How to make aila macher kalia

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By Abhijit

Last Updated May 27, 2023

How to make aila macher kaliaAyala fish dry curry/ How to make aila macher kalia

The marinated  Aila/Ayala fishes are fried and then simmered in a thick gravy made with roasted coconut, onions, garlic and ginger and finished in a warm, spicy, cumin- coriander flavored sauce and this is How to cook How to make aila macher kalia/Ayala fish dry curry.

Author: Abhijit Mukhopadhyay
Course: Main
Cuisine: Bengali/Indian
Level of cooking: Medium
Preparation time:30 minutes
Cooking time: 30 minutes
Total time: One hour
Servings: 2

Ingredients of aila macher kalia

For fry

Aila fish -02(bigger)
Mustard oil-1 tsp
Ginger garlic paste-1 tsp
Turmeric powder-1 tsp
Red chili powder-1 tsp
Lemon juice-1 tsp
Salt to taste-1 tsp

For gravy

Onion-1(big, cut into slice)

Garlic-6 cloves

Ginger-1 inch

Coconut-1/4th of small coconut

Tamarind pulp 1/2 tsp

Red chili-02

Cumin seeds-1/2 tsp

Salt to taste

Cooking oil -2 tsp

Turmeric, cumin, and coriander powder-1/2 tsp each

How to make aila macher kalia


First prepare the fish fry.

Now take a hard bottomed pan, heat it and add onion, garlic, ginger, coconut and tamarind, sauté for 2 minutes.

Take it out from the oven and allow it to cool in room temperature.

Take a jar of blender and add all the items and make a course paste.

How to make aila macher kalia

Now in pan heat oil, add cumin seeds and red chili for tempering.

As they splutter and sizzle add the paste of onion ginger and stir for 2 minutes.

Add turmeric, coriander and cumin powder with salt and stir for 5 minutes

When the gravy started drying, adds ½ cup water and cook for 2 minutes.

Add the ayala fishes and mix it well, cook for 3-4 minutes in low flame with lid covered. How to make aila macher kalia

Uncover the lid, garnish it and serve hot with rice or salad.

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