Morola Macher Chachori

Recently I visited my parents’ house and had that awesome treat with all kinds of fish one can think of. I’m writing one of those preparations today. You can prepare this with any cat fish like Tangra, Morola, and Kachki acoording to your wish. What my mom prepared was with Tangra.


Tangra : 200gm

Onions (Peyaj): 4 medium sized, chopped

Potato (Aalu): 2 medium sized, cut like small longitudinal strips

Tomato: 2

Turmeric powder (Halud guro): 3 pinches

Chilli powder (Sukhno lankar guro): 1 teaspoon

Green chilli (Kacha lanka): 3 / 4

Mustard oil (Sarser tel): 2 tablespoons


  • Take oil in a wok and heat it, fry the fish and keep aside.
  • In that same wok sauté the onions.
  • Add the fried potatoes and tomato, and fry it till the tomato softens.
  • Add the turmeric powder, green chilli powder, water and salt.
  • As the gravy starts to thicken add the fried fish to it.
  • Cook for 2 to 3 minutes more, till the potatoes get cooked.
  • Serve with rice.
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7 thoughts on “Morola Macher Chachori

  1. I know this is 2 year old post…..but since nobody ever replied I thought I must mention this fish can be found in select stores like Traders Joe and is know as “smelt’.

  2. Thank you so much for your response.
    I live near Los Angeles (an hour drive)..My friend told me that the fish is called Morola in India (Bengal)..I am not sure wht that might be called here..Your recipe mentioned about Morola so I thought you probably would know…Any information will be really appreciated…

  3. @Felcy,

    I am not sure though where you can find it, but probabaly you can search in the big Indian stores, I am sure they will have the packed ones. It would be better if you can tell me where you live, then I can help a little more probably

  4. Thanks so much for the recipe. recently I heard from a friend that Morola is a very good fish and has minerals that help eye sight. I am desperately looking for that fish…Can you please tell me where i can find it, which store and how it looks…My son is having some eye problems and i really want to get them and cook for him..he loves fish so i am sure he will eat it without problems…thanks much

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