April 4, 2013

Aar Maacher jhol (Aiyer fish curry)

I remember my grandfather pronounced this fish as Aiyer , we generally call it Aar mach and known as river-catfish

Not sure how many people like to eat this fish. The purists may look down upon Aar maach as a fish but it has many takers, including my husband. And its my favorite too. Unlike Rohu fish it has less bones and can be easily feed to children. Today I am sharing a recipe "Aar Mache Jhol " which is a little spicy and curdle in taste. As the fish is big in size so preferred to made little spicy curry with it. 

8 pieces of fish washed. 
1 cup coriander leaves chopped 
1/2 curd beaten finely chopped
ginger garlic paste
2 green chillies chopped 
2 onions paster
1 tsp coriander powder 
A pinch turmeric powder 
1/2 tsp kashmiri red chilli powder
Garam Masala powder
Salt To Taste 
oil as required.

How to make fish curry:

Marinate the fish in salt and turmeric powder for 15 minutes.
Shallow fry the fish pieces, drain and keep aside.
Grind the coriander leaves,onion garlic, ginger and green chillies.
Heat oil, add masala paste and fry till the oil separates out. 
Add beaten curd,  masalas and fry till the oil begins to float on top.
Add about 1 cup water. Bring the gravy to a boil.
Add the fish slices and cook for 10 minutes.
Serve fish curry hot with rice. 

1 comment:

  1. yummy...Very testy fish...Fish dont have any bones...After seeing this recipe my brain stop working..Feeling hungry......This fish not so much available outside west bengal...