Top 5 Bengali fish dishes you must try

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Last Updated Aug 28, 2023

Top 5 Bengali fish dishes you must try

Bengalis are fish lover; they prepare their fish dishes either traditional way or twisted the same by some variation of ingredients. Any way these Top 5 Bengali fish dishes you must try.

  1. Rohu fish masala How to make rohu fish masala

Marinated with curds and other spices, rohu 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 to make rohu fish masala. The key ingredients are Rohu fish, curds, Cumin, coriander and turmeric powder and ginger, garlic paste.

2. muri ghonto/fish head pulao how to make muri ghonto/fish head pulao

This is one of the popular traditional recipes of Bengalis. A king-size rohu/katla fish head cooked with flavored rice with pure ghee and other spices, to make delicious muri ghonto/fish head pulao which goes well with hot steamed rice for lunch. The main ingredients are the big fish head, Gobindobhog rice, pure ghee, potatoes, garam masala powder, sugar, and salt.

3. Alu potol diye macher jholalu potol diye macher jhol

Just light fry potatoes and pointed gourds with light spices like cumin, ginger, and turmeric adding water and fried fish chunks, and make tasty Alu potol diye macher jhol. The key ingredients are Fish, Potato, Tomato, pointed guard, onion, Green chilies, Ginger paste, Cumin powder, Coriander powder, Turmeric powder, Red chili powder, panch phoron, Salt, and Oil

4.Rui posto/rohu with poppy seeds

How to make Rui posto/rohu with poppy seeds

Rui posto/rohu with poppy seeds, It’s a very simple recipe, having only three small steps. First, make a smooth paste of poppy seeds(posto banta), and then in the next step fry, the fish and the third and last step is adding poppy seeds paste(posto banta).In any posto /poppy seed dish, we are using very little oil so anybody (patient with diabetes and heart)can have this dish. The main ingredients are Rohu fish chunk, Poppy seeds, ginger paste, turmeric powder, Panch foron(mixed with 5 apices e.g. Cumin, Brown Mustard, Fenugreek, Nigella, and Fennel. 1/2 tsp), onion, silted green chili, garam masala.

5.Juicy Bengali steamed fish/ Bhapa rui recipeBhapa rui recipe

This (Juicy Bengali steamed fish/ Bhapa rui recipe) is a Traditional Bengali Fish recipe. In Bengali Bhapa means steamed,  we mixed with the fishes with a spicy smooth paste of mustard and poppy seeds with other ingredients like green chili, salt, and turmeric powder which makes it delicious. The main ingredients are Rui fish, Red chili powder, Turmeric powder, Ginger, Salt to taste, Curd (if curd is readily not available then you can use tamarind), Mustard oil, Poppy seeds, Green chili, and Onion.

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