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Tangra Macher Jhol

Updated: Jun 25, 2023

All Bongs are invited! Remember how our grandmothers used to make real macher jhol? Oh, my goodness! Do you already get a nostalgic feeling? Maacher jhol is a sentiment as much as a dish. For decades, we've enjoyed macher jhol as our go-to lunch. Although many of us departed the city, the distinct flavor of macher jhol lingered in our minds. The most exquisite blend of feelings and nostalgia is Tangra macher jhol and gorom-gorom bhaat.

Tangra Macher Jhol
Tangra Macher Jhol

This traditional Bengali fish stew is perhaps what we live for. This dish is absolute magic, made with only the most basic spices and vegetables. No other meal even comes close to match it. What's the best part? There are no exotic ingredients or elaborate cooking processes in this dish. It's not something a Bong would order in a restaurant because it's a dish best enjoyed when prepared at home and served with love and warmth. It's the ultimate comfort food for us.

For years, the meal has worked its charm with the precise blend of spices and scent. Maacher jhol, in particular, has been cheering me up on my darkest days.

  • Serving: 4

  • Ingredients:

  • Marination of Fish:

  1. Tangra Fish: 400gm

  2. Salt to taste

  3. Turmeric

  • Ingredients:

  1. Mustard Oil for frying and gravy

  2. Potato: 2no

  3. Black Cumin Seeds: 1/4tsp

  4. Slice Onion: 2no

  5. Chopped Garlic: 2clove

  6. Salt to taste

  7. Cumin Powder: 1/2tsp

  8. Kashmiri Red Chilli Powder: 1tsp

  9. Turmeric Powder: 1/2tsp

  10. Chopped Tomato: 2no

  11. Water as per required

  12. Green Chilli: 2no

  13. Chopped Coriander

  • Methods of Cooking:

  1. Marinate fish with salt and turmeric.

  2. Cut potato into wedges.

  3. Take a pan and add mustard oil for frying fish and potato's then keep it aside.

  4. Take a kadai and add mustard oil then oil is heated then add cumin seeds.

  5. Then add slice onion then sauté till translucent color.

  6. Add chopped garlic and salt to taste, then add cumin powder, kashmiri red chilli powder, turmeric powder and cook it nicely, then add little water.

  7. Add chopped tomato and cook in medium heat the add water as per your gravy.

  8. Add fried potato wedges and fried fish in gravy.

  9. Add green chilli and chopped coriander.

  10. Served with steamed rice.

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