How to Make Bele Macher Kalia

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Last Updated Jun 23, 2022


How to Make Bele Macher Kalia

Sand Goby fish curry recipe

How to Make Bele Macher Kalia? The procedure is the same to make Bele Macher Kalia as katla macher kalia or Rui Macher Kalia, but the thing is this fish is very delicate; so while cooking you have to take extra care. The marinated  Bele 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 this is How to Make Bele Macher Kalia.

Main equipment

  • Wok/Kadai
  • Spatula
  • Serving plate

Ingredients

  • Bele fish/ Sand Goby fish-500 gm
  • Potato-1 (cut into 4 pieces)
  • 2 chopped tomatoes
  • Onions-2 (finely chopped)
  • Ginger-garlic paste-2 tbsp
  • Cumin seeds-1/2 tbsp
  • Red chili-2
  • roasted cumin powder-2 tbsp
  • turmeric powder-2 tbsp
  • red chili powder-1 tbsp
  • green chili-2
  • Some chopped coriander leaves
  • Oil-1/2 cup

How to Make Bele Macher Kalia

Clean and wash the Bele fish, Gently rub with turmeric powder and salt

Bele Macher Kalia step1

Heat oil in a pan/ wok

Bele Macher Kalia step2

Carefully drop the fish one by one, don’t try to accommodate all the fish at a time, which will mash it.

Bele Macher Kalia step3

 Fry all fish in 2-3 stages, with both sides in high-medium flame. Fry fish until color changes to a golden brown. Transfer fried fish to a plate.

Bele Macher Kalia step4

In the same pan, add cumin seeds and red chili for tempering

Bele Macher Kalia step5

As they splutter and sizzle add potato and fry it for 2-3 minutes

Bele Macher Kalia step6

Then add  chopped onion  and sauté it for 3-4 minutes

Bele Macher Kalia step7

Add ginger-garlic paste and stir it until the raw smell goes off

Bele Macher Kalia step8

Now add chopped tomato and stir fry for 2 minutes

Bele Macher Kalia step9

Then add all the spices .e.g turmeric, cumin, red chili powder, and salt; mix it nicely and sauté for 3 minutes.

Bele Macher Kalia step10

After 2-3 minutes pour water; mix it and cover the lid and allow it to cook for 10 minutes or to boil the potato

Bele Macher Kalia step11
Bele Macher Kalia step12
Bele Macher Kalia step13

After boiling, open the lid. Add all fried fish. Mix it and allow it to cook for another 5 minutes on low-medium flame.

Bele Macher Kalia step14
Bele Macher Kalia step15

Take it off from the flame. Garnish with coriander leaves

Bele Macher Kalia step16

Transfer it to a serving plate. Serve it with rice.

How to Make Bele Macher Kalia

How to Make Bele Macher Kalia

SandGoby fish curry recipe
How to Make Bele Macher Kalia? Theprocedure is the same to make Bele Macher Kalia as Katla Macher Kalia or RuiMacher Kalia, but the thing is this fish is very delicate; so while cooking youhave to take extra care. The marinated  Bele fish chunks are fried andthen simmered in a thick gravy made with tomatoes, onions, garlic, and gingerand sometimes added with potatoes finished in a warm, spicy, cumin, corianderflavored sauce this is How to Make Bele Macher Kalia.
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Total Time 45 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine Bengali, Indian
Servings 4
Calories

Equipment

  • A kadai or a fry pan
  • Serving plate
  • Spatula

Ingredients
  

  • 500 gm Bele fish
  • 2 onion (chopped)
  • 1 potato (cut into 4 pieces)
  • 2 tomato Chopped)
  • 2 tbsp  ginger-garlic paste
  • 1/2 tbsp cumin seeds
  • 1 tbsp roasted cumin powder
  • 1 tbsp red chili
  • 1 tbsp red chili powder
  • 1 tbsp  turmeric powder
  • 2 green chili
  • salt
  • coriander leaves

Instructions
 

  • Clean and wash the Bele fish, Gentlyrub with turmeric powder and salt
  • Heat oil in a pan/ wok
  • Carefully drop the fish one by one,don’t try to accommodate all the fish at a time, which will mash it.
  •  Fry all fish in 2-3 stages,with both sides in high-medium flame. Fry fish until color changes to a goldenbrown. Transfer fried fish to a plate
  • In the same pan, add cumin seeds andred chili for tempering
  • As they splutter and sizzle addpotato and fry it for 2-3 minutes
  • Then add  chopped onion and sauté it for 3-4 minutes
  • Add ginger-garlic paste and stir ituntil the raw smell goes off
  • Now add chopped tomato and stir fryfor 2 minutes
  • Then add all the spices .e.gturmeric, cumin, red chili powder, and salt; mix it nicely and sauté for 3minutes.
  • After 2-3 minutes pour water; mix itand cover the lid and allow it to cook for 10 minutes or to boil the potato
  • After boiling, open the lid. Add allfried fish. Mix it and allow it to cook for another 5 minutes on low-mediumflame.
  • Take it off from the flame . garnish with coriander leaves
  • Transfer it to a serving plate.Serve it with rice.

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