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Dudh Pabda /Indian butter fish cooked in milk gravy.

Nilanjana Bhattacharjee Mitra
0 minutes
Prep Time
20 minutes
Cook Time
3 People
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ABOUT Dudh Pabda /Indian butter fish cooked in milk gravy. RECIPE

Dudh pabda is a traditional but almost lost fish recipe from Bengal..its a easy to make dish..may its made with milk but amazingly it tastes like fish in mustard sauce gravy.give a try this dish in your kitchen .

Recipe Tags

  • Non-veg
  • Easy
  • Everyday
  • West Bengal
  • Simmering
  • Main Dish
  • Egg Free

Ingredients Serving: 3

  1. Pabda fish - 3
  2. Milk - 1cup
  3. Onion seeds / kalonji- 1/2tsp
  4. Ginger Paste - 1 tsp
  5. Tuemeric - 1/2tsp
  6. Green chili - 2
  7. Salt - As required
  8. Sugar - 1/2 -1tsp


  1. Marinate fish with little salt and turmeric.then heat kadai with 2tbsp mustard oil and fry fish both sides. Do not over fry.
  2. Use the same fish fry pan for making curry..Add onion seeds ,slit green chili
  3. Then add ginger paste ,turmeric, salt to taste.Add 2tbsp water .stir well for a minute.
  4. Then add 1cup milk..give a nice stir..bring to bubble. Then turn down flame .cover pan .simmer it for 3mins.
  5. Then add fried fish .immerse fish into the milk gravy.add sugar and give a nice stir.
  6. Cover pan and again simmer it for 5mins or till milk gravy reduce little.
  7. Check seasoning...ready dudh pabda..serve it with steam rice..

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Kanak Patel
Kanak Patel   Feb-10-2017

Amazing preparation dear, looks perfect!

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