Macher Jhol Magic: Transforming Ordinary Meals With You


Macher Jhol is a Bengali fish curry prepared with Katla fish. Viewers, we are about to embark on a very interesting and complex journey. We hope you will fully support us and revise our recipe till the end. White rice and fish will be used. So of course there will be some people in our audience who will like fish, some people who will like fish, and some people who will like rice.

So join us in this journey with confidence and see how you can become the best chef at home. Just follow our instructions and see that your family will not be able to stop praising you. So without wasting time let’s start our recipe. First note some important points and then we will move on to the ingredients and the method.

The Flame of Macher Jhol:

Heat five tablespoons of oil in a shallow pan over medium-inch heat. If you are using mustard oil, heat the oil until it starts to smoke and this will remove the bitterness. Then lower it to about an inch and add the fish to the pan. And fry to seal each piece but don’t let the fillets cook. 

The Cooking Time of Macher Jhol:

Add the onion, garlic, and ginger to the pan and cook on medium heat for two minutes, stirring. If the paste is burning or checking on the base of the pan, add a splash of water. Then add coriander cumin chili powder tomatoes and chopped tomatoes to it. Add hot water and cook for five minutes. Allow to simmer for 15 minutes or until the oil rises to the surface and falls into the pan.

The Gravy of Macher Jhol:

Make sure that all sides of each fillet are cooked evenly. If possible, cook the fish fillets in a single layer in the pan as this will prevent them from breaking into flakes. Reduce inches, add sugar cover, and cook until the fillets are cooked flat, this will take no more than five minutes.

There are Some Ingredients of Macher Jhol:

1: 500g fresh fish

2: 1 large potato cut into wedge

3: 1 large onion finely chopped

4: 2 tomatoes chopped

5: 1/2 cup mustard oil

6: Cumin seeds 1 teaspoon

7: Green Chili 2 slit

8: 1 teaspoon turmeric powder

9: 1 teaspoon cumin powder

10: 1 teaspoon coriander powder

11: Salt as per your taste

12: Fresh coriander leaves for garnish

Let’s See the Recipe of Macher Jhol

1: Marinate the Fish:

Season your fish with a teaspoon of turmeric powder and salt, keep it aside for about 15 minutes, then start cooking it.

2: Prepare the Potatoes:

Cut the aloe into wedges. Keep one thing in mind the harder you work, the more fruit you will get, which means it will not only enhance the taste but also add a beautiful color to the dish.

3: Heat Mustard Oil:

All you have to do is heat half a cup of mustard oil in a large frying pan. When you see that the oil starts to burn, lower the heat and leave it to cool again.

4: Saute Onions:

Add one teaspoon of cumin seeds to the oil. See when the cumin seeds dissolve completely in the oil, then add the chopped onions. But not resolved.

5: Fry the Fish: 

Add the marinated fish to the pan and fry until the pieces turn light golden. Once done, remove the fish from the pan and set aside

6: Prepare Masala Base:

If the above steps are completed, you must prepare an excellent spice paste by adding cumin powder, coriander powder, red chili powder, and turmeric in the same oil.

7: Add Tomatoes:

So now you have to add the chopped tomatoes to your paste and cook until all the ingredients are soft and the paste is completely dissolved.

8: Reintroduce the Fish and Potatoes:

Gently place the fried fish in the pan along with the shallot wedges. Made sure the fish and aloo were well coated with the aromatic spices.

9: Simmer and Garnish:

Add enough water to the pan to cover the fish and onions. Simmer until the aloo becomes soft and the curry thickens. Garnish the macher jhol with chopped green chilies and fresh coriander leaves.

Macher Jhol


Let’s see viewers in today’s Recipe Macher Jhol which is a famous recipe of Kolkata is ready. Now you can eat it with roti or naan as you like. Eat it yourself and feed it to your loved ones, feed it to your elders, and feed it to your children too. I hope you will like my recipe today very much and this recipe takes some extra time.

I thought I had told you about many sweet recipes before so let me tell you something different. So I have presented before you today Kolkata or Bengali Recipe Macher Jhol. In the coming time, I will be sharing more such great recipes with you so stay connected with me.

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