How to make aar macher kalia

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By Abhijit

Last Updated Jun 4, 2023

How to make aar macher kaliahow to make aar macher kalia

Aar fish is a very popular in Bengal as it is having very less thorns same time it is very tasty also. It is a fresh water fish. In English it is called Long-whiskered catfish. The marinated  aar 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 make aar macher kalia/ Long-whiskered catfish curry.


  • Arr fish/ Long-whiskered catfish chunks-05(here I have taken two fresh small fish and cut into 5 pieces)
  • Onion -01
  • Garlic -5 cloves
  • Ginger -1/2 inch
  • Tomato -1
  • Salt
  • Turmeric, coriander, red chili, and cumin powder -1 tsp each
  • ½ cup Mustard oil (for frying the fish and for gravy)
  • 1/2 tsp mustard seeds
  • 2-3 pieces of green chili whole
  • As needed curry leaves for garnishing and tempering with mustard seeds

How to make aar macher kalia

  • Marinated the fish chunks with salt and turmeric powder and keep it for to make aar macher kalia
  • Heat oil in a pan and fry the fish and set aside.
  • Heat the same oil and add mustard seeds, green chili, and curry leaves whole, and sauté for 1 minute.
  • In a blender add onion, tomato, garlic, ginger and make a smooth paste and Add this paste and sauté.
  • Now put salt, turmeric, red chili, Coriander, and cumin powder and cook for 2 minutes or till the spices leaves their raw smells.
  • pour water and stir, then add the fried fish and cover the lid and cook for another to make aar macher kalia
  • Garnished with mint leaves and served with steamed rice.

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