Aam Katla – Fish with raw Mango

With mercury almost  touching 42 degree C in Kolkata, it is impossible to stay calm and cook something fancy. Made this fish curry with raw mango.. the sweet and tangy taste of the ‘jhol’ or thin curry is a delight on this hot and humid day.


  • Katla Fish – 6 pieces
  • Raw Mango – 1
  • Mustard Powder – 1 tbsp
  • Salt,Turmeric
  • Panchforon / Bengali 5 spice – 1/2 tsp
  • Whole Red Chilli – 1
  • Green Chilli – as per taste
  • Sugar – 1 tsp / as per taste
  • Mustard Oil

Rub the fish pieces with salt and turmeric and fry till golden brown. Remove from oil and keep aside. Mix the mustard powder in 1/2 cup of water with a pinch of salt and keep it for 15 minutes. Remove the peel of the mango and slice it.

In the same pan, add some more oil, then add the panchforon / Bengali five spice and red chilli. Add one slit green chilli too.

When it splutters, add the sliced mango and stir fry with a pinch of salt and turmeric.

Add water and let it boil. When the mango softens, add the mustard paste.

Add the fried fish and let it simmer for 8-10 minutes till fishes are cooked.

Adjust the salt. Now add the sugar according to your taste. I like to have the curry a bit sweet and tangy so added almost 2 tsp of sugar. 

Add slit green chilli and keep covered for 10 minutes. Serve with plain rice. I prefer to mash the green chillis onto my rice while eating, the smell of green chilli, the sweetness of the sugar and the tangy taste of the mango creates a perfect harmony on my tastebuds.

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