Thursday, October 18, 2007

Maara Sairso ke Jhor

Maara Sairso ke Jhor:(A gravy preparation of Maara fish with mustard seed)

Maara is a small sweet water fish having a size of 4-5 cms. They belong to the same family of Pomfret, having no scales on their body and a very shiny silver skin. They are so easy to cook that no deep frying is required while preparing it.


Maara Fish: 300gms
Mustard seed: 50gms
Mustard oil: 50ml
Turmeric: 5gms
Salt: as per taste
Onion: 35gms
Tomato: 50gms


  • Wash and marinate the fish in salt and turmeric.
  • make a paste of onion, garlic and chop tomatoes and keep it ready.


  • Heat oil in a kadai, add a tempering of mustard seed, add onion,garlic paste and stir fry.
  • Add mustard seed paste and cook it over a moderate heat. Add tomatoes once masalas are cooked.
  • Finally add marinated fish and mix it well with other ingredients. Add water and simmer for 5-7 minutes.
  • Serve hot garnished with chopped coriander leaves.

Innovation: Latpat Maara (small Maara fish cooked in dry mustard gravy)

Maara fish: 400gms
Mustard paste: 100gms
Green chilly paste: 25gms
Salt: As required
Turmuric: 5gms
Onion Paste: 30gms
Mustard oil: 100ml


  • Wash and marinate the fish in salt, turmeric and onion paste, make a paste of green chilly and mustard.


  • Heat oil in a frying pan add marinated Maara fish, toss and stir fry for 5-7 minutes.
  • Add the mixture of mustard and Green chilly paste and cook it well with fish for 8-10 minutes.
  • Take out of flame, sprinkle raw mustard oil.
  • Serve hot garnished with whole slit green chilies

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