This Mustard Fish Curry from mChef’s kitchen is a little different from other fish curries. Fish lovers are just falling in love with this curry. So let’s start this recipe…..
Fish – 1/2 kg
Mustard paste – 3 tbsp
Masala paste – 3 tbsp ( 2 medium size onion, 1 inch ginger, 10-15 garlic cloves )
Tomato – 1 big size ( roughly chopped )
Oil – 4 tsp for curry and enough oil for deep frying the fish
Mustard seeds – 1/2 tsp
Red chilli powder – 1 tsp ( or according to your choice )
Turmeric powder – 1 tsp
Salt to taste
Chopped coriander leaves of 5 coriander grass
First nicely wash the fish and keep this in a bowl. After that for marinating the fish we add 1 tsp salt ( or according to your taste) and 1 tsp turmeric now mix the fish with salt and turmeric very well and keep this for 15 minutes.
Heat a pan, add enough oil to it. Let the oil become properly heat, after that add 2 pieces of fish and let it cook nicely. Most importantly, don’t change the sides of the fish immediately, it causes breaking of fish. After it becomes light golden brown in colour carefully change the side and let it cook from the other side. To be cooked from one side it takes approximately 10-12 minutes in medium to high flame. Similarly fry all the fish in 2 to 3 batches.
Method for preparing the curry
For the mustard fish curry first heat a pan and add oil to it. After oil becomes heat add mustard seeds then add the masala paste. Fry the masala for 5-10 minutes in low flame, now add turmeric powder and red chilli powder and mix very well. When oil leaves the sides of the masala it means masala was nicely fry.
When the masala was nicely fry add mustard paste and tomato. After adding the mustard paste, immediately add 3 cups of water (if you want thick gravy then add 2 cups of water, so adding water is depends on you) and slightly mix the mustard paste with masala. Remember don’t fry the mustard paste just mix it with water otherwise it gives a bitter taste. Now add salt to it and give it a boil in high flame.
After boiling for 5 minutes add fried fish and again boil it for 5-7 minutes. Finally add chopped coriander leaves and switch off the gas. Now our fish curry is ready to serve. Serve this mustard fish curry with rice and enjoy.