Fish Jhol

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Total Time:
15-30 minutes
Serves: 5
Nutrition facts:

240 calories, 9 grams fat

Cuisine: Indian Recipe
Technique: Braise Recipe
Difficulty: Medium

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  • Fish pieces - 10 ( 750 g )
  • Oil (preferably mustard oil) - 1 cup
  • Garlic paste - 2 tbsp
  • Haldi powder - 2 tsp
  • Red chilli powder - 2 tsp
  • Mustard - 4 tbsp, made into a paste
  • Dhania patta - a bunch, finely chopped
  • Tomato - 1 medium, chopped or pureed
  • Salt - to taste
  • Water ( boiling ) - 600 ml

How to Make Fish Jhol

  • Cut the fish and wash it thoroughly in water for at least 4 to 5 times.
  • Add 1 tsp of haldi powder, red chilli powder, garlic paste and salt to the fish.
  • Marinate for 15 minutes.
  • In a karaahi, add enough oil for deep frying the fish.
  • Fry the fish on medium flame.
  • Meanwhile, make a paste of mustard using water. Also boil water on the other flame.
  • When the fish is fried ( pinkish yellow ), drain out the oil.
  • Add around 5 tbsp of the same oil in the karaahi.
  • When the oil is hot, add mustard paste and rest of the masala to it, along with a little water.
  • Saute on medium heat for 4 minutes.
  • Add salt, tomato and dhania patta to it.
  • Saute for 5 minutes, and then add the boiling water.
  • When the jhor (gravy) begins to boil, add the fish pieces and boil for 3 minutes.
  • Put out the flame.
  • Garnish with some more dhania patta.
  • Serve with steaming rice.