Alu Phoolkopi Diye Katla/Rui Maachh/Carp/Rohu cooked with Potatoes and cauliflower

This is best cooked with fresh cauliflowers that are abundant in the market during the winter months. The freshness of the vegetables adds a zest to the dish and the lightness of it makes it a healthy option as well. If you are like me, you shall polish it off with steamed rice with chopped onions and whole green chillies on the side.



  • Rui/Katla machh (Rohu or any carp)
  • Potatoes
  • Cauliflower
  • Cumin seeds
  • Bay leaf
  • Green chillies
  • Turmeric powder
  • Chilli powder
  • Cumin powder
  • Coriander powder
  • Garam masala powder
  • Coriander leaves (chopped)
  • Green chillies
  • Salt
  • Sugar
  • Oil



  • Rub the fish pieces with salt and turmeric and fry
  • Keep aside
  • Cut potatoes and cauliflower into big chunks and fry
  • Keep aside
  • Heat oil in a pan and temper with cumin seeds, bay leaf and green chillies
  • Mix all the powdered spices and sugar with a little water to form a thick paste
  • Add this paste to the pan
  • Stir and fry the masala
  • Add the vegetables
  • Add water and cover
  • When the vegetables are almost cooked, add the fish
  • Cover and bring to a boil
  • Turn flame off and put chopped coriander leaves and green chillies
  • Cover for a while and serve with steamed rice.