Fish curry with potato is very popular in Assam and Bengal. Farmtorasoi’s guest author, Babita has contributed one such simple dish prepared with Ari fish.
Ari Fish (Sperata aor or the long-whiskered catfish) is a species of bagrid catfish. It is commercially fished for human consumption.
ManDhnaia (Long Coriander or Culantro) is a popular substitute for coriander used widely in North-East and Bengal. It has a strong taste and believed to have many medicinal values.
Alu aru Ari Masor Jhul (Aar Macher Jhol)
- 500 gm Ari Fish Cut into round pieces
- 2 Large Size Potatoes
- 1 Medium Size Onions Finely Chopped
- 1 tbsp Ginger Garlic Paste
- 1 Bay Leaf
- 2 Green Chillies Chopped
- 1 tbsp Turmeric (Haldhi) Powder
- 100 gm Mustard Oil
- 1/2 Cup Mandhania
- Salt To Taste
- Peel and boil the potatoes until they are soft from inside. Put the boiled potatoes in a bowl. Mash the potatoes with the help of a masher or hand or just a spoon.
- Now, clean and wash the fish pieces. Marinate the fish pieces with turmeric and salt.Heat Oil in a kerahi or deep pan. Fry the fishes till it starts to get brownish. Keep the fishes aside.
- In the same heated oil, add the chopped onions. Fry for 1-2 minutes.
- Add bay leaf, turmeric, salt, chopped green chillies and ginger garlic paste. Fry for 3-4 minute
- Now, add the mashed potatoes. Mix well and cook for another 2-3 minutes.
- Pour hot water as per desired consistency of gravy.
- When the curry boils, add the fish pieces.
- Stir occasionally. When gravy thickens, add chopped mandhania and turn off flame.