Aar Macher Jhol Recipe - Bengali Fish Curry
Aar Macher Jhol, a simple and easy Fish curry recipe which is cooked in almost all the Bengali households. It is easy to make and can be made in jiffy.
Aar Macher Jhol is a Bengali Fish curry prepared with Aar/Rohu/Katla fish. The gravy is such an uncomplicated gravy which can be prepared in a jiffy with the items available in the pantry and tastes best with Steamed white rice.
Vegetables like Potato and Brinjal can be added in addition to the fish to enhance the taste and aroma of the curry. Made in every Bengali Household, it is perfect for our everyday meals.
If you like this recipe, you can also try other Fish Recipes such as
- 1 Aar Maach (fish) , (rohu or katla), cleaned and cut into pieces
- 1 Tomato
- 1 Bay leaf (tej patta)
- 2 tablespoons Ginger Garlic Paste
- 3 Green Chillies
- 1 teaspoon Cumin seeds (Jeera)
- 1 teaspoon Coriander Powder (Dhania)
- 1 teaspoon Red chilli powder
- 1/2 teaspoon Turmeric powder (Haldi)
- Mustard oil , as required
- Salt , to taste
- Water , as required
- Coriander (Dhania) Leaves , Few sprigs, finely chopped
How to make Aar Macher Jhol Recipe - Bengali Fish Curry
To begin making the Aar Macher Jhol Recipe, wash and clean fish pieces twice with water. Ensure they are properly cleaned.
Add salt and turmeric powder to the cleaned fish pieces. Marinate it and set aside.
Leave the fish marination for about 2 hours.
In a heavy bottomed pan, add the required oil and heat over medium heat. Fry the fish pieces and fry until they turn lightly brown. The fish pieces should be half cooked.
In the medium sized wok/kadhai, add the remaining oil and heat over medium heat.
Once the oil is hot, add cumin seeds and bay leaf. Let it crackle.
Add chopped tomatoes and cook until they become mushy. To the mushy tomatoes, add red chilli powder, coriander powder and ginger garlic paste.
Cook until the raw smell goes off and the spice powders are absorbed by the tomatoes. Add water as per your required consistency and bring it to boil.
Once the water starts boiling, add the fried fish pieces and cook them over low flame.
Slit the green chillies and add them to the curry. Once the fishes are cooked completely and the curry reaches required consistency, season it with salt and switch off the flame
Ensure the curry is cooked over medium flame once the fish pieces are added. If fish is overcooked, it might dissolve in the curry.
Karthika Gopalakrishnan is a software Engineer by Profession. Being a foodie from childhood, she loves to immerse herself in the aroma of spices and their delicacies. According to her, cooking is a therapy which unwinds the hassles and bustles of a day. As said, the easiest way to enter into the heart of a person is through his food, she loves to bring a unique flavor of every recipe with right composition of spices and love.