Gule machh er sorshe jhal


In our family, we strongly believe in one rule for a delicious machher jhol or fish curry and that is, your fish must be at it’s freshest condition. If the fish is a fresh catch, you do not need a pile of spices and processes to make a good fish curry, just a humble green chili and kalonji seeds tampering and some salt and turmeric, a nice and soothing machher jhol will be made in no time at all.

All these I am talking about to let you know that this Gule machh er sorshe jhal is the outcome of some fresh and live Gule fish. I have cooked it in a light mustard paste gravy and I have added few straws of potato to make it sumptuous. We like it very much with our plateful of rice.

Gule machh er sorshe jhal

Ingredients for Gule machh er sorshe jhal

  • Gule fish – 500 gms
  • Potato – 2
  • Green chili – 4-5 for the mustard paste, 1-2 for tempering
  • Mustard – 2 tbsp
  • Curd – 1 tbsp
  • Ginger paste – 1 tsp
  • Salt, Turmeric as required
  • Mustard oil for cooking

How to make Gule machh er sorshe jhal

I have marinated the fresh fish pieces with some salt and turmeric. I have soaked the mustard in water for 20 minutes and then made a paste with a pinch of salt and green chili. While making the paste, I have added the curd in the mixture as well. Cut the potatoes after peeling it into long pieces.

Heat mustard oil in a kadai and then fry the fishes till golden brown . I did it in batches.

I kept them aside while making the mustard paste.

In the same kadai, add some more oil if required. Then add the kalonji seeds / kalo jire and green chili for tempering the oil.

Add the ginger paste with a pinch of salt and fry well.

Add the potatoes now. Sprinkle some turmeric powder and fry the potatoes with the masala.

Add water and let it boil.

When water starts boiling, add the fried fish and mix well.

Cook for 5 minutes over medium heat till the potatoes are cooked through.

Add the mustard paste along with curd.

Cook for 5 more minutes over low heat. Adjust the seasoning.

Serve hot with plain rice. You may add few drops of mustard oil at the end.

Gule machh er sorshe jhal
Gule machh er sorshe jhal
Gule machh er sorshe jhal

I have another recipe of Gule machh here. Do try and let me know which one you enjoyed more.