Macher Jhol By Kunal Kapur

Macher Jhol

Macher Jhol is a famous Bengali fish stew. Chef Kunal Kapur shares a recipe for this spicy and delicious Bengali delicacy. The Rohu fish is tender, and the flavours in curry will make you sigh.
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Cooking Time

30-40 Min

Meal Type


Preparation Time

15-17 Min



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  • 500 gm rohu fish
  • salt as per taste
  • turmeric powder
  • mustard oil
  • 1 tsp cumin powder
  • 1 tsp coriander powder
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper powder
  • sugar
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 3 cardamom
  • 2-inch cinnamon
  • 1 tsp ginger paste
  • 2 potatoes
  • fresh coriander for garnish


  1. 1

    In a plate, add rohu fish, salt, turmeric powder and mix.
  2. 2

    In a heated pan, add mustard oil and fry the fish.
  3. 3

    In another bowl, add cumin powder, coriander powder, turmeric powder, black pepper powder and sugar.
  4. 4

    Add water and mix it well.
  5. 5

    Take out the fried fish in a plate.
  6. 6

    Add bay leaf, cardamom, cinnamon stick and toast it.
  7. 7

    Add ginger paste and saute.
  8. 8

    Add powdered spice paste, chopped potatoes and mix.
  9. 9

    Add salt as per taste, water and leave it to cook.
  10. 10

    Add water, fried fish and stir.

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