Tilapia in mustard sauce2016-08-11
- Cuisine: Bengali, Indian
- Course: Mains
- Skill Level: Intermediate
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- Ready In : 10m
Fish is easy to cook and nutritious too. I love this quick and easy recipe that barely takes minutes to make, uses a minimum of ingredients and tastes terrific. You can try making it with any white fish- cod, haddock, tilapia, basa- just take your pick.
Here’s how you make it!
- White Fish- 500 gm
- Nigella seeds/ Kalonji- 1 tsp
- Onion chopped- 1/4 cup
- Tomato paste- 2 tsp from tube optionak- 1 grated tomato
- Mustard paste - 2 tsp
- Water to mix- 1/4 cup
- Green chilli- 1
- Salt to taste
- Turmeric powder- 11/2 tsp
- Chilli powder- 1/2 tsp
- Fresh coriander, chopped- 2 tsp
Cut the fish into 1 1/2 – 2 inch pieces. Apply salt and leave aside for 10-15 minutes. This gets rid of the excess water.
Now apply 3/4 tsp turmeric powder to the fish and fry lightly till the fish is slightly golden.
Mix the mustard paste with 3-4 tsp water in a bowl. Keep aside.
Now, heat oil in a pan. Add in nigella seeds. Let fry for 1-2 minutes until fragrant.
Add in the chopped onions. Fry until soft.
Add in the remaining turmeric and chilli powder. Mix well. Add 1/4 cup water. Cook for 1 minute.
Add in the tomato paste. Mix well, add some salt and let cook for 2 minutes, if you are adding tomato paste. If you add raw tomato, however, please cover and cook for 4-5 minutes, until the tomato is cooked.
Now add in the mustard paste mixed with water.
Add in the fried fish and let cook for 3-4 minutes.
Add the green chillies for flavour and garnish with coriander.
Serve hot with some freshly cooked rice.
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This looks delicious! I will be honest, I haven’t ever cooked with fish before. This recipe makes it seem much easier than I thought it would be! Great post!
Thanks so much! it sure is easy. Works perfectly well with the frozen fillets that you get. USe any white fish that you like . Let me know how you get on with your experiments.
Thanks for sharing this recipe. It looks delicious. I’ve never tried a mustard sauce like this before, so I’m excited.
Thanks. Its a very Indian recipe from Calcutta, my mother-in-law’s actually. It is a family favourite. Try it. I’m sure you’ll love it too!
Love this sauce! I’ll just substitute the main ingredient in order to enjoy the sauce in a Vegan dish 🙂 must be so yummy!
Yes, that would be perfect. Let me know how it goes!I daresay it is delicious. My family and freinds love it!
This look very yummy. Thanks for sharing this recipe!
This looks amazing! My mom would love this!
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Thanks Belle! Tell me how it goes.
Thanks Belle. Hope she likes it. It’s really quick to make.
This looks so beautiful and yummy, and I love how fast and easy it is to make!
Thanks Marylnn. It is both quick and delicious. A real treat.
Yum! I’m always looking for new fish recipes, so I can add more fish into my diet. This sounds delicious. I can’t wait to try this recipe!