Macher Kaliya (fish Kaliya)

Macher kaliya is a Bengali side dish recipe. The word ‘Kaliya’ literally means Spicy. Fish is cooked with Onion, garlic and other Indian spices and it is a gravy recipe.

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Preparation Time: 
15 mintues
Cooking Time: 
30 mintues


Bhetki or Rohu fish 250 grams (9 ounce)
Onion Paste 1/2 cup.
Ginger -Garlic paste 1 and 1/2tablespoon
Red chilli powder ½ tablespoon
Cumin powder 1/2 tablespoon
Gram masala 1 tablespoon
Green chillies 4-5 pieces (cut in halves)
Turmeric powder 1 tablespoon
Mustard Oil 6 tablespoon
Salt 1 tablespoon
First wash fish thoroughly and drain the excess water. Apply turmeric, ½ tablespoon of ginger garlic paste, 1 tablespoon of onion paste and ½ tablespoon of salt over the fish.
In a karahi pour 3-4 tablespoon of mustard oil and shallow fry the fish.
In the remaining oil put onion paste and ginger garlic paste and sauté for 2-3 mintues. Afterwards add cumin powder, turmeric powder, red chilli powder and garma masala and fry till the masala leaves the oil.
Add fried fish, salt and 1 cup of water, mix well and put the lid on. Cook on low flame for 10 mintues. Garnish with Coriander leaves and serve hot with plain rice.