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Fish in Mustard Gravy

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Fish in Mustard Gravy by Madhu Varma


For the Fish


  1. Fish-1 kg. boneless, washed and dried
  2. Lemon juice-2Tablespoons
  3. Turmeric Powder- 2 Teaspoons
  4. Kalonji- 2Teaspoons
  5. Chilli Powder- 1 Teaspoon
  6. Salt-To Taste
  7. Mustard Oil- 1 Cup


Marinate fish in lemon juice and salt for 20 minutes. After the first marination , wash and dry the fish again. Mix  all the spices and add to the fish. Heat oil in a karahi  and deep fry the fish. This is now ready for adding to the mustard gravy.


For the Mustard Gravy


  1. Yellow Mustard Seeds- 200 gms, to be ground fine with 4 green chillies and water.
  2. Onions- 4 , ground
  3. Garlic-Ginger Paste – 4 ½ Teaspoons
  4. Haldi Powder- 1 Teaspoon
  5. Red Chilli Powder- 1 Teaspoon
  6. Green Chillies- 6, slit and sautéed for garnish
  7. Kalonji- 2 Teaspoons
  8. Tomato Purée- 4 Tablespoons
  9. Coriander Leaves- 2 Tablespoons, chopped
  10. Mustard Oil- 4 Tablespoons
  11. Sugar- 1Teaspoon


Heat oil , add the kalonji and green chillies as the tarka , then the onions and fry it lightly . Add the garlic, ginger paste, haldi and chilli powder and fry the masalas along with the tomato puree and cook for 2 to 3 minutes. Finally add the sarson – green chilli paste, fry a couple of minutes , add the sugar and some water to give it a thick consistency. Bring to boil and add the fish. Take off the fire , garnish with coriander leaves and 2 tablespoons of fresh mustard oil .

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