By Moumita Paul
Macher jhol is a stomach soothing healthy soupy bengali fish curry. Check how to make a simple & healthy macher jhol with katla/rui/tilapia/chara pona/bata machh, jhinge(ridge gourd), aloo, data(drumstick), ada jeera bata masalas.
Wash the fish(katla/rui/tilapia/chara pona/bata fish), drain the water, smear the fish with turmeric & salt. Fry the fish until golden.
Boil jhinge(ridge gourd), aloo(potato), and data(drumsticks) in pressure cooker with 1 & 1/2 cup of water, with one whistle blowing.
Blend ginger, green chillies(as per taste), and tomato with little water until making a smooth masala paste.
Heat the pan(used to fry the fish) with little oil, sauté whole jeera and bay leaves. Fry the masala paste, with cumin powder, coriander powder, turmeric powder, red chilli powder, until raw smell goes off.,
Add the boiled vegetables to the pan. Add one more cup of water as macher jhol needs a patla or light gravy.
Our light Bengali fish curry macher jhol is ready. Enjoy with gorom bhat(rice) & lebu(lemon).