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These 11 Insanely Delicious Fish Dishes Will Make You Super Hungry Now!

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HolidayIQ Travellers list the most delicious fish curries that you should definitely try.

These 11 Insanely Delicious Fish Dishes Will Make You Super Hungry Now!:

  1. West Bengal
  2. Hyderabad (Telangana)
  3. Kashmir (Jammu & Kashmir)
  4. Assam
  5. Chettinad (Tamil Nadu)
  6. Goa
  7. Andhra Pradesh
  8. Mangalore (Karnataka)
  9. Kerala

1. Maccher Jhol - A Famous Delicacy From West Bengal

Maccher Jhol - A Famous Delicacy From West Bengalsource: bytplus.com

Bengali fish curries like the tangra macher jhol are light and flavourful. This is a delicious recipe served as a side dish. Prepared with freshly grounded spices, the gravy is thick and full of flavours. The red chillies bring out a fiery taste in the curry. It is best enjoyed hot with plain steamed rice.

HolidayIQ Traveller Aaditya from Kishanganj shares, “You can enjoy the authentic Bengali food -macher jhol and rosogulla when in Kolkata.” Adds Uttam Kumar. “The Bengali food served to me in dinner with Macher Jhol was incredible.”

2. The Rich Hyderabadi Shahi Machhi Korma

The Rich Hyderabadi Shahi Machhi Kormasource: Kitchenplatter.com

This is an authentic recipe from the royal kitchens of Hyderabad. Fish is cooked with exotic spices and nuts in a creamy yoghurt gravy. The dish goes well with naan or jeera rice.

HolidayIQ Traveller Sushmanth Yamsani shares, “Every day you can enjoy in Hyderabad and different types of foods and different cultures etc. If you visit Hyderabad only you will get to know about it.”

3. Kashmir’s Surmai Fish with Lotus Stem

Kashmir’s Surmai Fish with Lotus Stemsource: homegrown.co.in

Thick fillets of surmai fish is drenched in a rich gravy of kashmiri spices. This dish is best teamed with rice, roti and a spoonful of ghee.

HolidayIQ Traveller Pranay says, “Local food was pretty tasty, the food in the dhabas was just brilliant. Try modur pulav (sweet rice), lyodur tschaman and nadir-wangan (lotus stems with brinjal). Also try the famous qawah!”

4. Assamese Favourite Masor Tenga

Assamese Favourite Masor Tengasource: rediff.com

This is the main dish of an authentic Assamese meal. Fillets of Rohu fish are dressed in mustard oil and salt, drenched in a turmeric-based curry, The dish is best enjoyed with rice.

HolidayIQ Traveller Babita Goyal says, “ I would say that the food here is exceptional in its own way North-East india.” “ Rice is the staple diet of the people of Assam. It is also used to make variety of sweets and snacks, as well as beer. Fish also plays a major role in the cuisine of Assam. Uncanny ingredients like bamboo shoot, Khar (banana tree ashes), etc are used to cook the various delicacies of Assam,” says HolidayIQ Traveller Ravinder Deekona.

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5. A Bengali’s All Time Love - Ilish Machher Jhol

A Bengali’s All Time Love - Ilish Machher Jholsource: thehindu.com

The dish is prepared with Hilsa fish in mustard oil that leaves a tingly flavour on your tongue. Spices like nigella seeds, chillies and ginger paste give the flavour an interesting twist.

HolidayIQ Traveller Surajit shares, “Try the Pabda and ilish Macher Jhal (spicy fish curry, prepared with mustard paste and poppy seeds) at 6 Ballygunge Place. Aam Ilish (mango hilsa fish) at Oh Calcutta is a must try.”

6. Chettinad Meen Varuval

Chettinad Meen Varuvalsource: farm8.staticflickr.com-indiankhana.net

Chettinad is known for it’s spicy food and this fish dish is no exception. Chettinad Meen Varuval is a fish fry in Chettinad style made with freshly made fish masala powder.

HolidayIQ Traveller Harihara says, “The best part was the food it’s very tasty and be it the breads or the humble Dhal, the taste was authentic and homely. They strive to make the foodie's experience good. Their Biryanis were tasty and spiced just right not taking away the aroma and the blending it for the right taste. The meat succulent and easy on the jaws and the Chicken Chettinad was very well balanced. The pepper and masala just well married to the chicken giving it a very wholesome spicy taste. The Urulai roast did justice to the little roasted potatoes, sinfully good never thought that term fitted a potato.”

7. The Goan Fish Curry

The Goan Fish Currysource: royalgardenindian.co.nz

A trip to Goa would be incomplete without trying this authentic fish curry. The dish is prepared by marinating the fish in salt and lime. Then the fish is cooked in a spicy gravy. This fish curry tastes brilliant with white rice.

HolidayIQ Traveller Subrat Roy says, “Good sea food, especially Goan fish curry must experience.” Adds HolidayIQ Traveller Bhargava Kumar, “Goa is Heaven for non vegetarians & seafood lovers.

8. Traditional Andhra Fish Curry - Bommidala Pulusu

Traditional Andhra Fish Curry -  Bommidala Pulususource: shadruchulu.com

If you ever take a trip to Andhra don't hesitate to stop by and try this yummy bommidala pulusu.  This fish can be made with both fresh and dry fish.

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9. A Mangalorean Speciality, Rava Kane Fish

A Mangalorean Speciality, Rava Kane Fishsource: food.sify.com

Relish the taste of this authentic fish curry all the way from Karnataka. Lady fish marinated in fiery red chilli paste, coated in semolina and fried to a golden glory.

HolidayIQ Traveller shares, “The best place to stay and explore the ancient village of basrur. A place steeped in history.  Amazing local food like neer dosa, kori roti, kane fish fry, shell fish etc.”

10. Kerala’s Karimeen Fry

Kerala’s Karimeen Frysource: thakkara.com

Karimeen or the Pearl Spotted Fish is another delicacy from Kerala. The fish is marinated in spices and fried on a low flame until it achieves a deep red hue.

HolidayIQ Traveller A d Kurien says, “The food was excellent and we enjoyed the local fish karimeen pollichathu.”

11. Bhetki Macher Paturi From Bengal

Bhetki Macher Paturi From Bengalsource: awesomecuisine.com

A bengali favorite Bhetki (Sheephead) fished wrapped in banana leaf with mustard paste and cooked in steam through slow cooking.

HolidayIQ Traveller Anindyaa shares, “You don't really need to search for places if you are looking for fish! Calcutta and fish are synonyms!! As far dishes are concerned, try "Bhetki paturi", "Prawn malaikari", "Sorshe Hilsa" definitely. They will surely leave you wanting for more. If you are looking for the essence of Bengali fish culture, "Bhojohori Mannna" is way ahead that serves some awesome pieces of "Calcutta fish culture"!”

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