Authentic Bengali Macher Dimer Borar Jhol Recipe – Delicious Fish Egg Curry

Macher Dimer Borar Jhol Recipe (Fish Egg Curry)

Macher Dimer Borar Jhol, also known as Fish Egg Curry, is a beloved dish in Bengali cuisine that brings together the unique flavors of fish eggs and aromatic spices.

This traditional recipe showcases the culinary artistry of Bengal, where simple ingredients are transformed into a delectable, flavorful curry.

Whether you’re a fan of seafood or looking to explore new dishes, Macher Dimer Borar Jhol offers a delightful culinary experience that pairs perfectly with rice, chapatis, or naan.

This step-by-step recipe will guide you through creating an authentic and delicious Fish Egg Curry that will impress your family and friends.

Instructions: Macher Dimer Bora  ( Fish Eggs pakoras)


  • 300g fish eggs
  • 3 chopped green chilies
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 1 pinch of turmeric powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon cumin powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon red chili powder
  • Pinch of garam masala
  • Chopped coriander leaves
  • Salt to taste
  • 2 teaspoons besan (gram flour)
  • Refined oil for frying

Step 1: Prepare the Fish Eggs

Wash the fish eggs gently with light hands.


Add a pinch of turmeric and salt to the fish eggs, mix well, and let it sit for a few minutes (optional).

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In a bowl, combine the marinated fish eggs with 1 chopped onion, 3 green chilies, pinch of turmeric powder, 1/4 teaspoon cumin powder, red chili powder, pinch of garam masala, chopped coriander leaves, salt, and 2 teaspoons of besan (gram flour).

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Mix well with your hands until all ingredients are well incorporated.

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Step 2: Fry the Pakoras

Heat a pan and add refined oil.

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Once the oil is heated, pour small portions of the fish egg mixture into the oil, forming small balls.

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Fry the fish egg balls on medium heat for 3 to 4 minutes on each side until they turn golden brown.

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Once fried, remove the pakoras and set them aside.

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Repeat the process to fry the remaining pakoras.

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Fish egg pakoras


Ingredients list of Macher Dimer Borar Jhol Recipe

  • 2 dry chilies
  • 1/3 teaspoon cumin seeds
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 2 medium-sized onions, chopped
  • Coriander leaves, chopped
  • 2 teaspoons ginger-garlic paste
  • Chopped green chilies
  • 1/3 teaspoon turmeric powder
  • 1/3 teaspoon cumin and coriander powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon garam masala powder
  • Salt, to taste
  • 2 medium-sized tomatoes, chopped
  • Mustard oil or any cooking oil
  • Fried fish egg pakoras

Instructions(Macher Dimer Borar Jhol)

Step 1: Prepare the Masala Base

Heat Oil: Heat a pan and add oil.

Once hot, add 2 dry chilies, 1/3 teaspoon cumin seeds, and a bay leaf.

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Add Onions: Stir well for a few seconds and then add the chopped onions.

Stir until they turn pink.


Add Ginger-Garlic Paste: Add 2 teaspoons of ginger-garlic paste and chopped green chilies. Stir well for 1 minute on high heat.

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Step 2: Add Spices and Tomatoes

Add Spices: Add the masalas one by one – 1/3 teaspoon turmeric powder, 1/3 teaspoon cumin and coriander powder, 1/4 teaspoon garam masala powder, and salt. Stir well for a minute on medium heat.

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Cook Tomatoes: Add the chopped tomatoes, stir well, and cover the pan. Let them cook until the tomatoes turn mushy and fully cooked.

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Step 3: Make the Gravy

Add Coriander Leaves: Once the tomatoes are cooked, add chopped coriander leaves and stir well for 1 minute.

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Add Water: Add water as required to make the gravy. Bring it to a boil.

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Step 4: Add Fish Egg Pakoras

Combine Pakoras with Gravy: Once the gravy is boiling, add the fried fish egg pakoras. Bring it to a boil again and let it cook for 5 to 7 minutes on high heat.

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Serve: Turn off the heat and serve hot with any bread, rice, chapatis, or naan.

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What are fish egg pakoras?

Fish egg pakoras are fritters made from fish eggs mixed with spices and then deep-fried.

Can I use any other oil instead of mustard oil?

Yes, you can use any cooking oil of your choice, but mustard oil adds a traditional Bengali flavor to the dish.

How can I make the gravy thicker?

To thicken the gravy, you can cook it longer to reduce the water content or add a small amount of gram flour (besan) to the masala base before adding water.

What can I serve with Macher Dimer Borar Jhol?=

This curry pairs well with steamed rice, chapatis, naan, or any other flatbread.

Enjoy this traditional Bengali delicacy and savor the unique flavors of Macher Dimer Borar Jhol!

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