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Macher Jhol

Macher Jhol

Delcious Bengal Fish curry ( Macher Jhol)

Delcious Bengal Fish curry ( Macher Jhol)

Macher Jhol is specialty of West Bengal region of India. Macher means Fish and Jhol means curry. So basically it is fish curry from West Bengal region of India. Since West Bengal is on the coast of Indian ocean and holy river of Ganges flows through it so it is rich in water and thus its cuisine contains lots of fresh water and sea fishes. Thus Bengali cuisine has got very tasty recipes for many fishes. The macher jhol dish is best enjoyed when the fish is brought fresh and cooked on the same day. You can use any fish to make this recipe but best made with the local fish to Bengal region like Rohu.


  1. Fish: 4 Pieces.
  2. Potatoes: 2
  3. Onion: 1
  4. Red Chili Powder: 1 Tsp.
  5. Cumin Powder: 1 Tsp.
  6. Turmeric Powder: ½ Tsp
  7. Mustard Oil: 4 Tbsp.
  8. Bay leaf: 2
  9. Salt: To taste.
  10. Water: 2 Cups


  1. Wash the fish thoroughly and set aside.
  2. Now wash the potatoes and peel them. Cut them like French Fries. Put them in a bowl of water.
  3. Finely chop the onion.
  4. Now in frying pan, heat the 1 Tbsp of oil.
  5. Fry the fish till they are half done.
  6. Take them out and keep aside.
  7. Now fry the potatoes in one more Tbsp of oil..
  8. Fry till they are half done and keep side.
  9. Now take 2 Tbsp of oil in the pan and sauté onion with bay leaves.
  10. Now add all the spices mentioned in the ingredients in the onions and sauté it a bit more.
  11. Add 2 Cups of water and potatoes.
  12. Bring it to boil.
  13. Slowly add the fish pieces. You should be gentle or the fish pieces would break.
  14. Cook till the potatoes are fully done.
  15. Serve with rice.

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Macher Jhol


Indian Chef (author) from New Delhi India on August 05, 2013:

Thanks Getitscene

Dale Anderson from The High Seas on July 29, 2013:

Delicious I bet! Voted up and 5 stars. I'd love to make this some time soon.

Indian Chef (author) from New Delhi India on May 25, 2013:

Thanks Vertualit

Indian Chef (author) from New Delhi India on May 25, 2013:

Thanks Creativelycc

Indian Chef (author) from New Delhi India on May 25, 2013:

Thanks Rajan for not only very useful comment but also for share and stars

Abdus Salam from Bangladesh on May 24, 2013:

I always like jhol. Awesome post. thanks for sharing..

voting up!!

Carrie L Cronkite from Maine on May 24, 2013:

Hi Rajan,

This looks delicious and easy to make. I love fish and curry - I'll definitely be making this recipe. Thank you!

Rajan Singh Jolly from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar, INDIA. on May 24, 2013:

Using mustard oil for fish should be interesting. I've always wanted to try out fish the way it is made in Bengal and this hub is a perfect recipe.

Thanks, Indian Chef.

Voted up, useful, 5 stars and shared.

Indian Chef (author) from New Delhi India on May 03, 2013:

Thanks peachpurple

peachy from Home Sweet Home on May 03, 2013:

awesome and really red hot recipe. Thanks for sharing

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