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(Fish Curry) Machher Jhol is a traditional Bengali recipe.

Serves: 5

       Ingredients How to?

1 White fish, cut into 4 pieces (30mm chunks)
2 tsp Ginger, shredded
2 tsp Green chili, chopped
1 tsp Turmeric powder
2 tbsp Black mustard seeds
2 tsp Panch phoron (equal parts of whole cumin, fennel, fenugreek, nigella and mustard seeds)
150 ml Water
Mustard oil, for frying
Salt to taste

Heat oil in a kadhai or wok and fry the fish for 20 minutes. Set aside.
Make a fine paste of ginger, chili, turmeric and mustard seeds, with a little water, in the food processor/mixi.
Heat oil in a pan and add panch phoron.
When the seeds crackle, add the mustard paste and salt.
Cook for 5 minutes, stirring all the while.
Add fish and rest of the water. Simmer for 5 minutes.
Serve hot with boiled rice.
Machher Jhol is ready.

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