Pomfret Macher Jhaal

    1 hour 10 mins

    This is a bengali delicacy and a good recipe for a pomfret fish lover. It is spicy and tangy. Definitely an easy recipe worth trying.


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    Serves: 4 

    • 2 pomfret fish each cut into half
    • salt to taste
    • 2 tspn turmeric powder
    • 5 tbspn of mustard seeds
    • 4 green chilies
    • 5 tbspns of oil
    • 1 tspn kalonji seeds
    • 1 tspn red chili powder

    Prep:20min  ›  Cook:20min  ›  Extra time:30min setting  ›  Ready in:1hr10min 

    1. Clean and cut fish into half. Rub salt and turmeric into them.
    2. Grind mustard seeds into paste with green chilies, tomatoes, salt and water as needed.
    3. In pan, heat oil. Slide in the fish and fry well. Keep aside.
    4. In the remaining oil, add kalonji seeds, 2 slit green chilies. Make a paste of 1tsp turmeric powder, red chili powder and 2tsp of water. Add it in the oil and keep stirring till dry.
    5. Add mustard paste and keep stirring till dry. Add water and let it simmer. Add fish, cover and cook till fish is done.
    6. Serve hot with rice.

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    You can try it with Ilish or Hilsha fish.  -  27 Jul 2013


    recipe says grind tomatoes - ingredients no tomatoes mentioned  -  26 May 2016