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Machhere Jhol (Bengali Fish Curry)

Machhere Jhol (Bengali Fish Curry)

  • Prep

    10 m
  • Cook

    20 m
  • Ready In

    30 m
Rina H.

Rina H.

A delicate Bengali fish curry. In India, the best parts of a fish are often reserved as a fillet and served grilled, broiled, or cooked alongside a fish stew or curry containing the less attractive portions of fish. The contrasting texture combination is worth trying at your dinner table.

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  • Calories:
  • 367 kcal
  • 18%
  • Fat:
  • 17.6 g
  • 27%
  • Carbs:
  • 5.7g
  • 2%
  • Protein:
  • 44.8 g
  • 90%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 136 mg
  • 45%
  • Sodium:
  • 418 mg
  • 17%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

Directions

  1. Bring the tomatoes, cumin, turmeric, salt, and water to a boil in a four quart saucepan; reduce heat to medium and maintain a simmer.
  2. Heat the oil in a skillet over medium-high heat; cook the fish in the oiled skillet until golden brown, 2 to 3 minutes per side. Transfer the fish to the saucepan.
  3. Heat a separate skillet over medium heat, and toast the mustard seeds, cumin seeds, black cumin seeds, fennel seeds, and fenugreek seeds until fragrant, just a few seconds. Stir the spices into the saucepan. Simmer until the flavors integrate, about 10 minutes more. Serve hot.
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fuda buddah
5

fuda buddah

12/16/2009

Could not find black cumin seeds anywhere. I live next to one of the largest Indian merchant areas in New Jersey. No black cumin seeds to be found so I doubled up on the regular cumin seeds. Found the recipe to be a little bland so I added 1/2tsp of cayenne pepper and 1 tsp of curry powder. I used fresh thick cod filets and found them too delicate for the recipe. Next time I will use stripe bass or blackfish, All in all a pleasant flavor.

GuitarChef
1

GuitarChef

5/18/2013

Also made this minus the black cumin. Came out wonderful.Flavorful without being 'hot'. If most Indian food is too spicy for you then this would be a good addition to your recipe box.Think I'll try it with salmon next time.

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