Bengalis and their love for fish needs no introduction. Be it as part of festivals and special occasions or simple everyday meals - fish is an integral part of Bengali cuisine. Considering this, it is bound to be cooked in a variety of ways in Bengali households. From crispy snacks to flavourful curries - there's a plethora of fish recipes to try out there. However, fish curry is one such dish that is loved by people not only in Bengal but across the country. So, if you're someone who loves fish, here we bring you a list of 5 classic Bengali fish curries that you can easily make from the comfort of your kitchen. They are oozing with flavours and are definitely worth a try. Take a look.
Here're 5 Bengali Fish Curry Recipes To Try At Home:
1.Bengali Machher Jhol (Our Recommendation)
Machher jhol is one of the most popular Bengali fish curries. Fried fish pieces are dunked in a flavourful and spicy curry and served with steamed rice or chapati. Wondering how to make this classic Bengali dish at home? Click here for the recipe.
2. Doi Maach
Doi stands for dahi/curd in Bengali and maach is fish. This Bengali-style fish curry is cooked in a rich yogurt gravy and is extremely wholesome. Doi maach tastes the best with rohu fish or katla fish and can be prepared for lunch or dinner. Click here for the recipe.
3. Macher Kalia
Next up, we bring you a sweet and spicy fish curry recipe that is a must in any celebratory feast menu. Macher kalia is a modified Bengali version of the famous Mughlai qalia. It has thicker gravy and offers a unique blend of flavours. Click here for the recipe.
4.Sorsebata Ilish Mach
Sorsebata ilish mach is another classic Bengali fish curry that you must try. Hilsa fish is marinated and cooked in mustard and poppy seeds gravy along with tomatoes and flavourful masalas. Serve hot with steamed rice. Click here for the recipe.
5.Ilish Macher Jhol
In this recipe, fried Hilsa fish pieces are cooked in a light curry. What makes it different from sorsebata ilish mach is that it has a milder taste. It doesn't take much time to prepare and tastes absolutely delicious. Want to give it a try? Click here for the recipe.
Make these classic Bengali fish curries at home and let us know which one was your favourite in the comments below.
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