Rui Kanchkolar Hingi

My man always had this feeling that you eat kanchakola (plantain) only when you have a troubled stomach 😂😂. so this weekend while I took out plantain from the refrigerator he asked me
Is our son suffering from a troubled stomach? With a frowning face, I answer him
Not that I know.
Then why are you cooking kanchakola today? At times it becomes very difficult to convince him.

Without any further argument, I set out to prepare Rui kanchkolar Hingi.

Its lunch time and I serve him the Hingi
O maa ei jhol ta to aaj darun hoeche. I was happy.
Put it on the party menu when we invite someone to our place he said.
My 3 yr old says Eta khete bhalo hoechhe 😃 what else does a chef need?

Rui Kanchkolar Hingi

Rohu cooked in a lighter gravy of plantain and asafoetida
Course Main Course
Cuisine Bengali, Indian
Keyword Hingi, kanchkola, Plantain, ruimaach
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 4


  • 4 pieces of rohu/ rui
  • 1 plantain/raw banana cut longitudinally into 12 pieces
  • ¼ teaspoon of hing/asafoetida
  • 4 tablespoons of mustard oil
  • ¼ cup of yogurt/curd
  • 2-3 cardamom pods
  • ½ inch of cinnamon stick
  • 4-5 cloves
  • 2-3 bay leaves
  • 1 tablespoon of ghee
  • teaspoon of turmeric powder
  • 1 teaspoon of cumin powder
  • 1 teaspoon of coriander powder
  • 1 teaspoon of red chili powder
  • ¼ teaspoon of cumin seeds
  • Salt to taste
  • 1 teaspoon of sugar or as you like
  • 3-4 green chilies
  • 1 inch of ginger grated


  • Sprinkle salt and turmeric powder on the fish steaks and leave them aside for 10 minutes.
  • Meanwhile in a pan dry roast the cinnamon stick, cardamom pods, cloves and red chili powder and grind them to a fine powder. Strain the masala and keep it aside.
  • In a kadai, add two tablespoons of mustard oil and heat it. Once the oil is hot, fry the fish pieces and keep them aside.
  • Add the remaining oil to the kadai and heat it. Fry the plantain/raw banana and keep them aside.
  • Meanwhile, in a bowl, take half of the grated ginger, turmeric powder, cumin powder, coriander powder, red chili powder, green chilies, sugar and salt along with 2 tablesspoons of water, mix everything and keep aside.
  • Now, add all the contents of the bowl of spices to the kadai and saute them till the begin to leave oil from the sides of the kadai.
  • Beat the yogurt well and add it to the kadai. stir the mixture continyously to prevent curdling of the yogurt.
  • Now, add the fried fish steaks and the plantain to the kadai and let it simmer till the plantain is cooked through.
  • In a pan, take one tablespoon of ghee. Temper the ghee with cumin seeds, bay leaf and asafoetida. As the spices release the aroma, add the tempered oil to the kadai.
  • Gently mix all the contents of the kadai together while the flame is low.
  • Add the garam masala powder and the remaining grated ginger to the kadai and turn off the flame.
  • Serve the rui kanchkolar hingi hot with steamed rice.


  1. Bori (Lentil dumplings) can also be added while preparing the dish.

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