Meen Moilee (Fish Curry with Light Coconut Gravy)

‘Meen Moilee’ is a fish curry from Kerala. This curry is one of my favorite. I love it with steamed rice though it goes well with appam, idiyappam or idli too. I like the creamy, light texture of the gravy with mild yellow colour with hot steamed rice. I never fry fish for this recipe separately. If you wish you can lightly fry the fishes smearing with little salt and lemon juice. But do not overcook or fry the fish hard, else the whole flavor of the curry will go into toss. I have used Rohu Fish as it is…

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Bata Macher Tel Jhal (Labio Bata Fish in Spicy Mustard Gravy)

I bought some very fresh ‘Bata Mach’ from our local fish market. In monsoon varieties of small fresh water fish are available in market. These fish are very sweet in taste though is a little difficult to debone them while eating. I have already posted two recipes of ‘Bata Macher Jhal’ which is a fish curry with mustard base. This recipe is quite similar to the previous one except few more spices are used and as the name represents it is little oily and spicy! On rainy days when you like to cook something a little spicy try this ‘Bata…

Bata Macher Jhal (Labeo Bata in Mustard Gravy)

‘Bata Mach’ or Labeo Bata is a very popular fish in Bengal. It is a fresh water small fish native to eastern part of India. One of the popular Bengali fish preparations with this fish is ‘Bata Macher Jhal’ with mustard based gravy. ‘Bata Macher Jhal’ is also very easy to cook without much hassle. In our family we fry the fish till it’s golden for any fish curries unless it is a steamed preparation. Fried fish with mustard paste brings out the best flavour of the fish in the gravy. In addition I use come chopped onion to the…

Potol dea Macher Jhal (Fish Curry with Pointed Gourd)

In our family we always like to eat seasonal fruits and vegetables. During summer we find vegetables more with water contents which helps us to keep our body rehydrated. I often make different dishes with ‘potol’ or pointed gourd. This ‘Potol dea Macher Jhal’ or Fish Curry with Pointed Gourd is one of them. It is a very light fish curry ideal for summer. Personally I do not like eating potato so where it can be avoided I do not use potato. If you wish you can cook the same curry with pointed gourd and potato. Here is the recipe…

Tomato Rui (Rohu Fish Curry in Thick Tomato Gravy)

‘Tomato Rui’ is a very easy Rohu Fish Curry from Bengali kitchen. There is no specific recipe for cooking ‘Tomato Rui’. You can temper the oil with whole spices or whole garam masala of your choice. Every family has its own recipe of cooking this fish curry. I normally cook this recipe in winter as fresh ripe red tomatoes are best available during winter. Though good quality tomatoes are available throughout the year now a days! This curry has a very beautiful red colour from the ripe juicy tomatoes and Kashmiri Red Chillie Powder. The curry is flavoured with whole…

Rui Gondhoraj (King Lemon Infused Rohu Fish Curry)

‘Gondhoraj Lebu’ (Aromatic King Lemon or Kaffir Lime) is widely available in Indian subcontinent and south east Asian countries. The beautiful aroma when mixed with any curry or dal it gives completely different dimension. There is wide use of this lime in every fish curries in south-east Asian countries. Both the rind of the lime and leaves are both used in a variety of recipes. My mother makes some awesome dishes using the lime and the leaf like ‘Gondhoraj Chicken’, ‘Lebu Patar Dal’, ‘Gondhoraj Maach’ etc. In fact we use this lime in our ‘Ghol’ (Bengali Lassi) too. Today I’ll…

Tilottama Rui (Rohu Cooked with Sesame Seed Paste)

Today I’m sharing a traditional Bengali fish preparation ‘Tilottama Rui’ (Rohu fish with sesame seeds). This classic Bong dish acquires its name from the word ‘Til’ which is the Bengali name for sesame. White sesame seeds paste is the main ingredient in the dish along with yellow mustard paste which gives this dish the most unique flavor. Many years ago I read this recipe in a Bengali magazine but forgot the recipe. Some days back I saw this recipe in television. Since then I was thinking of cooking this fish recipe. Yesterday bought some white sesame seeds from grocery store…