Poached Carp with Onion, Whole Spices, and Chiles

Ruhu Maacher Jhol

Preparation info

  • Serves

    4

    • Difficulty

      Easy

Appears in

660 Curries

By Raghavan Iyer

Published 2008

  • About

A member of the carp family, which in turn is part of the minnow entourage, ruhu, rui, roho, rohu, and more specifically labeo roho or rohita, are all names for the same full-lipped fish (very Angelina Joli-esque). Its silvery black scales conceal a firm flesh that makes it ideal for poaching with robust spices. Carp are often sold whole in the marketplace, or you can buy them cut into steaks. (Don’t feel shy about asking your fishmonger to cut it for you.) The cooking