Pabda Mach Kalo Jeera Diye / Pabda Fish Curry | How to make Pabda Mach Kalo Jeera Diye / Pabda Fish Curry

By Amrita Roy  |  8th Mar 2018  |  
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Pabda Mach Kalo Jeera Diye / Pabda Fish Curryby Amrita Roy
  • Prep Time

    30

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  • Cook Time

    30

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  • Serves

    3

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About Pabda Mach Kalo Jeera Diye / Pabda Fish Curry Recipe

Pabda Mach Kalo Jeera Diye is a famous fish curry recipe from Bengal. Pabda fish is variety of catfish which is called butter catfish. Pabda fish is tasty and flavourful as well as healthy too. The flesh of pabda is very soft and it has smooth skin. It is a no onion no garlic fish curry.

Pabda Mach Kalo Jeera Diye / Pabda Fish Curry

Ingredients to make Pabda Mach Kalo Jeera Diye / Pabda Fish Curry

  • Pabda Mach (butter Catfish) - 3, large
  • potato - 1 medium, sliced
  • mustard Oil - 1/2 cup
  • turmeric Powder - 2 teaspoon
  • salt to taste
  • Nigella Seeds - 1 teaspoon
  • tomato - 1 chopped
  • ginger Paste - 1 teaspoon
  • cumin Powder - 1 teaspoon
  • coriander Powder - 1 teaspoon
  • coriander Leaves - chopped, 2 tablespoon
  • red chilli Powder - 1 teaspoon
  • Green chilli - 2 nos
  • water as required

How to make Pabda Mach Kalo Jeera Diye / Pabda Fish Curry

  1. Wash and clean the fishes and marinate with salt and 1 teaspoon of turmeric powder for 30 minutes.
  2. Heat oil in a pan and fry the fishes by covering with a lid.
  3. When the fishes are fried, take them out and keep aside.
  4. Now in the same oil add the potatoes and fry them with little turmeric powder and salt. Once they are fried, take them out and keep aside.
  5. In the mean time, take remaining turmeric powder, red chilli powder, cumin and coriander powder in a small bowl and add 1/2 cup of water and allow them to soak for 5 minutes.
  6. Next in the remaining oil add nigella seeds and add chopped tomatoes and green chillies. Cook them well.
  7. After that add ginger paste and stir well.
  8. Now it is time to add the wet mixture of the spices which is prepared earlier. Keep on stirring it.
  9. Add enough water (11/2 cup approx.) and allow it to boil. Add salt to taste.
  10. Add the fried fish and boil for 10 minutes, switch off the gas and garnish with chopped coriander leaves.

My Tip:

Be very careful while frying this fish as like other catfish pabda splutter in hot oil. Avoid frying it for longer time as it may destroy the nutritional values.

Reviews for Pabda Mach Kalo Jeera Diye / Pabda Fish Curry (1)

Shelly Sharma6 months ago

It goes well with rice.
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