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Friday, September 23, 2011

Pomfret macher jhol


Our visit to the local Asian store Uwajimaya was pretty fruitful or rather fishful. We got some excellent Pomfrets. This is how I cooked them as traditional bengali fish curry.


  1. Pomfret - 2 large size cut into 4to 6 steak like pieces
  2. Tomato - 2 large
  3. Garlic Paste of 3 /4 cloves
  4. Fresh corriander leaves
  5. Green chili - 3/4
  6. Turmeric powder
  7. Chili powder
  8. Salt
  9. Kalo jeera / Kalonji


  1. Wash the fish steaks and keep it dry. Now add turmeric powder and salt to it. Keep it aside for sometime.
  2. Take a frying pan and heat the oil. I prefer to use mustard oil but you can go ahead with canola or sunflower oil. Heat the oil till it starts smoking.
  3. Now add the fish steaks 1 or 2 pieces at a time and fry it till all the sides become light golden brown. Remove the steaks from the oil.
  4. Discard the oil which you have used for frying.
  5. Take oil in the kadai / frying pan and heat it.
  6. Temper it with kalonji and green chili.
  7. Add the chopped tomatoes and sprinkle little salt to it.
  8. Cook it in medium heat till the tomatoes become soft.
  9. Now add the garlic paste, turmeric powder and chili powder.
  10. Cook it till the raw smell of the garlic paste goes away.
  11. Now add water to it. Once the water starts boiling add the fried fish steaks and add salt and a pinch of sugar to it
  12. Add chopped coriander leaves and slit green chilies. Keep it covered for a minute and it is ready to be served with steaming hot white rice..


quaditi said...

very nice.need to try this weekend.

Tania said...

i saw this site using your image!

Saurav said...

An excellent recipe, thank you so much, just used your recipe..

Unknown said...

Superb recipe! Loved it

Unknown said...

Rangta Superb recipe! Loved it!