Pabda Maacher Halka Jhol (Pabda Fish in Light Gravy)


  • 500 gm pabda fish
  • 1 tsp turmeric powder
  • 1/2 tsp nigella seeds
  • 1 tsp ginger paste
  • 4 green chillies
  • A small bunch of coriander leaves
  • 1 medium tomato
  • Salt to taste
  • 4 tbsp mustard oil

Method –

  1. Wash and pat dry the fish
  2. Apply salt and 1/2 tsp turmeric powder. Mix well and set aside
  3. Slit green chilies
  4. Chop the tomato and coriander leaves finely
  5. In a wok, heat 2 tbsp mustard oil
  6. Add 2 green chillies and nigella seeds and allow to splutter
  7. Add the tomatoes and ginger paste
  8. Add salt and remaining turmeric powder and mix well
  9. Add 2 cups of hot water
  10. Cover and cook for 5 minutes
  11. Add the marinated fish
  12. Once the gravy boils, add remaining green chillies
  13. After 5 minutes, add chopped coriander leaves and remove from flame
  14. Drizzle the remaining mustard oil and keep covered till serving

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