Aar Mach diye Begun er Torkari (Aar Fish with Eggplant Curry)

Aar Mach diye Begun er Torkari (Aar Fish with Eggplant Curry)


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About this recipe: Aar Fish with Eggplant is an everyday curry that my family often has for lunch and dinner. It is served with plain rice and is quite easy to make.

BengaliFoodie Dhaka, Bangladesh

Serves: 4 

  • 1/2 cup cooking oil
  • 1 cup sliced onions
  • 1 tablespoon garlic paste
  • 1 tablespoon ginger paste
  • salt as needed
  • 1/2 tablespoon turmeric powder
  • 1/2 tablespoon red chilli powder
  • water as needed
  • 250 g or 4-5 medium sized pieces of Aar Fish ( Mach)
  • 2 medium sized eggplants chopped into long rectangular cubes
  • 2-3 tomatoes cut in quarter pieces
  • 7 green chillies cut in half along the length
  • 1 handful of coriander leaves

Prep:20min  ›  Cook:30min  ›  Ready in:50min 

  1. Ingredient snapshot
  2. Heat oil in a pan and fry the sliced onions on high heat. If preferred, onion paste can be added with the sliced onions.
  3. Add the garlic and ginger pastes, salt, turmeric and red chilli powders. Pour in one cup of water and boil the mixture. When bubbles start to form, put the lid on by lowering the heat for 10-15 minutes.
  4. Add the fish pieces, and stir for a bit. Make sure that the fish pieces do not break while stirring.
  5. Now add the eggplant and tomato slices, green chillies and coriander leaves. Stir for a bit.
  6. Pour in 2 more cups of water and put the lid on with low heat for 10 minutes.The dish will be ready when the oil starts to float on top of the curry.
  7. Snapshot of finished dish.

Serving suggestion

Serve with plain rice. The dish tastes great with fresh lemon extract.

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Reviews (2)


thanks!! - 30 Jul 2012


the gravy looks yummmy! I must try it - 30 Jul 2012

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