Today I am sharing with you a delicious fish curry recipe made with Mourala mach. In Bengal it is called Mourala Macher Jhal. It is a popular Bengali dish and very tasty to eat. The process of making this dish is very simple.
Cooking time – 40 minutes. Serve – 4
1.Mourala fish – 250 grams.
2.Potato (medium) – 1
3.Tomato – 1 (chopped)
4.Onion – 1 (chopped)
5.Garlic paste – 1/2 tsp.
6.Kalonji (nigella seeds) – 1/2 tsp.
7.Turmeric powder – 1/2 tsp.
8.Chilly powder – 1/2 tsp.
9.Cumin powder – 1/2 tsp.
10.Coriander powder – 1/2 tsp.
11.Salt to taste.
12.Oil – 1/2 cup.
13.Slit green chilly – 4
14.Chopped coriander leaves – 2 tbsp.
1.Clean and wash the fish, marinate with 1/2 tsp.of salt and a pinch of turmeric powder. Keep aside until use. Peel and cut the potato (like French fry) and soak in water for 10 minutes. Drain and keep aside. Put garlic paste in a bowl. To this add turmeric,chilly,cumin,coriander powders and 1/2 cup of water. Mix well and keep the masala mix aside.
2.Heat oil in a frying pan, when hot reduce the heat. Group fishes into 4 batches. Fry each batch into light brown on both sides. Remove the fried fishes from the oil, keep aside.
3.Add kalonji in the remaining oil, fry for 30 seconds. Add potato and onion, stir fry for 2 minutes. Add tomato,saute for 2 minutes. Add the masala mix, saute until the raw smell of the masala goes off. Add 11/2 cups of water and salt, let it bring to boil. Add the fried fishes and slit green chilly and keep cooking till all the water evaporates. Remove pan from heat, add coriander leaves. Cover the pan and give 10 minutes standing time.
The delicious Mourala fish is ready, serve with hot steamed Rice.