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How to make Kosha Maach

By Urmimala Banerjee
October 03, 2015 15:14 IST
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Rediff reader Urmimala Banerjee shares this special fish recipe made without using any water.

Here’s how to make Kosha Maach:

Kosha Maach


  • Katla Machh: 4 to 6 big pieces (preferably gada’r piece)
  • Mustard oil as per requirement
  • 4 to 5 onions, thinly sliced
  • 5 medium sized tomatoes, thinly sliced
  • 10 to 12 cloves of garlic, crushed
  • 2 inch long ginger, ground to a paste
  • 6 green chillies
  • Turmeric powder, as per taste
  • Salt and sugar, as per taste
  • Coriander leaves (optional)


  • Rub turmeric powder and salt over the fish slices. Marinate for at least 15 minutes. Heat mustard oil in a kadai and fry the fish pieces one or two at a time.
  • Fry till both side turn golden brown. Keep aside.
  • For the gravy, heat mustard oil in another kadai. Add onions. Fry till golden brown.
  • Add garlic and ginger. Stir till oil starts to separate.
  • Add tomatoes, turmeric powder, salt and sugar per taste. Keep stirring.
  • Finally add the split green chillies. Add little oil if required but no water.
  • Then carefully place the fried fish pieces into the kadai.
  • Cover with lid and let it simmer for 5 minutes or so.
  • Gently turn over the fish piece. Cover with lid and let it simmer for another 5 minutes.
  • Once done garnish with coriander leaves and serve hot with steam rice.

Photograph: Urmimala Banerjee

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