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Mourala Maach Bhaja made with Mola Carplet is a Bengali fish preparation that tastes just heavenly. Mourola maach is a tiny fish that is fried to golden brown. You can munch on the crispy fried small fish or have it with steamed rice and ghee.

Mourala Maach Bhaja Recipe

Mourala Maach Fry

Mola fry is a popular Bengali fried tiny fish dish, simple to prepare and tastes just awesome. A nice and easy choto macher recipe.

Mourala Maach Bengali Fish Recipe Step By Step:

Mourala maach bhaja is a delicious Bengali fish recipe where tiny fishes are fried in hot oil. You just devour the whole fried fish – even the bones turn crunchy.

How to make Bengali mourala maach bhaja:

Mourala Maach for mourala macher bhaja recipe

To make Mourala Maach Bhaja, clean and wash the fish.  Pat it dry.

Mourala Fish seasoning for whitebait fish recipe

Rub the mourola maach with salt, turmeric, red chili powder and roasted cumin powder.  Set it aside for 10 minutes

Mourala Fish marinate for Mola Carplet recipe

Heat oil for deep-frying in a kadai.

Mourala Fish Fry Recipe

Fry the mourola in small batches over medium heat, till they turn a crispy brown.  

Mourala Maach Crispy Fried Recipe

Remove with a slotted spoon onto a paper napkin. Sprinkle come chaat masala over the fried Mola fish.

Mourola Fish Recipe

Serve hot and crispy Mourala maach bhaja with steamed rice and desi ghee.

If you are looking for more fish fry recipes, do try out Fish Vepudu, Amritsari Fish Tikka, Hyderabadi Fish Apollo and Hamour Fish Masala.

Mola Fish Fry Recipe details below:

Mourala Maach Bhaja
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
15 mins
Total Time
30 mins
Mourola fish fry Kolkata style is a delicacy where small fish are coated with spices and fried to a delicious crispiness. Mourala fish fry is crunchy fried small fish that’s completely edible. The Bengali dish mourola maach bhaja goes well with rice and masoor dal.
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: Bengali
Servings: 2
Calories: 63 kcal
Author: Shil
  • Mourala Maach – 1 cup
  • Salt – ½ tsp
  • Turmeric powder – ¼ tsp
  • Red chilli powder – ¼ tsp
  • Roasted cumin powder – 1/8 tsp
  • Chaat Masala – a pinch
  • Oil – 3 tbsp
  1. For this seafood recipe, clean the fish and wash well under running water. Pat dry and sprinkle salt, turmeric, chilli powder and cumin powder.
  2. Rub the fish pieces well with the spices. Leave aside for 10 minutes.
  3. Heat oil in a pan. Deep-fry the fish in batches to a golden brown colour on medium heat. This fish is quite soft and one or two may break while flipping them over – just don’t worry.
  4. Remove the fried mourala maach onto a kitchen towel. Sprinkle some chaat masala over the fried fish.
  5. Serve crispy fried Mourala Maach Bengali style with rice, moong dal, slit green chilli and a lemon wedge.


Mourala Maach Bhaja – Bengali Mola Carplet Fry | Crispy Mourola Fish Fry
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Shil is a freelance writer, professional blogger, foodie, health advocate and travel enthusiast.

  One Response to “Mourala Maach Bhaja – Bengali Mola Carplet Fry | Crispy Mourola Fish Fry”

  1. Yumm Yumm 🙂 Why do i get to see all Bengali food blog after my dinner… 🙂

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