Aar/Singhara Fish Curry

Yields: 2 Servings Difficulty: Medium Prep Time: 10 Mins Cook Time: 10 Mins Total Time: 20 Mins
Aar Fish Curry

Aar/Singhara Fish Curry

  • Author: Mish
  • Prep Time: 10 mins
  • Cook Time: 10 mins
  • Total Time: 20 minutes
  • Yield: 2 1x


Aar Macher Jhol is a Bengali Fish curry prepared with Aar/Rohu/Katla fish. The gravy is so simple and can be prepared in a jiffy with the items available in the pantry and tastes best with steamed white rice.



  • 4 pieces Aar/Singhara fish – cut into roundels about 1 inch thick
  • 1 Onion – medium thinly sliced
  • 6 Garlic cloves – crushed in a mortar and pestle
  • 5 to 7 Green Chilies – slit length wise
  • 1 tsp Turmeric Powder
  • 1 tsp Salt – half to marinade the fish and half while cooking
  • ½ cup Oil – half to fry the fish and half for cooking the fish


  1. Marinade the fish with salt and turmeric powder and keep it aside for at least an hour.
  2. Heat a kadai add oil, heat it to its smoking point.
  3. Now add the fish pieces carefully and fry it on low heat for 2 minutes each side.Aar Fish Curry Image
  4. Take it out of the kadai when done.
  5. Now in the same kadai add more oil, add crushed garlic and sauté for a minute on low heat.
  6. Add green chilies and onions sauté for 2 minutes.
  7. Add salt, turmeric and sauté till the onion becomes slightly brown in colour.Aar Fish Curry Image
  8. Now add half cup water and let it simmer for one minute.
  9. Add the fish pieces, cover and cook for 3 to 4 minutes.Aar Fish Curry Image
  10. Garnish with some fresh coriander and enjoy Aar/Singhara fish with steamed rice.

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Keywords: fish curry aar singhara


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