Boal Maacher Rassa (Wallago Fish Gravy)


  • 4 pieces boal fish
  • 1 medium potato, cut into thick wedges
  • 1 large onion, thinly sliced
  • 1 medium tomato, chopped
  • 2 tsp ginger paste
  • 1 tsp green chilli paste
  • 1 tsp turmeric powder
  • 1 tsp cumin powder
  • 1/2 tsp red chilli powder
  • 1 dry red chilli
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1/2 tsp cumin seeds
  • 1 tsp whole garam masala
  • Salt to taste
  • 1/2 tsp sugar
  • 3-4 tbsp mustard oil

Method –

  1. Marinate the fish with salt and turmeric powder for 15 minutes
  2. Heat the mustard oil till smoking
  3. Lightly fry the fishes on low flame
  4. Fry the potato wedges till golden brown and set aside
  5. In the same oil, add cumin seeds, whole garam masala, bay leaf and dry red chilli
  6. Add the onion and fry till light brown
  7. Now, add the tomatoes
  8. Add the ginger paste and sauté
  9. Add the chilli paste and sauté
  10. Add 2-3 tbsp water and add the dry spices – cumin, turmeric and chilli powder and also add salt and sugar to taste
  11. Fry till oil separates and add the potatoes
  12. Mix well and add about 1.5 cups of warm water
  13. Let it come to a boil and add the fish
  14. Reduce the heat and cook covered for 5-7 minutes
  15. Serve with rice

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