how to make morola macher jhal

how to make morola macher jhalhow to make morola macher jhal

The marinated  morola fish are fried and then simmered in a gravy made with onions, garlic and ginger and sometimes added with potatoes finished in a warm, spicy, cumin, coriander flavored sauce and this is how to make morola macher jhal/Mola/Morola fish curry.

Author: Abhijit Mukhopadhyay
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: Bengali
Preparation Time: 10 minutes
Cooking time: 25 minutes
Total time: 35 minutes
Servings: 3-4 Persons


  • 250gm morola fish / mourala mach
  • 1 medium potato –slice horizontally
  • Onion-01(medium size)-sliced
  • Turmeric powder-2 tsp
  • Red chilli powder1 tsp
  • Cumin powder-1tsp
  • Coriander powder-1 tsp
  • Ginger paste-1tsp
  • panch phoron-1/2 t spoon    (It comprises mouri (fennel seeds), methi (fenugreek seeds), kaalo jeere (black cumin  seeds), zeera(cumin seeds), and a typically Bengali spice, called radhuni).
  • 2 green chillies – slitted
  • Salt
  • Mustard oil-1/2 cup

how to make morola macher jhal:

  • Clean, wash and then rub the fishes with turmeric powder and salt, let them marinate for 10 minutes.
  • Heat oil in a kadai or a hard bottomed pan and fry the fishes. Once done, transfer the fishes into a bowl.
  • In the same oil put the panch phoron for tempering.
  • As they splutter and sizzle add the potatoes until they are golden, and then add onion, cook for 3-4 minutes then add ginger paste, turmeric, cumin and red chili powder.
  • how to make morola macher jhal
  • Add salt and water, mix well and put cover the lid and cook for another 5 minutes or until the potatoes are cooked completely.
  • how to make morola macher jhal
  • Now you can add the fried morola to make morola macher jhal
  • Mix well and simmer for 5 more to make morola macher jhal
  • Add two chopped fresh green chillies and take it out from the oven.
  • Serve hot with steam rice.





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