Mustard Fish Curry

Mustard Fish Curry is a popular Indian Curries
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Serves 4
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500 gms - fish (salmon, Catfish or silverfish)

1 cup - Mustard oil

4 tsp - mustard powder

1 tsp - coriander powder

1 tsp - Red Chilli powder

2 tsp - Turmeric powder

2 tsp - Garlic

2 - Tomato (pureed)

2 tbsp - Cilantro (chopped)

1 - Potato (optional)

Salt - to taste


  1. Clean and cut the fish into pieces.
  2. Mix all the spices (reserve 1 tsp turmeric for next step) with water in a bowl and keep aside.
  3. Add just enough water to get a batter like consistency.
  4. Apply turmeric and salt to the fish, fry slightly in oil and keep aside.
  5. (Optional: slice potatoes in 5-6 discs, fry and set aside).
  6. Heat oil in a pan and add garlic paste, fry 3-4 mins on medium high heat.
  7. Next, add mixed spices and fry about 3-4 mins.
  8. Add tomato puree and fry till oil separates.
  9. Add fish and water, cover and simmer for about 10 mins.
  10. Add half of the coriander leaves and continue simmering for another couple of minutes.
  11. Remove from heat and garnish with rest of the fresh coriander leaves.
  12. Serve hot with rice.

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