How to cook katla macher jhol

How to cook katla macher jholkatla macher kalia

The marinated  katla fish chunks are fried and then simmered in a thick gravy made with tomatoes, onions, garlic and ginger and sometimes added with potatoes finished in a warm, spicy, cumin, coriander flavored sauce and this is How to cook katla macher jhol in Bengali style

Prep time
15 mins
Cook time
20 mins
Total time
35 mins


Ingredients: (for 3 servings )

  • katla fish 6 pieces
  • potatoes –two medium size
  • Green peas-1/2 cup
  • 2 tablespoon curd
  • tomato-1 (chopped)
  • onion 1 (chopped)
  • ginger garlic paste 1 tablespoon each
  • 3 green chillies
  • Small bunch of coriander leaves(chopped )
  • garam masala powder -1/2 teaspoon
  • 1 dry red chilli
  • turmeric powder 1 teaspoon
  • red chilli powder 1 teaspoon
  • coriander powder 1 tablespoon
  • cumin powder 1 teaspoon
  • salt to taste
  • oil -1/2 cup(fry and gravy)
  • water ½ cup
  • 1 bay leaf

How to make katla macher jhol


  • first rub the fish pieces with salt and turmeric powder and keep it for 10 minutes
  • heat oil in a pan and deep fry the fish and keep asideHow to cook katla macher jhol
  • In the same oil tamper the cumin, bay leaf and dry red red chilli
  • Now add the onion and fry it till it color changes to light brown then add potatoes (cut into slice), ginger garlic paste and sauté for 5 minutes
  • This is the stage to add tomato, green peas, cumin, coriander, turmeric and red chilli powder salt and cook till the raw smell of the spices goes off.katla fish curry
  • Now add the curd and mix it properly and add a little water to boil.
  • Add the fried fish and cover it for 2 minutes to soak the gravyHow to cook katla macher jhol
  • In the final stage add chopped coriander leaves, green chilies and garam masala powder then serve hot with steam rice.


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