Koroti Fish Recipe
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Khoira Macher Jhal – Koroti Fish Recipe

Koroti FishThe Koroti fish is a highly compressed and elongated river water fish. It is found in the main rivers and ponds of Orissa, Uttar Pradesh, West Bengal, and Assam.

Various nomenclatures of Koroti Fish:

Scientific Name: Gonialosa manmina
English: Ganges river gizzard shad
Assamese: Koroti
Bengali: Khoira
Hindi: Suhia
Oriya: Mackundi

Koroti Fish Recipe

Khoira Macher Jhal - Koroti Fish Recipe

Course Main Course
Cuisine Assamese Cuisine, Bengali Cuisine, Indian
Servings 4 Person


  • 250 gms Koroti Fish
  • 1/2 Inch Ginger
  • 10-15 Cloves Garlic
  • 2 Medium Size Onion
  • 1 tsp Jeera Powder
  • 1/2 tsp Dhania Powder
  • 1/2 tsp Kalonji
  • 5 Green Chillies
  • 50 gms Mustard Oil
  • 1 tbsp Turmeric Powder
  • Salt To Taste


  • Clean the fish by removing fins and intestines. Wash them properly. Set aside.
  • Now make a paste of ginger, garlic, onion, and green chilies.
  • Heat oil in a skillet. Add kaloni and sauté for 10-15 seconds.
  • Add the masala paste. Cook for 2-3 minutes.
    Add turmeric powder, salt, jeera powder, and dhania powder.
  • Stir well. Cook until oil comes out.
  • Now, add 1 glass of hot water or according to the desired amount of sauce.
  • When water boils, add the fish.
  • Now, cover the pan with a lid and simmer for 20 minutes.
  • When the amount of water is reduced and the sauce thickens, you can remove the pan from the heat.


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