Macha Jhal (Hilsa Fish With Mustard Paste) Recipe

Macha Jhal is a traditional Bengali dish made with Hilsa fish and a flavorful mustard paste. The fish is marinated in a mixture of mustard paste, turmeric, and salt, and then cooked in a spicy mustard gravy. The dish has a rich and tangy flavor, with the mustard paste adding a unique kick to the fish. It is usually served with steamed rice and is a popular choice during festive occasions in Bengal.

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Ingredients for Macha Jhal (Hilsa Fish With Mustard Paste) Recipe

  • 125 gram Hilsa Fish
  • 1 tablespoon Mustard Paste
  • 1/4 teaspoon Turmeric Powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon Red Chili Powder
  • As required Salt To Taste
  • 1/2 tablespoon Oil
  • as needed Coriander Leaves For Garnish

Directions: Macha Jhal (hilsa Fish With Mustard Paste) Recipe

Cooking Directions

  • STEP 1.Clean and marinate the Hilsa fish with mustard paste, turmeric, and salt.
  • STEP 2.Heat oil in a pan and fry the fish until golden brown.
  • STEP 3.In the same pan, add mustard paste, turmeric, red chili powder, and salt. Cook for a few minutes.
  • STEP 4.Add water and bring it to a boil. Add the fried fish and cook until the gravy thickens.
  • STEP 5.Garnish with coriander leaves and serve hot with steamed rice.

Cooking Tips

  • Make sure to clean the fish properly before marinating.
  • Frying the fish before adding it to the gravy helps to retain its texture.
  • Adjust the spiciness according to your taste by adding more or less red chili powder.

Storage and Serving

  • Macha Jhal is best served hot with steamed rice.
  • Leftovers can be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 2 days.
  • Reheat the leftovers in a pan or microwave before serving.
Nutrition
value
341
calories per serving
24 g Fat28 g Protein2 g Carbs1 g FiberOther

Current Totals

  • Fat
    24g
  • Protein
    28g
  • Carbs
    2g
  • Fiber
    1g

MacroNutrients

  • Carbs
    2g
  • Protein
    28g
  • Fiber
    1g

Fats

  • Fat
    24g

Vitamins & Minerals

  • Calcium
    70mg
  • Iron
    3mg
  • Vitamin A
    322mcg
  • Vitamin B1
    < 1mg
  • Vitamin B2
    < 1mg
  • Vitamin B3
    4mg
  • Vitamin B6
    150mg
  • Vitamin B9
    3608mcg
  • Vitamin B12
    0mcg
  • Vitamin C
    8mg
  • Vitamin E
    2mg
  • Copper
    < 1mcg
  • Magnesium
    58mg
  • Manganese
    2mg
  • Phosphorus
    364mg
  • Selenium
    49mcg
  • Zinc
    < 1mg
Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. All nutritional information presented are estimates and not meant to substitute professional dietary advice or treatment
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Recipe By Slurrp