Rui Macher Plain Jhol – ROHU FISH FRESH CURRY  

This is a simple awesome dish of Rohu which is prepared almost everyday in Bengali households.  This is actually a very healthy combo recipe with fish, vegetables and lots of water. It goes well with hot steamed rice.

Serving Size: 3-4  people

Cooking Time: 45 mins


  • 4 pieces of Rohu fish cut and cleaned ( Fresh Rohu fish is preferred for this preparation )
  • 1 Potato cut into blocks
  • 1 Eggplant cut into 1 inch pieces
  • Quarter of a Cauliflower
  • few slitted Green chillies
  • 1 inch long Ginger
  • few fresh Coriander leaves
  • 1 tsp whole Cumin seeds
  • 1 tsp Cumin powder
  • 1 tsp Coriander powder
  • 1 tsp Turmeric powder
  • Mustard oil
  • Salt and Sugar to taste

Cooking Procedure:

  1. First sprinkle little bit of turmeric powder and salt and evenly rub on the fish.
  2. Heat mustard oil for frying the fish. When oil is hot add all the fishes and lightly fry the fish. After few mins turn the fish and fry the other side over medium heat. Remove the fishes and keep it aside when done.
  3. Fry the potatoes and cauliflower. Keep it aside when done. Again add some oil and fry the eggplants over medium heat.
  4. Add whole cumin seeds and few green chillies to temper in oil. After a min add ginger paste and saute it for few more mins.
  5. Add the fried potatoes and  cauliflower. Mix it well.
  6. Add the spices: cumin powder and coriander powder then add little bit of water to prevent the spices from burning. Now add a glass  of water for gravy.
  7. Add  turmeric powder and then add salt and sugar as per your taste. Put the lid on and bring this to a nice boil and cook it for about 5-7 mins over medium heat.
  8. When it starts to boil, add the fried fish and fried egg plant and slitted green chillies.Cover the lid and cook it for about 5-7 mins.
    Lastly garnish with fresh coriander leaves and take it out of flame.

Serving Suggestion:

Enjoy Rui Macher plain jhol or Rohu fish curry with hot steamed rice. It took about 45 mins to prepare this curry and it serves 3-4  people.

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