Michelin Star Recipes: Macher Johl

Michelin Star Recipes: Macher Johl

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In this first of its kind masterclass, Rohit will show you how to cook Michelin star Indian recipes. These 9 recipes are all traditional and authentic dishes from all over India, elevated to a Michelin star level. In this masterclass Rohit shares his tips and tricks, as well as entirely original recipes, to help you cook like a Michelin star chef in your kitchen. In this final episode of Michelin Star Recipes with Rohit Ghai, you will learn to make Macher Johl. Translated as 'Fish Curry' and originating from West Bengal, this recipe is a classic smooth fish curry usually served with plain rice. Rohit’s own original recipe includes aubergine and potato to create a top class yet authentic dish that you can easily make in your own kitchen following these simple expert tips. By the end of this masterclass you will be able to confidently make these Michelin star standard recipes in your kitchen and have learnt some of the most popular Indian dishes in the cuisines repertoire. About Chef Rohit Ghai: Born into a Punjabi family and originally from Madhya Pradesh, India, Rohit cut his culinary teeth working for the prestigious Oberoi and Taj hotel groups. Michelin-starred Rohit Ghai (@chefrohitghai) is one of the culinary world’s most in-demand chefs after a hugely successful decade on the London restaurant scene. Known for being the fastest Indian chef to be awarded a Michelin star for his work at Jamavar in Mayfair, he has now entered an exciting new era in his career, with his first solo venture, Kutir. Chef Ghai’s precise and innovative cooking techniques and dishes have won him praise from celebrities, dignitaries and some of the nation’s most discerning food critics.

Macher Johl


  • 2x Sea bass fish fillets
  • 3 tbsp Mustard oil
  • ½ tsp Nigella seeds (Kalonji)
  • 1 tsp Cumin seed
  • 1/2 tsp Fenugreek seeds
  • 4x Green chillies
  • 1x Whole Kashmiri chilli
  • 3 tsp Turmeric powder
  • 1 tsp Red chilli powder
  • 200g Finely chopped onion
  • 2 tsp Ginger paste
  • 1 tsp Garlic paste
  • 150g Finely chopped tomatoes
  • 4-5x Wedges of deep fried potato
  • 3-4x Pieces of deep fried baby egg plant
  • 3 tsp Cumin powder
  • 1 tsp Coriander powder
  • 1 tsp Lemon juice
  • 1½ Cup water
  • Salt

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