Bengali Cuisine,

Rohu Fish Curry/ Rui Macher Jhol

March 24, 2013 Motions and Emotions 4 Comments

Rohu Fish Curry/ Rui Macher Jhol

I received a notification from Akila (Learning to cook) saying there is an ongoing event which has a theme that dish name should start with R. The moment i read it, without wasting time I decided to make one of my favourite dish. That is nothing but Rohu Fish Curry. In Bengali, we call it Rui Macher Jhol. It is a very simple yet tasty dish. This is a bengali cuisine so I will use mustard oil. Here, I am sharing the recipe.


Rohu Fish - 4 pieces
Potato - 2, cut into cubes
Onion- 1/2 cup, sliced
Green chili - 3-4
Ginger paste - 11/2 teaspoon
Kashmiri red chili powder - 1 teaspoon
Corriander powder - 1 teaspoon
Cumin powder - 1/2 teaspoon
Mustard oil
Fresh corriander leaves
Panch phoron (contains fennel seeds, fenugreek, cumin, nigella seeds, radhuni)
Turmeric powder
Tomato - 1, sliced


Initially you have to marinate the fish with salt, turmeric powder and little oil for one hour. Now heat little oil in a pan and add potatoes for frying. Add salt, turmeric powder and little ginger paste and saute it. Pour water into it and give two to three whistles in presuure cooker and keep aside. Take a skillet and add mustard oil to fry the fishes properly. Once it is done add panch phoron to the same oil for seasoning. Now fry sliced onions until it becomes golden brown. Then add ginger paste, green chili and other dry spices. Cook well until oil separates from the mixture. Now add sliced tomato and balance the sourness with a pinch of sugar.After 5 minutes add the soup of potato, earlier made in cooker. Let it boil for sometime so that it takes all the spice flavour. Now it's time to add fish into the curry and boil for another 3-4 minutes. Adjust the salt and add fresh coriander leaves after switching off the gas. Serve it with white rice in lunch or dinner.


Sending this dish to Akila's Kitchen


  1. Looks so yummy! I love rohu fish!!

  2. Wow what a yummy n tasty fish curry... my mouth is watering here... N thank you so much for linking to my event...
    Event: Dish name starts with R till April 15th and a giveaway

  3. Looks comforting and luscious too. Loved rohu fish in any form.....:)


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