Mustard Fish Curry
Mustard Fish curry is a popular Bengali dish.(West Bengal is a state in Eastern India.)You get this recipe online ,so what is new in this? Let's check.
Bengali cuisine uses the strong flavor of mustard oil in most of their recipes.I know,many of us may not like the flavor.So here,we are not using mustard oil,instead,adding yellow mustard paste to vegetable oil.Also we are adding a paste of mustard seeds with coconut,same as Bengali fish curry recipe.
Fish - any fish-250 g
Yellow mustard paste- 1 tsp
Onion- 1 big (chopped into small pieces)
Ginger- chopped-1 1/2 tsp
Red chilly powder-
Whole spice powder or Garam masala- 1/2 tsp
Green chilly- slit-4 nos
Grated Coconut- 1/2 cup
Vinegar- 1 tsp
Hot water- 1cup
Shallots- 2 nos chopped
Dry red chilly- 2 nos
Mustard seeds- 1 tsp
How To Prepare this Mustard Fish Curry
1.Clean fish with salt and vinegar.
2. Marinate fish with turmeric powder,some whole spice powder,salt and chilly powder .Keep aside for 15 minutes.
3.In a heavy bottom skillet,add some vegetable oil.Add 1 tsp of yellow mustard paste and some turmeric powder.This is to flavor the oil,in which we are preparing the fish.
4.Add chopped onion,green chillies,ginger chopped and salt to this oil.Saute well.
5.Add marinated fish to the same oil and allow it to get fried lightly.
6.Now add some chilly powder,a bit more salt and hot water to this and cook the fish well.Add in a tsp of vinegar for tartness.
7. Blend grated coconut with 1 tsp mustard seeds and turmeric powder.
8. Add in the coconut paste to the gravy and mix well.Allow it to start boil .
9.Tamper the curry with mustard seeds,dry red chilly and curry leaves.
10.Serve hot with rice or Chapati.