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Maachher Jhol

Fish curry in mustard seeds
Recipe By : Niru Gupta
Type: Fish/Seafood Serving: 4


  • White  fish, scaled and gutted and cut into 2 1/2 cm/1"
  • thick slices, diagonally 500 g (you can use fillets too if you like)
  • sarson (mustard seeds), powdered                        2 tbsp
  • Turmeric  (haldi) 1 tsp
  • Salt 1/2 tsp
  • Mustard oil (sarson ka tel) cup (120 ml)
  • Onions, roughly chopped 1 cups (250 g) ]
  • Garlic, chopped 2 tsp ]
  • Ginger, chopped 2 tsp ] grind to a paste
  • Dried red chillies (Sabut lal Mirch) 2-3 ]
  • Salt 1 tsp ]
  • Turmeric (haldi) tsp ]
  • Nigella/Onion seeds (kalonji) tsp
  • Cinnamon (Dalchini), broken small tsp
  • Cloves (Laung) 4
  • Cardamoms (chhoti elaichi) 4
  • Bay leaf (tej patta) 1
  • Green chillies, slit lengthwise 2
  • Water 3 cups
  • Coriander leaves (hara dhania) for garnish


  • Wash the fish, pat dry and apply the mustard powder, tsp salt and the 1 tsp turmeric over all the pieces.
  • Heat the oil in a heavy based saucepan, and fry the fish in it, first on one side, then the other, over high heat, till a golden colour.

  • Lift the fish out of the oil, and keep aside.

  • In the same oil, add the onion seeds, cinamom, cloves cardamom and bay leaf, stir fry 2-3 times, and add the ground paste.

  • Saute till the fat separates then add the green chillies and stir fry a few times. Add the water and bring to a boil and then simmer for about 15 minutes,uncovered.

  • Add the fish just before serving, bring to a boil (by which time the fish should be cooked through, otherwise simmer till done), and serve hot garnished with the coriander leaves.


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