Thursday, December 13, 2007

Bata macher (small fish) jhaal

Bata/small macher Jhaal
Bata mach 4-5
Turmeric powder -2-3 tsp
Red pepper powder 1-2 tsp
Coriander powder ½ tbs
1 tomato pureed in mixer
2-3 green chillies slit in middle
Salt as per taste
Water 1 -1/2 cup of water
Mustard oil 2tbs
½ cup chopped coriander .

Clean the fish,Marinate the bata (fish) with holod (turmeric powder),noon(salt) for 1 hrs.
Heat a Kadai ,Add sarsher tel (Mustard oil),now fry the whole fish for 3 mints at med,flip the side ,fry it another 3-4 mints .Fish should look deep brown and crisp.

Take out and drain .Add little more oil ,water ,Holod,red pepper powder,noon,dhone gorun(Coriander powder),tomato puree,green chillies ,just make sure the flame is low .Add in fried fish to it.

Cook the above at low ,covered for 7-10 mints till all the water is soaked or if desired leave some gravy.I prefer some gravy to eat with rice.
Sprinkle fresh coriander and serve with rice.

You can make pabda macher jhaal,parshe macher jhaal ,Morula macher jhaal in the same way .One can find all types of fish in winter in local markets ,probably it’s the safest season to indulge in good food.Enjoy.

Here is pabda macher jhaal made similar way .

Happy Cooking Everybody


  1. thats a platefull of yummy yummy fooddd

  2. thank you sagai for liking the dish
    hugs and smiles

  3. Gravy looks so delicious, thanks for the recipe Jaya. Happy New year!:))


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