Macher Jhaal Recipe

Preparation Time
Difficulty Moderately easy
Occasion Dinner Party
Recipe Type Dinner
Cuisine South Indian

Machher Jhol or Machha Jhola is a traditional Odia and Bengali spicy fish stew. It is in the form of a very spicy stew that is served with rice. Machher Jhol is liberally seasoned with turmeric, garlic, onions, and grated ginger. Potatoes are added to the stew as a thickening agent. Tomatoes are also added to impart the dish with a reddish color which is preferred by the people of Bengal.


Ingredient Quantity Calories Fat Cholestrol
Rui Fish 500 gram 650 10 3
Green Chillies 3 nos 10.8
Chili powder 1.5 teaspoon 2.66 53.04
Turmeric Powder 1 teaspoon 2.86
Onion 1 tablespoon 7.68 0.02
Mustard Oil 4 tablespoon 918.72 104.4
Butter 0.25 cup 406.9 46.03 1.19
Salt 1 as required 0
1999.62 213.49 4.19

Preparation Method

  1. 1 Apply Turmeric Powderr & Salt to the chopped Fish, fry slightly in Oil and keep aside.
  2. 2 Make a paste by mixing the remaining Turmeric Powderr powder and Chili powder with Water. Sauté the Onion in hot Mustard Oil unTil brown in colour.
  3. 3 Now put the Turmeric Powderr-chili paste and ½ cup of Water.
  4. 4 BOil for a few minutes, then add the Chilies and a tsp. of Mustard Oil.
  5. 5 Serve hot with Rice.