Rohu Fish Masala

Rohu Fish Masala

Rohu Fish Masala is one of the must have masala fish recipes very famous in Odisha and West Bengal. Rohu is called as ‘Rohi’ in Odia and ‘Rui’ in Bengali. Rohu Fish Curry is an absolute delight of taste.


  • Fish Rohu – 700 gm
  • Garlic cloves – 20
  • Ginger – 2 inch medium
  • Onion for grind – 4 medium (cut into 4 pieces)
  • Onion – 1 medium (finely cut)
  • Tomato for grind – 1 medium (cut into 4 pieces)
  • Tomato – 1 medium (finely cut)
  • Coriander leaves – 1 tbsp (finely chopped)
  • Salt – 3 tsp
  • Garam masala – 1 tsp
  • Curry masala – 2 tsp
  • Turmeric powder – 2 tsp
  • Red chili powder – 1 tsp
  • Dry red chili – 2
  • Cumin seeds – 1 tsp
  • Bay Leaf – 2
  • Mustard Oil – 7 tbsp


  1. Wash the Rohu fish pieces and drain off all the water. Add 1 tsp turmeric powder and 1 tsp salt and mix well.
  2. Place a non-stick pan on medium flame and add 2 tbsp mustard oil. Once hot, add the Rohu fish pieces to the pan. Fry for 4 mins and then flip. Continue this till the pieces becomes golden brown. Remove the fried fish and keep it aside in a plate. Repeat this for the rest of the fish pieces.
  3. Grind the garlic, ginger, onion, tomato and 2 tbsp water to form a paste.
  4. Heat the pan used above and add 2 tbsp mustard oil. Once hot, add red dry chili and 1 tsp cumin seeds.
  5. Once the cumin seeds crackle, add finely chopped onion and stir fry until golden. Now add bay leaf and stir for 1 min.
  6. Add the grind masala paste, turmeric powder, 2 tsp salt and 1 tsp chili powder to the pan and stir fry for 15 mins.
  7. Add finely chopped tomato and stir fry for 5 mins.
  8. Now add curry masala and garam masala. Stir fry for 5 mins.
  9. Add 2 cups water and mix well. Bring the gravy to boil. Now add the fish pieces to the gravy and cover the pan for 3 mins.
  10. Garnish with coriander leaves. Serve hot with rice.


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