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Bengali Fish Curry


  • Bengali Fish Curry4 slices of fresh Carp or Striped Bass
  • 2 tbsp of mustard seeds
  • 2 jalapenos
  • 1/2 tsp of Panch Foron [consists of equal quantities of mustard seeds, fenugreek(methi), cumin(jeera), aniseeds(saunf), and nigella(Kala Jira)]
  • 1/2 tsp turmeric
  • salt to taste
  • 2 tbsp of oil


  1. Apply salt and 1/4 tsp of the turmeric to the fish.
  2. Now heat oil in a non stick pan and fry the fish carefully till golden on both sides. Remove the fish and keep aside.
  3. In a blender, make a paste of the mustard seeds, the jalapenos and 1/2 cup water .
  4. You will take 3-4 mins to make this paste as the mustard seeds are tough to grind.
  5. In the remaining oil add the panch foron and the add this mustard paste.
  6. Fry for 4-5 mins and then add the fish, turmeric and salt.
  7. Adjust the water if needed.
  8. Cook for 10 mins till done, and garnish with cilantro.
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