Fish in Mustard Sauce/Kashundi | How to make Fish in Mustard Sauce/Kashundi

By Manini Badlani  |  22nd Oct 2015  |  
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About Fish in Mustard Sauce/Kashundi Recipe

I love the way bengalis make fish. My daughter was talking about wanting to eat this and since my friend, Uttara Ghosh had send me lovely kashundi I SOSed her for a recipe. She sent me a simple but oh so delicious one.

Fish in Mustard Sauce/Kashundi

Ingredients to make Fish in Mustard Sauce/Kashundi

  • 1 kg fish fillets (I used bekti)
  • salt and haldi to marinade the fish
  • 3 - 4 tbs mustard oil
  • 1/2 tsp kalonji
  • 3 + 2 (optional) slit green chillies
  • 2 medium onions sliced
  • 2 tsp kashundi powder
  • water
  • salt to taste
  • lemon juice (optional)
  • 1 tbs raw mustard oil (optional)

How to make Fish in Mustard Sauce/Kashundi

  1. In 1 cup of warm water soak the kashundi powder
  2. Smear the fish with salt and haldi and leave aside for 15 minutes and then fry it on both sides
  3. If need to add more oil and once it starts to smoke add the kalonji, 3 slit green chiilies and onions
  4. Saute on a fast flame for 3-4 mins and add the fish and carefully mix it well Add more chillies at this point if you like
  5. Add the water kashundi mix, bring to a boil and then simmer it covered until the consistency is reached
  6. Taste for salt and add a dash of lemon juice if you like
  7. Add the raw mustard oil just before serving if you like but do remember it will give a very strong taste and not everyone can take it (I didn't)

My Tip:

If you are like me and don't care for mustard oil, use regular oil and it'll taste as good

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