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Pomfret Macher Jhaal (Pomfret Fish Curry)

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"This is a Bengali delicacy and a good recipe for a pomfret fish lover. It is spicy and tangy. Definitely an easy recipe worth trying. Serve hot with rice."
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45 m servings 492
Original recipe yields 4 servings


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  1. Rub pomfret with 1 teaspoon turmeric and a pinch of salt.
  2. Mix remaining 1 teaspoon turmeric powder, red chile powder, and 2 teaspoons water in a small bowl to make a paste.
  3. Combine 2 green chile peppers, tomato, mustard seeds, and salt in a food processor; grind into a paste. Thin paste with water if it appears too thick.
  4. Heat oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add fish; pan-fry until golden brown, 3 to 4 minutes per side. Transfer fish to a plate. Add remaining 2 green chile peppers and onion seeds; cook and stir until chile peppers darken, 1 to 2 minutes.
  5. Pour turmeric paste into the skillet; cook and stir until mixture looks dry, about 1 minute. Pour in chile pepper paste; cook and stir until dry, about 1 minute. Pour in enough water to cover; bring to a simmer. Return fish to the skillet and continue simmering, covered, until fish flakes easily with a fork, about 6 minutes.


  • Editor's Note:
  • Use any variety of white fish in place of the pomfret, if desired.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 492 calories; 34.9 11.5 33.9 109 199 Full nutrition

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