Fish Kalia (Katla Maacher Kalia In Bengali)

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Fish Kalia (Katla Maacher Kalia In Bengali)


Cooking Time

Preparation Time :15 Min

Cook Time : 15 Min

Total Time : 30 Min


Serves : 6
  • Katla Fish/ Rohu Fish(cleaned)- 8 pc

  • Onion (thinly sliced)- 1.5 cup

  • Tomato (chopped)- 2/3 cup

  • Garlic (crushed)- 4 cloves

  • Turmeric powder - 2teaspoon

  • Green chilli paste- 2teaspoon / as per taste

  • Whole red chilli - 2

  • Bayleaf - 2

  • Whole Garam Masala - 2 cardamom, 3 cloves, 1 cinnamon bark

  • Poppy seed paste- 2tablespoon

  • Roasted white sesame seed paste- 1teaspoon

  • Salt- 2 tablespoon/ as per taste

  • Sugar- 1teaspoon

  • Sahi Garam Masala Powder - 1teaspoon

  • Mustard oil - 200 milli

  • Water- 1/2 cup or as required


  • In a bowl, take the cleaned rohu/katla fish.. add salt and turmeric powder.. marinate it.. and leave it for 10 minutes..
  • In a pan heat some mustard oil for frying the marinated fish..
  • Fry all the fishes , until both sides are slightly brown.
  • Keep them aside
  • Into the same pan, add rest of the mustard oil.. add whole red chilli, bayleaf and whole garam masala..
  • Fry them till the aroma comes out.. if you wish you can take them out..
  • Add chopped onion.. fry them until slightly brown colour comes..
  • Add chopped tomato and crushed garlic cloves
  • Fry them for 2-3 minutes
  • In a smal bowl, take poppy seed paste, roasted white sesame seed paste, salt,sugar, turmeric powder and green chilli paste.. add 2 tablespoon water.. mix them well and pour it into the pan, to the fried onion-garlic mixture..
  • Low the flame..
  • Until paste might be stuck in the bottom of the pan
  • Fry until the oil separates
  • Add 1cup of water.. bring it to boil
  • After that add fried fishes
  • Boil them for 5 minutes
  • Check the seasoning.. if required then add some seasoning
  • After the gravy thickens, add sahi garam masala powder..
  • Turn off the heat.. spread 2 teaspoon of raw mustard oil upon the gravy.. a lovely aroma comes from it..
  • Serve hot.. with steamed rice, jeera rice.. In bengali marriage ceremony, it's one of the hit item for lunch time..