Koi Macher Jhal – Koi Fish Spicy Curry


Bengali RecipesFishNon Vegetarian

Preparing any type of recipe with koi fish is a delicacy of bengal, and as you may know that Bengal is famous for a variety of fish. Koi fish is also known as Climbing Perch, and any recipe you are cooking with this fish, tastes great. Koi Macher Jhal is a very popular recipe of bengal where the fish is cooked in thick and rich onion gravy with fresh coriander leaves. It’s a must try recipe for all fish lovers.

Image : Koi Macher Jhal

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Important :

  • Preparation Time : 15 minutes
  • Cooking Time : 30 minutes
  • Total Time : 45 minutes
  • Serve For : 2-4

Ingredients :

  • Koi Fish or Climbing Perch (4)
  • Mustard Oil (4 tbsp)
  • Nigella Seeds or Kalo Jeera (1/8 tsp)
  • Whole Green Chilli (1)
  • Onion (2 medium size) /chopped
  • Garlic (2 tbsp) /grated
  • Ginger (1 tsp) /grated
  • Tomato (1 medium size) /finely chopped
  • Salt (to taste)
  • Turmeric Powder (1/2 tsp)
  • Red Chilli Powder (1 tsp)
  • Cumin Powder (1 tsp)
  • Sugar (1/2 tsp)
  • Coriander Leaves (3 tbsp) /chopped

Images :

Fry the fishes and set them aside

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In the same oil add nigella seeds and green chilli

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Add chopped onion

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Add grated garlic and ginger

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Add salt

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Add turmeric powder

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Add red chilli powder

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Add cumin powder

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Add chopped tomatoes

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Add sugar and some water

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Add the fried fishes

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Lastly add chopped coriander leaves

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Tips :

  • Do not over fry the fish, or it will lose its oil.
  • Serve with steamed rice.

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