Shorshe Pabda (Fish in a Mustard Sauce)


  • 4 pieces Pabda fish
  • 1 tsp black mustard seeds
  • 1 tbsp yellow mustard seeds
  • 1 tbsp poppy seeds
  • 1/2 tsp nigella seeds
  • 1/2 tsp turmeric powder
  • 1/4 tsp sugar
  • Salt to taste
  • 3 tbsp mustard oil

Method –

  1. Soak the mustard seeds and poppy seeds in a little water for 2 hours
  2. Strain the water
  3. Put it it a grinder and make a fine paste adding a little water. Set aside
  4. In a pan, heat mustard oil
  5. Add the fish one by one and fry lightly. Remove and set aside
  6. In the same oil, add nigella seeds
  7. Add the ground paste and mix well
  8. Add turmeric powder, sugar and salt to taste
  9. Mix well so that the oil releases
  10. Add 1/2 cup water and let it come to a boil
  11. Add the fish and cook covered for 5 minutes

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