Maacher Kalia (Spicy Fish Gravy)


  • 4 pieces Rohu fish
  • 3 tbsp onion paste
  • 1 tsp ginger paste
  • 1/2 tsp garlic paste
  • 1/2 tsp cumin powder
  • 1/2 tsp coriander powder
  • 1 tsp turmeric powder
  • 1 tsp Kashmiri red chilli powder
  • 1 medium tomato
  • 1 tbsp curd
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 2 pieces each of cinnamon and cloves
  • 1/3 tsp garam masala powder
  • 4 tbsp oil
  • Salt to taste
  • 1/3 tsp sugar

Method –

  1. Wash the fish pieces and smear with salt and turmeric powder. Set aside
  2. Mix the cumin coriander powder with 2 tbsp water and set aside
  3. Heat half the oil and fry the fish pieces till brown on both sides. Remove from pan and set aside
  4. Now, add the rest of the oil and temper with bay leaf, clove and cinnamon
  5. Add the onion paste and fry on low flame
  6. Once it dries up, add ginger and garlic paste, turmeric powder, chilli powder and salt
  7. Now, add the cumin coriander paste and fry for about 3 minutes till the raw smell goes away
  8. Add in the beaten curd and fry till everything mixes well
  9. Add the tomato pieces and cook till soft and mushy
  10. Once the oil separates, add 1.5 cups of warm water
  11. When the water comes to a boil, add the fish pieces
  12. Let it cook on medium flame till the gravy thickens and coats the fish pieces
  13. Sprinkle Garam masala powder and switch off the flame

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