Rohu Macher jhol (Rohu fish curry)

 Rohu fish is my favorite,sadly we don’t get fresh fish here in Montreal,Everything is Frozen 😦 its been so many months that I ate my favorite dish.So today I thought of making it and this is my mom’s recipe ,this is the way she cooks .Hope you guys will like it.Ting 🙂

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  • 250 gms rohu fish sliced
  • 4 tbsp Oil ( I use mustard oil but you can use veg oil )
  • 2 medium sized chopped tomatoes
  • 1 tbsp yellow mustard seeds
  • 1 tbsp black mustard seeds
  • 10-12 garlic pods
  • 1 tspn Panch phoran
  • 1 tbsp Red chilly powder
  • 1 tspn Turmeric powder
  • 2-3 green chilies slited
  • Chopped coriander
  • Salt to taste
  • Oil to fry fish
  • 2 cups water for gravy
  • For marination 
  • 1/2 tspn turmeric powder
  • 1/2  tspn pepper powder
  • 1/2 tspn chilly  powder
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • Salt to taste


  1. First clean the fish ,remove skin & marinate with the ingredients mentioned above for 10-15 min.
  2. Now deep fry the fishes till golden brown and keep aside.
  3. In a blender mix tomatoes,garlic pods,both the mustard seeds ,some water & make a smooth paste.
  4. Heat oil in a Kadai or pan ,add panch phoran ,saute for few seconds.
  5. Add the puree and fry for 4-5 min in medium flame.
  6. Add Red chilly powder,Turmeric powder,salt and chilies and cook in low flame till the masala oozes oil.
  7. Now add chopped corianders and cook for 1 min .
  8. Add 2 cups of water and mix well ,let it boil for 2-3 min.
  9. Add fried fishes and let the fish boil in the gravy for another 5 min.
  10. Serve hot with Rice.

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