RECIPE : KATLA SHORSHE (Mustard Fish Curry)

Being a food blogger and that too from Calcutta , how can i resist from making a Fish curry for which “THE CITY OF JOY ” is known for .

And here i have tried the most renowned recipe of Calcutta, the mustard fish curry.

Ingredients:

  • Hilsa / Bhetki  – 250 gms (4 piece).
  • garlic- 8 cloves .
  • ginger- 1/4 part.
  • turmeric- 1/2 tbp.
  • salt – to taste
  • sugar – 1/2 tbp.
  • yellow mustard seed (paste)- 1 tbp.
  • black mustard seed (paste) – 1 tbp .
  • 5 spice mix (  fenugreek seed ,  nigella seed ,  cumin seed ,  black mustard seed,  fennel seed) – 1/4 tbp
  • green chilli – 4 nos
  • lime- 1 nos .
  • poppy seed (paste)- 1 tbp
  • mustard oil
  • black onion seeds – 1/4 tbp

*Soak the must seeds as well as poppy seeds for half an hour at least before preparation .

Recipe:

  • In a grinder , blend the soaked yellow and black mustard  seeds along with garlic cloves , ginger , turmeric , salt .
  • once blend add 2 tbp of mustard oil and 1/2 lime and keep aside.
  • In the same way blend and make poppy seed paste and keep aside.
  • now heat up a pan , add tbsp of mustard oil.
  • once the oil is hot add the black onion seed , ginger – garlic paste and saute well.
  • add 2 tbsp of mustard paste and saute for few minutes.
  • add the water  and put the fish in and let it boil.
  • check the seasoning and add 1/2 tbsp of sugar
  • if needed garnish with lime and watercress.

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