This one is for my son, he loves to eat chicken and fish curries.  Being a vegetarian myself, it is slightly tough to prepare these dishes. I do make chicken curry for him once in a while, however I had not tried making fish for him.

So, this one is for him and my husband. Very simple and easy to make  & I am told it turned out good 🙂



Fish steaks (We used Basa Fillet)
Turmeric powder (as per taste)
Salt to taste
4 -5  green chillies
Tomatoes (3 Medium)
Nigella seeds/Kalonji- 2 tsp
Powdered Mustard Seeds – 1.5 Tbsp (Soak them in water for a couple of hours)
Mustard oil
Chopped Coriander
Garlic Cloves

Method – 

  • Marinate the fish steaks with turmeric powder and salt
  • Powder the soaked mustard seeds and then blend the tomatoes, garlic, green chillies and powdered mustard salt – add half cup of water for keeping the paste smooth. Keep this aside.
  • Heat mustard oil in a pan and then add nigella seeds- once they crackle, add the tomato, garlic, mustard paste. Cook until the excess water is evaporated and oi is released. This takes about 10 -15 minutes.
  • Now add 1.5 cups of water , mix and bring to boil.
  • Meanwhile, on the other side take mustard oil in a pan and shallow fry the fish pieces.
  • Now add the fish to mustard sauce and cook for 5 – 10 minutes more. Check if the fish is cooked and soft. Take off the heat.
  • Garnish with coriander eaves and serve hot with steamed rice 🙂