Khayra Maacher Jhal

Khayra Maacher Jhal


Khayra fish – 2
Mustard seeds – 2 tbsp.
Tomato – 1 (chopped)
Garlic cloves – 2
Turmeric powder – 1/2 tsp.
Chilli powder – 1/2 tsp.
Cumin powder – 1/2 tsp.
Kalonji (nigella seeds) – 1/4 tsp.
Salt to taste.
Mustard oil – 5 tbsp.
Chopped coriander leaves – 2 tbsp.
Green chilli (slit) – 2


1. Wash the fish and marinate with 1/4 tsp. of salt and a pinch of turmeric powder, keep aside until use. Adding 1/4 cup of water grind mustard seeds and garlic into a paste. Transfer it to a bowl. Add chilli-cumin-turmeric powder and 1/2 cup of water. Keep the masala mix aside.

2. Heat oil in a frying pan. Fry the fish till light brown on both sides. Remove from heat,keep aside. In the remaining oil add kalonji, stir fry for few seconds. Add tomato. saute for 2-3 minutes. Add the masala mix,saute until the raw smell of the masalas goes off. Add 1 cup of water and salt, let it bring to boil. Add the fried fish and cook on medium flame until there is no liquid left.

3. Remove pan from heat, add coriander leaves, cover and give 10 minutes standing time. Khayra Fish Gravy is ready to serve.

4. Garnish with green chilli and serve with steamed rice.