Tuesday, 5 December 2017

Bhetki Fish Kalia with Potato-Bhetki Machher Kalia


Bhetki fish Kalia/Bhetki machher Kalia is an age-old Bengali recipe. It is a delicacy in Bengal. Bhetki fish is also known as barramundi or Asian seabass. This is a very delicious recipe, which normally serves with piping hot steamed rice. Try this recipe the way I did you are going to love this. Ingredients required for this dish are mentioned below.

Fried Fish Roe Recipe


4 pieces Bhetki/Barramundi/Asian Seabass
1 potato cut into long wedges
2 tablespoons onion paste
1/2 tablespoon ginger-garlic paste
1/2 tablespoon cumin seed paste/powder
2 tablespoons grated tomato
1 teaspoon turmeric powder
1 teaspoon red chili powder
1/2 teaspoon sugar
6 tablespoons mustard oil
1 bay leaf
1 cinnamon stick approx.2 cm long
2 green cardamoms
1/2 teaspoon garam masala powder
Salt to taste
1 cup water
1 teaspoon ghee/clarified butter

Homemade garam masala powder


  • Take the fish pieces in a bowl and add 1/2 teaspoon of salt and 1/2 teaspoon turmeric powder. Now rub them well on both side of the fish pieces with the help of your hand. Cover and leave it for 1/2 an hour.
  • Now heat mustard oil in a pan. Add fish pieces. Fry them in medium flame till each side becomes slightly golden brown. Remove the fish from the pan. Remember not to over fry them.
  • Then in the same oil add sugar, bay leaf, cinnamon stick and green cardamom. Stir for few seconds. Add the potato wedges and fry for a minute or two in medium flame. 
  • Now add onion paste and fry with the potato for 2 minutes. Add ginger-garlic and cumin paste and fry for another 1-2 minutes. Add grated tomato and at this point add salt, remaining turmeric powder, red chili powder, and garam masala powder. Stir for 2 minutes. Add 1/4th cup water and stir till oil separates. 
  • Add remaining water and fried fish pieces. Cover and cook for 6 to 7 minutes on medium to low flame. 
  • Lastly, add ghee/clarified butter. Then serve.

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