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%Charapona Macher Kabiraji Jhol

Charapona Macher Kabiraji Jhol aka Charapona Macher Jhol

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Charapona Macher Jhol, also known as Charapona Macher Kabiraji Jhol, is a delicately flavored stew that is made from small freshwater fish and vegetables.


  • 6 Baby Rohu/ Charapona Mach/ Small freshwater fish (whole fish)
  • 3 Potato/ Aloo
  • 5 Broad Bean/ Shim
  • 1 Raw Banana/ Kacha Kola
  • 1 Eggplant/ Begun / Baingan (Medium size)
  • 2 Pointed Gourd/ Poto/ Parwal
  • 2 Tomato
  • 1 Tbsp. Ginger Paste
  • 1 Tsp. Cumin Powder
  • 1 Tsp. Coriander Powder
  • 1.5 Tsp. Black Pepper Powder
  • 1 Tsp. Turmeric Powder
  • 1.5 Tsp. Salt or to taste
  • 5 Tbsp. Mustard Oil
  • 1 Tbsp. Lemon Juice (optional)


  1. First, clean the fish and marinate it with turmeric powder and salt for 10 minutes.
  2. Then, mix cumin powder, coriander powder, black pepper powder, turmeric powder, and mustard oil to make a thick paste.
  3. Peel and cut potatoes, raw banana, eggplant, pointed gourd, broad beans, and tomato into long strips.
  4. Heat oil in a pan and fry the fish on low flame. Shallow fry the potatoes, raw banana, pointed gourd, broad beans, and eggplant separately.
  5. Add ginger paste and tomato to the remaining oil in the pan and cook until the tomatoes soften.
  6. Add the spice paste and salt, and cook on low flame.
  7. Finally, add all the fried veggies except for the pointed gourd and eggplant.
  8. Cook on low heat for 10 minutes.
  9. Next, add in the fried fish, fried pointed gourd, and fried eggplant and continue to cook on low heat for an additional 5 minutes.
  10. After turning off the heat, add in some lemon juice.
  11. Serve the Charapona Macher Jhol hot with steamed rice.

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  • When preparing Macher Jhol, feel free to incorporate other vegetables that are in season or readily available.
  • Adding lemon juice is not necessary, but it enhances the taste of the dish.
  • Adjust the amount of spices used according to your personal preference.
  • In my recipe, I substitute a bit more black pepper powder and coriander powder for the amounts specified.
  • Prep Time: 15 mins
  • Cook Time: 30 mins
  • Category: Fish
  • Method: Cooking
  • Cuisine: Bengali


  • Serving Size: 100g
  • Calories: 359
  • Sugar: 6.2g
  • Sodium: 664mg
  • Fat: 14.5g
  • Saturated Fat: 2g
  • Carbohydrates: 49.6g
  • Fiber: 13.9g
  • Protein: 10.9g
  • Cholesterol: 5mg
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