Fish kaliya

Time for the special dish which is my favourite. Fish kaliya is one of a very popular Bengali authentic dish.which is cooked with adding different favoules spices. That gives the mouthwatering taste. Masor kaliya means fish cooked in a gravy or curry. The most common used fish is rou mas (A kind of fresh water carp). In Bengali it is called “rui maach”. As i am from an Assamese family  background… But each and every member of our family love this dish. In fact my father cooked it much better than me .. 👌👌👌👌👌

Now let’s go for the preparation … ✌🍛


1kg rou mas (fish)

Whole garam masala’s 1tblspn

Cashew paste 1cup

Magaj dana (watar melon seeds) 1tblspn

Poppy seeds 1tblspn (Make paste of above these three ingredients together)

Raisins 1/2cup

Whole cumin seeds 1teaspn

Cumin powder 1teaspn

Coriander powder 1teaspn 

Turmeric powder 1/2 teaspn

Redchilli powder 1teaspn

Garam masala powder 1teaspn 

Oil as required

Salt for taste 

Sugar a pinch 

Curd 1cup

Tomato chopped 1cup

Onion paste 1cup

Ginger garlic paste 1tblspn


  • At first wash the fish very well and marinate with half teaspn of turmeric powder,lemon juice of 1,salt as required. And keep aside for an hour.
  • Now in a deep kadhai or pan heat the oil and fry the fish.keep it aside.
  • In the same oil add the whole garam masalas (cardamom, cinnamon, cloves,bay leaves) and whole cumin seeds.
  • Add the onion paste.. Saute it well.
  • Add the raisins.
  • Add the tomato chopped and mix it properly,add the ginger garlic paste and saute.
  • Now add the powdered masala’s except garam masala powder. Mix it.
  • Add the curd. Mix it very well.
  • Now add the white paste of cashew,melon seeds,poppy seeds.
  • Saute it well. Add salt as required.
  • Now add the water .. If you want curry then add more water. I prefer a thick gravy. So give attention while adding water.
  • Give it to boil.. Add the fried fish and cover the lid. Again give it to boil for 15mins.
  • Check the seasoning. 

  • At last add the pinch of sugar and the garam masala powder.

Now this is ready to serve with a hot plate of steamed rice. Yummy 😋😋😋😋

Do try this … Hope you guys will enjoy it.. 👍💝

Thanks !


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