Pabda Fish With Lentil Dumplings and Brinjal (Pabda Maach Bori Begun Diye)

This is a light fish curry from Bengal. It is good for hot summer afternoons and is always paired with rice

Ingredients –

Brinjal – 1 small
Tomato – 1 small
Coriander leaves chopped – 2 tbsp
Bori – 10
Mustard oil – 3 tbsp
Salt to taste
Turmeric – 1 tsp
Atta – 1/2 tsp
Green chillies – 3
Nigella Seeds – 1/4 tsp
Pabda fish – 450 gm

Directions –

Marinate the fish with 3/4 tsp turmeric powder , 3/4 tsp salt and 1 tsp mustard oil
Cut the brinjal in big pieces
Chop the tomato
Slit the chillies
Put 30 ml of mustard oil
Fry the bori, brinjal and fish 1 min on each side
Set aside
Make a paste of turmeric powder, salt and 50 ml water
Heat mustard oil
Add nigella seeds
Add tomato and 2 chillies
Fry on medium heat for 1 min
Add turmeric and salt mixture
Cook till water dries off
Add 400 ml water
When it starts to simmer, add bori
Add the fish
Bubble on medium heat for 5 mins
Add 1 more green chilli and fried brinjal
Mix 1/2 tsp atta and 1 tbsp water
Pour it into the curry
Drizzle 1 tsp mustard oil and coriander leaves
Simmer for 2 mins

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