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Friday, February 18, 2011

Bengali Style Fish Curry With Vegetables / Rui Macher Jhol Aloo Beans Diye

This simple and light fish curry is very easy to prepare and basically a no frills dish. With very few spices this can be made in zippy.

Serves: 3-4, Cooking Time: 20 minutes

6-7 pieces of Rui (rohu)/ katla fish
1 Potato
7-8 French beans
2 Green onion, finely chopped
1 Onion (big and ground to paste)
1/2 tsp Turmeric powder
1 tsp Cumin powder
1 tsp Red chilly powder
1/4 tsp tsp Onion seeds/ Kalonji / Kalo jire
2-3 Green chillies (slit in half)
2 tbsp Mustard oil
1 1/2 cup of Water
Salt to taste
Few coriander leaves, chopped (optional)

Wash the fish pieces. Pat dry with paper towel, marinate with turmeric, salt and red chilly powder for 10-12 minutes. Wash and peel off potato, cut into long and thin strips. Wash french beans and trim from both the ends. Now cut them into 1 1/2 inch, sprinkle some salt and chilli powder on both the vegetables. Take a broad frying pan and heat mustard oil till smoking point, reduce the heat and gently lower the fish into the oil. Fry fish pieces on both the sides till it is light brown. Now very carefully without breaking the fish pieces place them on paper to soak extra oil and keep aside. Fry potatoes and beans till they are light brown.

Now if you find that oil in the frying pan has turned little brown color you can transfer the fried oil in a bowl and replace with fresh mustard oil to make a nice looking gravy or else you may have to sacrifice with the blackish looking fish gravy at the end.
Heat oil thoroughly and add onion seeds and 2 green chillies and saute for 1 minute. Add onion paste and fry till it turns light brown. Add turmeric powder, cumin and chilly powder. Fry for a minute and do no let the masala burn. Now add 1 1/2 cup of water, fried veggies and adjust the salt. cover and let this cook for 5-6 minutes.
 Gently slide in the fried fish pieces to the gravy, rest of the green chillies, green onions and cover it again for 2-3 minutes. Remove from flame. Add coriander leaves and cover the lid again. Serve this simple, light on stomach fish curry with piping hot rice. Enjoy your meal and do let me know how you felt after relishing it.



  1. Oh! WOW!! Deepa, I have been longing to taste this since many days as it has been quite a few months since I prepared this curry..... Of course minus the veggies.... It is severely enticing..... :P


  2. Now...who can resit this simple to make yet exotic, flavorful & mouth wateriong bengali fish curry??? Its simply irresistible...!!
    Prathima Rao
    Prats Corner

  3. Hey Deepa,

    That's a great looking fish curry...:)Looks inviting...Love the pictures...:)


  4. Looks yummy and different should try.

  5. WOW Deepa! Bengali Fish curry sounds very interesting...look absolutely delicious!

  6. that looks yum..very interesting fish curry...

  7. Dear Deepa
    How are you?
    I am off blog these days...
    But cant help putting a note of appreciation of this dish. I was scratching my hair thinking, what variation I sd do with few pieces of Rohu fish I have you are ...and cant wait to try your recipe...wonderful
    Have a nice weekend

  8. @Ash: Delighted to see you after a long time:-)Certainly this curry tastes best with these veggies.
    Thank you friends for your appreciating this simple curry

    @Ushnish Kaku: I'm fine. Was thinking of writing a mail to you today:-) ami bhalo achi.I will wait for your comments after you try this.

  9. Never had a chance to taste Bengali dish....will try this one.

  10. Oh Wow.. This is soo good.... Havent tasted bengali style fish... Makes me drool :D

  11. Wow Deepa, khub bhalo laglo dekhe.. Try korte hobe..Please visit my blog, an award is waiting for you !!

  12. Drool worthy fish curry,looks very tempting,bookmarked.

  13. Slurp, mouthwatering here...such a fingerlicking fish curry,yummm!

  14. Fish curry looks delicious tempting for a veggie like me.

  15. The fish curry looks fantastic. Superb!!! :)

  16. My upavas today.. but your dish is making me go crazy about fish now..

  17. Delicious fish curry...looks lovely with all the addition of veggies.

  18. I loved this curry but being a vegetarian can I try this with fried eggs.Do you have any suggestions.

  19. Different style fish curry...sounds yum!! will try this sometimes.

  20. So far never tried Bengali fish but yours looks excellent.....

  21. Very authentic looking Deepa..lovely clicks too!

    US Masala

  22. Slurp! What a delicious fish curry! So lovely and appetizing!

  23. Fish curry looks v nice perfectr with rice:)

  24. very yummy recipe...feel like having some with rice right away....slurp!!

  25. This is certainly a easy dish with fish and veggies.Sounds awesome.

  26. Heard a lot abt Bengali's fish preparation,will try this sometimes.Looks yummy.

  27. Fish looks yummy. I love this style.

  28. Hi Deepa
    I am not a fish person but I liked the cumin cookie recipe & will try to make them this week the way you put the pictures of the process too.

  29. Deepa, eta awesome dish...khub bhalo khete aar easy to prepare:) Thanks a lot for posting!

  30. My husband loves fish so much...asks me for a bengoli dish at times. This one looks amazing n I hope to make it right :)

    Following you deepa!

  31. OMG! This fish curry makes me drool. Yumm...


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