Pabda Macher Jhal


  • 4 pieces of Pabda fish
  • 1 tsp black mustard seeds
  • 1 tsp white mustard seeds
  • 1/2 tsp nigella seeds
  • 1 tsp turmeric powder
  • 1/2 tsp Kashmiri red chilli powder
  • 4 green chillies
  • 3 tbsp mustard oil
  • 2 tbsp chopped coriander leaves
  • Salt to taste

Method –

  1. Marinate the fish with salt and 1/2 tsp turmeric powder for 15 minutes
  2. Soak the mustard seeds with a little water for 1 hour
  3. Grind the mustard seeds with a little water, 2 green chillies and a little salt into a fine paste
  4. Heat mustard oil in a pan
  5. Fry the fish lightly and set aside
  6. In the same oil, add nigella seeds and 2 green chillies
  7. Sauté for 10 seconds and add 1/2 tsp turmeric powder and Kashmiri red chilli powder
  8. Fry the spices and sprinkle a few spoons of water so that the spices don’t burn
  9. Add the mustard paste and sauté till oil releases
  10. Add 1 cup warm water and salt
  11. Let it come to a boil
  12. Add the fish and cook covered on low flame for about 5 minutes
  13. Garnish with chopped coriander leaves


  1. Sowmya says:

    Interesting recipe

    Liked by 1 person

    1. NanC2806 says:

      Glad you like it

      Liked by 1 person

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