Magur Macher Rosha is a delightful and comforting Bengali fish curry that is cooked using Asian catfish, also known as Magur Mach, and potato chunks. This dish is a staple in many Bengali homes.
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Growing up, I had a traumatic experience when it came to Magurer Jhol. Every week, the kids in my family were forced to eat this runny fish curry. My dislike for the dish never wavered.
But now, when we pick fresh Magur Mach from the market, I cook up a different version of this dish - Magur Macher Rosha. It's a family favorite and is packed with natural goodness that's ideal for growing kids. With its unique taste and texture, it's one of those dishes that I can enjoy every once in a while - something I never thought would ever happen!
Mehebub and I have a fondness for Magur macher rosha, so I no longer need to indulge in Jire-Morich jhol as frequently as before. We decided to not to bother Pasta with the jire moricher jhol!
Magur Macher Rosha!
Magur Macher Rosha is a mouth-watering Bengali fish curry that transports your taste buds straight to the heart of Bengal. This spicy dish combines Asian catfish with potatoes and traditional Bengali spices for a flavor that's sure to tantalize. Magur Macher Rosha is an explosion of flavor in every bite.
In the bustling streets of Bengal, you can find many vendors hawking their fresh-caught Magur Mach. This small, native fish is renowned for its nutrition and is a beloved staple in Eastern India and Bangladesh. It's often cooked lightly with vegetables to make the delicious recipe known as Magur Macher Jhol - a favorite amongst kids!
If you want to try your hand at making this dish, it's best to purchase live catfish - referred to as Jiol Mach in Bengali. These are kept in big containers by the vendor and cut up for customers upon request. Don't be tempted by frozen fish; only fresh will do if you want a taste of authentic Magur Mach!
Frequently asked questions
Magur Mach is a small freshwater indigenous fish and is popular in Eastern India as well as Bangladesh. This fish is very nutritious and often served to Kids in Bengal. It is often served to children in Bengal, cooked lightly with vegetables, which is known as Magur Macher Jhol. To ensure that the fish is as fresh as possible, it is best to purchase it live from the local fish vendors, who typically keep the fish in large containers.
Here's how I cook Magur Macher Rosha at Debjanir Rannaghar!Print
Magur Macher Rosha is a delightful and comforting Bengali fish curry that is cooked using Asian catfish, also known as Magur Mach, and potato chunks. This dish is a staple in many Bengali homes
- 3 Magur Mach/ Cat Fish (Medium-size; cut into three pieces each)
- 3 Potato
- 2 Onion
- 1 Tomato
- 3 Green chili
To marinate fish
- 1 Tsp. Turmeric Powder
- 1 Tsp. Salt
- 2 Tbsp. Mustard Oil
To make the spice mix:
- 1 Tbsp. Garlic Paste
- 1 Tbsp. Ginger Paste
- 1 Tsp. Kashmiri Red Chili Powder
- ½ Tsp. Turmeric Powder
- 1 Tsp. Cumin Powder
- 1 Tsp. Coriander Powder
- 1 Tsp. Salt or to taste
- 1 Tsp. Sugar
- 1 Tsp. Bengali Garam Masala Powder
- 1.5 Tbsp. Mustard Oil
- 1 Bay Leaf
- 2 Dry Red Chilli
- 5 Tbsp. Mustard Oil
- Marinate Magur Mach with 1 Tsp. Turmeric Powder and 1 Tsp. Salt as well.
- Add around 2 Tbsp. Mustard Oil and mix that as well.
- Now take Two Onion and remove the skin and chop.
- Peel the skin of 3 Potatoes and cut the Potatoes into Wedges.
- Roughly chop a Tomato and also slice a few Green Chilies.
- Now make a thick paste of Garlic Paste, Ginger Paste, Kashmiri Red Chili Powder, Turmeric Powder, Cumin Powder, Coriander Powder, Salt, Sugar, and Bengali Garam Masala Powder.
- Add 1 Tbsp. Mustard oil to this mixture to make the paste.
- Heal 5 Tbsp. Mustard Oil in a Pan till the oil changes color.
- Now fry the marinated fish on medium flame.
- Once fried, strain from the pan.
- Once the fish is fried you can separate some oil to make the curry less oily.
- Do not over-fry the fishes. You may refer to the Magur Macher Rosha Recipe video of mine for the texture.
- Now fry Potato Wedges.
- While frying, sprinkle ¼ Tsp. each of Turmeric Powder and Salt.
- Keep the flame low and fry till the potatoes are 80% cooked and then stain from the pan.
- Temper remaining oil with 1 Bay Leaf and 1 Dry Red Chili.
- Add chopped Onion and Cook on low flame till the onion changes color to pink.
- Now add chopped Tomatoes and Cook till the tomatoes melt.
- Add little salt while cooking,
- Cook on low flame till the mixture releases oil from the edges.
- Now add 1 cup of water to the mixture and Cook for 2 Minutes on Low flame.
- Add slices of green chilies and ⅓ cup water and keep cooking.
- Finally, add 1 more cup of water.
- Once the water started boiling, add fried potato wedges and Cook for around 5 minutes.
- Cover the Pan with a lid and cook for 2 minutes.
- Open the Lid and add 1 cup of water. By this time most of the water will evaporate.
- Now add fried fish and mix with a spatula.
- Boil for around 3-4 minutes.
- Magur Macher Rosha will be ready by this time! Serve it hot with steamed rice.
- Prep Time: 15 mins
- Cook Time: 30 mins
- Category: Fish
- Method: Cooking
- Cuisine: Bengali
- Serving Size: 200g
- Calories: 419
- Sugar: 5.6g
- Sodium: 773mg
- Fat: 18.5g
- Saturated Fat: 2.8g
- Carbohydrates: 27.1g
- Fiber: 3.8g
- Protein: 21.1g
- Cholesterol: 81mg
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