Low Carb Baked Recipe-Baked Maacher Jhol


Low Carb Baked Recipe-Baked Maacher Jhol

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Let’s do the Baked Maacher Jhol this festive season

Durga Puja was utter madness for me, and I had a lot of fun planning my outings and pandal hopping. It is one time in a year, (ok not one time) when I gorge on anything and everything – Kolkata is known for its ‘street food culture’ – and we also are famous for our ‘walk culture’. We walk and walk and walk, and but obvious gorge on chaats and phuchkas too. But, this time my daddy dearest made me something special (rare occasion but he did and I am grateful).

Ok, I honestly do not know what to call this dish, but thanks to my Dad (a hardcore fish lover), this is something new I learnt over the week that went by. So my dad was busy trying to impress my friends and me (I am a challenge to impress) – but he did, and he got my brownie points too. As I watched him conjure up this dish, I have to admit I was salivating – the fish tasted yum at the end of it.

Baked Maacher Jhol


  • Half a kilo of fish (your choice) but sliced (boneless)

  • 1 tsp turmeric

  • 1 tsp chilli powder

  • ¼ teaspoon Himalayan salt

  • ½ teaspoon cumin powder

  • 1 tbsp garlic chopped

  • 1tbsp ginger chopped

  • 2 large onions chopped

  • 1 tomato chopped

  • 1 lime (juiced)


  • Wash the fish well, remove its internals and gills

  • Now take the dry spices and mix the fish pieces in it

  • Leave the fish aside to marinate

  • In a microwave bowl, add the ginger garlic pods, onions and tomato pieces with a tablespoon of olive oil and allow it to sauté for 5 minutes on very low temperature

  • Remove the sauteed mix and allow it to cool for five minutes

  • When cool, put them in a blender and form it into a paste

  • Apply the paste over the fish which has marinated

  • In a baking dish, grease the bowl with olive oil and place the marinated fish pieces on them

  • Bake for 5 minutes on low temperature

  • Remove from the microwave and allow the fish to cool a little

  • Take a sprinkler or use a paint brush (new one), dip it into the lime juice and apply over the grilled fish pieces

  • Put it back into the micro for a minute and allow it to bake

  • Serve hot!

This dish serves four people.

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Believe me folks, I was a little sceptical about my dad’s cooking – he cooks well but too rich are his tastes. Now that he knows how health conscious I am with my food habits, my daddy is the bestest. He made this especially for me, and I owe him something big this Diwali.

Maybe I shall ask you lovelies to tell me more about your healthy cooking recipes, or I shall plan a health fruit basket for him.

Keep the love coming and let’s eat healthy this Diwali – to our heart’s content, shall we.

I would like to hear from you, should you decide to try and make this Baked Macher Jhol on your own.

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