Fried Fish in a mustard gravy .it’s a popular Dish in Bengal & Bihar
Tilapia /any fish with bone 1 kg
Yellow mustard seeds 2 tbsp
Garlic paste of (medium size Pods )3
Turmeric powder 2 tsp + 1/2 tbsp
Red chilli powder 1/2 tsp + 4 tsp
Tomatoes 3 medium size chopped
Salt to taste
Black Mustard seeds 1 tsp
Mustard oil for frying & cooking
Green Coriander leaves for garnishing
Water as required for gravy.
Soak yellow mustard seeds for at least 30 minutes.
Clean & wash fish.Peel garlic & make a paste ,remove 2-3 tsp & add yellow mustard seeds & grind.make a smooth paste.
In a big bowl add fish 2 tsp of turmeric powder ,1 tsp of red chilli powder 2-3 tsp of garlic paste,salt mix properly & marinate for 15-20 minutes.
Heat oil in a pan add fish pieces & cook from both sides till it becomes crispy.remove on a paper towel .
Don’t discard oil use same to prepare gravy.add black mustard seeds once it crackled then add garlic mustard paste & cook on med heat adding turmeric powder ,chilli powder & salt (keep in mind we added salt while marinating)
till it started leaving oil .add chopped tomatoes cook till tomatoes become soft & paste start giving a nice aroma.
Add water give a boil add fried fish pieces on med heat for 5-7 min cook.so that Fish absorb gravy.Check seasoning.turn off heat.add green coriander leaves.serve with steamed rice/chappati.