Katla Macher Tok Jhol

To beat the heat of summer in almost every household in Bengal you will get a dish of raw mango.

Katla Macher Tok Jhol

Katla Macher Tok Jhol

Like ammer (mango is called aam in India) dal, ammer chatni and the most favorite of all is to cook fish with mango. As this fish preparation are sour to taste so such dishes are called macher tok jhol or aam diye macher jhol.

This fish preparation is very light but soothes the taste buds. I am sure you will enjoy this delicious yummy Katla macher tok jhol.

Preparation time: 15 minutes
Cooking time: 15 minutes


Katla Macher Tok Jhol Ingredients

Katla Macher Tok Jhol Ingredients

  • 4 katla fish/ rui/red snapper steak like pieces
  • 1 tsp of turmeric powder
  • ½ tsp of red chili powder
  • ½ tsp of kalojeera / kalonji
  • 1 bay leaves
  • 1 dry red chilly
  • 3 green chilly silted
  • ½ tsp of sugar
  • 4 to 5 pieces of raw mango pieces de skinned
  • A pinch of garam masala powder
  • A pinch of hing (optional)
  • 1 tsp of kasundi (Bengali mustard sauce) or mustard paste
  • ½ tsp of black salt
  • 6 to 8 tbsp of mustard oil
  • Salt to taste


Rub the fish pieces with salt and turmeric powder.

Heat oil in a pan. Then fry the fish till they are golden in both sides. Set aside.

Add kalojeera, bay leaves and whole red chilly (break the red chilly into halves before adding it). As you get the frying smell of kalojeera then add the pieces of raw mango and salt and turmeric powder, red chili powder.

Sauté this for a minute and add the fried fish mix well.

Add 2 cups of water if you want more soup you can add more water. Let it boil in high flame for 5 minutes then add sugar, black salt, hing, kasundi, garam masala powder, silted green chilly( while serving make sure to give one green chilly with each fish piece because some love to mash it and have it with rice and it add an extra taste for all those who love bit hot foods).

Let it boil for another minute then put off the flame.

Give 10 minutes standing time before serving.

Serve with hot steamed rice.

One Response to Katla Macher Tok Jhol

  1. Uttama Ray says:

    I made the tok jhol.It is delicious.But I think it tastes better without garam masala and hing.It somehow takes away the flavour and zing of the kasundi.

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