Brinjal Fish Curry
Non-Vegetarian Recipes

Bengun Diye Machor Jhol – Brinjal Fish Curry from Bandita’s Kitchen

Fish curry prepared with brinjal is a traditional and an everyday Bengali fish dish. Its simple to prepare and awesome in taste. Lets try this recipe contributed by our guest author, Bandita.

Brinjal Fish Curry

Brinjal Fish Curry

Course Main Course
Cuisine Bengali Cuisine
Servings 4 Person


  • 250 gm Bata (Bhangan) Fish You can use any fish of your choice
  • 2 Big Size Brinjals
  • 1/2 tbsp Jeera Seeds Make a thick paste
  • 1/2 tbsp Mustard Seeds Make a thick paste
  • 1/2 tbsp Black Cumin (Kala Jeera) Seeds
  • 2 Green Chillies Make a paste
  • 1/2 tbsp Turmeric (Haldhi) Powder
  • 25 gm Masoor Dal Bori
  • 50 gm Mustard Oil
  • 1/2 Cup Finely Chopped Dhania Leaves
  • Salt To Taste


  • Wash brinjal and bhangon fishes.
    Cut brinjal in large pieces.
    Now, marinate fishes and brinjal pieces with jeera paste, mustard paste, green chillies paste, turmeric, salt, 2 tbsp mustard oil and little water.
  • Heat oil in a pan. Fry the masoor dal bori for 1-2 minutes and keep aside.
  • In the same oil, add kala jeera and saute for a while.
    Add marinated fish and brinjal, and cook on low flame. Do not stir. Let it cook on one side.
  • When one side is cooked, lift the contents with a large cooking spoon and place the other side on the pan. Add the masoor dal bori. Let it cook.
  • When gravy thickens, sprinke chopped dhania leaves and remove from flame.


Serve hot with plain rice.
Enjoy and Bon Appétit!!

Bandita is a working professional, a lovely wife and mother. She likes to try her hands in cooking new recipes. She has contributed her dishes in many forums.

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