Shor Putir Jhal (Fish in a Spicy Mustard Gravy)


  • 3 big pieces of Puti fish
  • 1 tbsp yellow mustard seeds
  • 1/2 tbsp black mustard seeds
  • 1 tsp poppy seeds
  • 5 green chillies
  • 2 tbsp plain curd
  • 3 tbsp mustard oil
  • 1/2 tsp nigella seeds
  • 1/2 tsp turmeric powder
  • Salt to taste

Method –

  1. Clean the fish thoroughly
  2. Smear a little turmeric powder and salt and set aside for 20 minutes
  3. In a grinder, put mustard seeds, poppy seeds and grind to a fine powder
  4. Add 3 green chillies, 1/2 tsp salt, curd and 2 tbsp water to the mixture and make a fine paste
  5. Heat oil in a pan
  6. Fry the fish and set aside
  7. In the same oil, add nigella seeds and 2 slit green chillies
  8. Add the mustard paste in 3 batches and sauté till the oil separates
  9. Add turmeric powder and salt to taste
  10. Add 1/2 cup lukewarm water and let it come to a boil
  11. Add the fish, lower the heat and cook covered for 5 minutes
  12. Drizzle 1 tbsp raw mustard oil before serving

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