Basmati Rice.


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