Bengali Style Mackerel Fish Curry

Mackerel Fish Curry Mackerel Fish Curry
Mackerel is a very tasty sea fish with very strong flavor and very similar to Bengali "Hilsha" fish. So I've tried to make a fusion with Mackerel Fish in Bengali style with potato and eggplant. I hope you guys will like this dish.

Mackerel is a very tasty sea fish with very strong flavor and very similar to Bengali "Hilsha" fish.

Ingredients of Mackerel Fish Curry

  • Mackerel fish 1 medium cut into thick pieces
  • Potato 1 peeled and cut into long pieces
  • Eggplant 1 cut into long pieces
  • Green chilies 5 to 6
  • Cumin seed 1 teaspoon
  • Coriander seeds 1 1/2 tablespoon
  • Turmeric powder 1 teaspoon
  • Kalonji 1 teaspoon
  • Mustard paste 2 tablespoons
  • Salt as per taste
  • Mustard oil 2+1 tablespoons
Bengali Style Mackerel Fish Curry Bengali Style Mackerel Fish Curry

How to make Mackerel Fish Curry Recipe

  • First make a paste of cumin, coriander and 3-4 green chilies in a spice grinder with 1 tablespoon of water(Paste might not be fine, but that does not matter). Take a bowl, pour the masala paste and add some turmeric to it and keep aside.
  • Take the fish pieces, clean and wash them and rinse. Now marinate the fish with some salt and turmeric and keep aside for 15 minutes.
  • Now heat 2 tablespoons of oil in a pan, lightly fry the fish and take them out of the pan and place on a paper towel sheet.
  • In the same pan temper the oil with kalonji and 1-2 green chilies. When they start cracking add potato and eggplant pieces ,some salt and fry them lightly.
  • Add the masala paste to the pan and fry with the vegetables. Fry for 3-4 minutes and then add 1 1/2 cup of water to the pan.
  • Add the fried fish and cover the pan, cook on low heat till the vegetables are cooked. Check after 10-15 minutes if the vegetables are cooked or not.
  • If they are cooked open the lid and higher the oven to bring the gravy a nice boil. Now add the Mustard paste and 1 tablespoon of Mustard oil into the gravy and boil for 5 minutes.
  • The gravy should be light and thin. So do not boil the gravy. After 5 minutes turn off the oven and serve "Mackerel Fish Curry" with plain rice for lunch and ENJOY.......

Serving Tips

Serve this light fish curry with a Steamed rice along with a piece of lime.


You can make this curry with Hilsha Or Rohu Fish.

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