Rui Macher Jhal | Bengali Fish Stew Recipe

Gluten Free

Do you often crave simple and comforting food after a series of festive indulgences? I know I do and for those days I keep a stack of easy and simple Rohu fish Bengali recipes which can be quick and light on the stomach. This রুই মাছের ঝাল Rui Macher Jhal recipe is the perfect detox food recipe that goes easy on your digestion yet delivers a power-packed fish recipe.

রুই মাছের ঝাল Bengali Macher Jhal Recipe

When talking about Macher Jhal Bengali recipe, essentially translates into a fish-based dish that has been cooked with Green Chilies and a choice of other spices. One way to cook Bhapa Rui or Rohu fish is the Bengali Mustard paste recipe where the fish is stewed with Mustard paste or, in the way I have made it here, a pinch of Nigella seeds and slit Green Chilies. Top it with a handful of Coriander leaves and you are sorted.

In case you are looking for more interesting and delicious fish recipes, here are a few of them from my blog.

Katla Mach / Rohu Fish or Rui Maach Recipes

Baramundi / Basa/ Tilapia Recipes

Fish Head Recipes

Ilish Mach or Hilsa Recipes

Some other fish or seafood recipes

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রুই মাছের ঝাল | Rui Macher Jhal Recipe
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
10 mins
Total Time
15 mins

When talking about Macher Jhal Bengali recipe, it essentially translates into a fish based dish which has been cooked with Green Chilies and a choice of other spices.

Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: Bengali
Keyword: Fish Recipes, Gluten Free Recipes, Non vegetarian Recipe, Summer Recipes
Servings: 2 People
  • 2 nos. Rohu Fish pieces
  • 1/4 tsp Nigella Seeds or Kalo Jeera or Kalonji
  • 2 tbsp Mustard Oil
  • 2 Green Chilies Slit in halves
  • 1/2 cup Water
  • Salt To Taste
  • 1/4 tsp Turmeric Powder
  • Chopped Coriander Leaves
  1. Heat oil in a pan. Temper it with Nigella seeds/Kalo Jeera/Kalonji and Green Chilies.

  2. Once it starts spluttering, place the fish pieces in it. Fry each side for 2-3 minutes of high heat till it turns golden.

  3. Once done, add water, Salt and Turmeric Powder. Allow this to simmer for another minute or two.

  4. Before serving top it with finely chopped Coriander leaves.

Recipe Notes

It is always advisable to marinate the fish with some salt and turmeric powder before cooking. This ensures that salt seeps in and seasons the fish properly. 

This post was first published on Nov 03, 2017, and later republished on Feb 26, 2023, with new images and a more elaborate description of the recipe.

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Indian Food Blogger Priyanka Bhattacharya

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A passionate home cook and food lover who loves nothing more than sharing my favourite recipes with the world.


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