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Recipe: Bengali-style Fish Curry

August 16, 2015 14:08 IST
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Just 30 minutes and some basic ingredients are all you need to get this awesome basa capsicum dish, says reader Jayati Saha.

Fish Curry


  • 500 gm Basa fillet
  • 1 medium size onion, chopped
  • 1 tsp ginger julienned
  • 1 tsp  garlic, chopped
  • 1 tomato, chopped
  • 1 capsicum, cubed
  • 1/2 tsp cumin seeds
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 2-3 whole red chilli, chopped
  • 1 tsp cumin powder
  • Salt as per taste
  • Turmeric powder, as per taste
  • A pinch of sugar
  • Oil


  • Cut the fish fillet into cubes and rub salt and turmeric. Keep aside for 10 minutes.
  • In a pan, heat mustard oil. Fry the fish till golden brown. Keep aside.
  • In the same pan, add some more oil if required.
  • Add the bay leaf, whole cumin and dry red chilli.
  • Add chopped onion and fry till golden brown.
  • Add chopped ginger and garlic. Saute well for a minute or so.
  • Add the tomato. Saute till tomato pieces are cooked through.
  • Add the masalas, i.e. salt, turmeric and cumin powder. You may add some chilli powder if you like it spicy. Mix well.
  • Add a cup of water and let it boil. Add the fried fish cubes. Let it cook for half a minute.
  • Add chopped capsicum. Mix well.
  • Simmer for 5 minutes over low heat and till the water reduces and gravy thickens.
  • Garnish with garam masala powder.
  • Serve with rice or roti.

Photograph: Jayati Saha


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