Shorse Puti / Small fish cooked in mustard paste

shorshe puti

Its a very simple and easy traditional fish curry. Using mustard paste in fish preparation is the signature dish in Bengal Cusine . It can be prepared with other fish also . 

Ingredients :

  • Puti Mach – 300 gm
  • Turmeric powder – 1 tbsp
  • Red chili powder – 1 tsp
  • Mustard seeds paste – 2 tbsp
  • Kalonji seeds – 1/2 tsp
  • Green chili – 2 to 3 pc slit
  • Salt to taste
  • Mustard oil for cooking
  • Coriander leaves for garnishing

Procedure :

1.  Clean the fish properly and then wash it . Now marinate with turmeric powder and salt.

2. Heat mustard oil in a Kadai. Shallow fry the fish pieces and keep it aside.

3. In a same pan put 1/2 tsp kalonji seeds. Let it crackle . Now add 1 tsp of turmeric power and 1/2 tsp of red mirch power with salt. Stir it immediately and put the mustard seeds paste.Fry it for about a minute.

4. Now add 1 cup of warm water and bring it to a boil. Add the fish now and cover it. Cook for 5 to 6 minutes over medium high heat .

5.  Open the lid, check the seasoning and garnish with Coriander leaves and green chili. Switch off the gas. And serve hot with white rice.


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