Tuesday, 12 June 2012

lazy cooks mustard fish

Hi there!.....has this ever happened to you?a song or tune gets stuck in your head,keeps going round and round and you can do nothing about it!it might be something that you might not even like!..but  it remains stuck like a bad tape recorder...the jingle that remained stuck in my head was.....hold your breath...tobu cyles!if you were a wee thing in the 80's or early 90's you won't even remember it....there was a bunch of kids on their ..what else?..tobu cycles..and the jingle playing at the back.If this was something that I really loved,it was a different thing....but I don't even like the jingle..why on earth is it going on in my head??
Along with "tobu cycles" playing in my head..I made mustard fish.I have no bengali blood in my veins...and am  not related to any bengali either...but I make this pretty often..learnt this from my mom,the only touch that I added was the crushed garlic(mom doesn't add any)
1 kg of boneless fish(you can def use fish with bones..I just find it extremely painful!)
1 full pod of garlic(crushed)
1 green chilli
3 big tomatoes chopped fine
some cilantro chopped fine
soak and then grind-1 tablespoon of khus khus(poppy seeds)+1 1/2 tsps of mustard seeds
1 tsp nigella seeds
salt to taste,1/2 tsp turmeric pdr,1/2 tsp chilli pdr,1 tablespoon corriander seeds powder...make a paste of this with water(about 1/2 cup water) 
mustard oil-as required
1.Marinate the fish in a little salt+turmeric pdr+chilli pdr,at least for half an hour.
2.Heat mustard oil in a wok/kadhai.....deep fry the marinated pcs.Drain on an absorbent towel.
3.In another wok/kadhai,add about a tablespoon of  mustard oil...once it heats up..addthe nigella seeds,the garlic and green chilli.....fry for a few mins..then add the chopped tomatoes.now add the spices(which we've made a paste of in water).cook this till you see oil leaving the masala.(about 7 mins or so).Add 1 cup of water,let it come to a boil.
4.Once the gravy has bubbled away,add the khus khus-mustard seeds paste.I add the cilantro at this stage too,reserving a little for the garnish.Taste the seasoning.
5.Add the fried fish to this.Serve hot with plain bolied rice.Its yum!I just realised something....have you noticed how bengali girls are so beautiful...its because they eat fish...all those omega 3's working! 
sending this to Akila's event.


  1. tempting and delicious...

  2. great dish! must try out more fish dishes to be as beautiful as bengali girls;) abt the wrong song playing round in ur head, it has happened to me too.. many times :)

  3. Very yummy n beautifully presented

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  4. Wat a super flavourful mustard fish,makes me hungry..super likes.

  5. lovely n yummy fish.......lovely presentation too....

  6. Looks very tempting.. am drooling over..

  7. this fish curry looks delicious, and you are right once a song stuck in your mind, i keep singing(not loudly but you know how :)) that whole day

  8. Looks so creamy and delicious!! A great way to have fish. Yum!

  9. the fish curry looks delicious..i lov fish...yum..yum

  10. delicious fish recipe with mustard dear !!!!!

  11. Yummy yum flavors..deliciously done!!Had long back at a bengali friend's house,love it!!

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  12. Delicious mustard fish curry.. my hubby's favourite.

  13. love the preparation and pot :-)

    Yum! Yum! Yum!

  14. Ooh yum! This looks SO good!
    I haven't had fish for so long. I really should buy some!