Mustard Fish

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Total Time:
15-30 minutes
Serves: 6
Nutrition facts:

240 calories, 9 grams fat

Cuisine: Indian Recipe
Technique: Stewed Recipe
Difficulty: Medium

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  • 10 to 15 pieces rohu or katla (or any sweet water fish)
  • ½ tsp - turmeric powder (for marinating the fish)
  • sufficient oil for shallow frying
  • ½ tsp - kalonji (onion seeds)
  • 2 to 3 dry red chillies (or as per taste)
  • 5 to 6 tbsp - mustard seeds
  • 2 green chillies
  • sufficient water to make the gravy
  • 1/4 tsp - turmeric powder (to be added to the gravy)
  • 3/4 to 1 tsp - red chilli powder
  • juice of half a lemon
  • finely chopped coriander leaves (for garnishing)
  • 5 to 6 slit green chillies (for garnishing)
  • salt to taste

How to Make Mustard Fish

  • Clean and wash the fish pieces.
  • Evenly smear 1.5 tsp turmeric powder and some salt on the fish pieces.
  • Mix well and keep aside for a few minutes (about 20 minutes).
  • Lightly heat oil in a kadai. Add kalonji and dry red chillies.
  • Fry for a minute, add the marinated fish and shallow fry on a medium flame till done.
  • Remove in a plate and keep it aside.
  • Grind the mustard seeds, the two green chillies and salt to a smooth paste.
  • Now add sufficient water and mix well.
  • Strain the mustard and you will get the yellow water.
  • Boil this mustard water in a heavy-bottomed vessel and add the fried pieces of fish.
  • Add little salt, 1/4 tsp turmeric powder and red chilli powder.
  • Boil till you acquire the consistency you need thick and thin.
  • Switch off the gas and add lemon juice. Mix very gently.
  • Garnish with coriander leaves and slit green chillies. Serve hot with rice.