Monday, 20 August 2012

Chuno macher jhaal-Small fish cooked in mustard paste(traditional Bengali recipe)


1. Chuno Mach (small fish) - 500gms
2. Mustard paste - 4tsp(add more for more pungency)
3. Panch phoron - 1tsp
4. Turmeric powder - 1/2 tsp
5. Ginger paste - 1 tsp
7. Green chillies - 4 nos
8. Salt to taste
9. Mustard oil for pan frying


Rub the fish with salt and turmeric powder and keep aside for 15 mins. Heat oil in a pan and fry the fish from both sides until golden brown. Remove from pan. In the same oil add panch photon,green chillies and allow to splutter. Add ginger paste,turmeric powder and stir fry for 10 seconds. Add some water in the mustard paste to form a solution and mix in to the pan. Add the fish,salt and cover and cook for 1 minute. Turn over the side of the fish and cook for 30 secs approx. lastly add 1 tsp of mustard oil ,give a final stir and switch off the flame. Serve hot with steamed rice.

Note - This is the basic fish recipe,so try with any other fish also like rohu,katla.

Panch phoron comprises of mustard seeds,fenugreek seeds,cumin seeds,nigella seeds,fennel seeds

1 comment:

  1. chuno maach- my father's ultimate love.. :) he loves chuno maacher tentul diye tak..