There's more to a Bengali fish story than just maacher jhol. Here's a list of 8 Bengali recipes with fish other than rui, katla and ilish.
In other words, parshe mach in mustard paste. I add some tomato and poppy seed paste to this too. English name: it's Mullet (I think)
Quite generic but terrific at the same time. You can use rui, catla or even bhetki to make this beautiful fish stew with seasonal vegetables
Knife fish is found in several parts of the Indian subcontinent. This fish ball curry is as Bangal as it gets and perhaps is too much work but the effort is totally worth it.
Bhetki mach is perhaps the most talked about fish after rui, katla and ilish. This fish is so versatile and can be cooked in a variety of ways. It belongs to the much loved Sea Bass family.
This belong to the catfish family and with a slimy skin, it's not very popular with the Ghoti clan. However, this preparation of Boal mach bhapa (steamed with onion, garlic and mustard oil) is to die for
Koi mach. English Name: Climbing Perch. Extremely bony and difficult for the inexperienced. The local variety, i.e. desi koi mach is an oily fish and tel koi is perhaps the most popular recipe for koi mach.
This is also a catfish variety. Extremely delicious with a soft buttery texture and a single bone. This fish doesn't need much while cooking. Just a bit of tempering of nigella seeds or panchphoron is enough to make it shine.
Bombay duck- not found only in Bombay . This preparation of loitte mach is with potatoes and onion and you can devour a plateful of rice with this.