Easy Mustard Fish Recipe

Easy Mustard Fish Recipe


  • 1 lb Trout Fish - Cut into equal pieces *
  • 3 Tbsp Onion Paste - Can be made by grinding a large onion-no water added
  • 1 Tbsp Ginger Paste
  • ½ Tbsp Garlic Paste
  • 6 Tbsp Mustard Oil - You may use canola/vegetable or corn oil as per choice
  • ½ Cup Water
For Mustard Paste:
  • 2 Tbsp Black Mustard seeds - You may use yellow seeds too
  • 1 Large Green Chili
  • 1 Tsp Salt
  • 1 Bay Leaf - Optional
  • 1 Tbsp Mustard Seeds
  • 1 Tsp Cumin Powder
  • 1 Tsp Coriander Powder
  • 1 Tsp Garam Masala Powder
  • Salt - As per taste


* Marinate *
  1. In a deep bowl, whisk together turmeric, salt and mustard oil.
  2. Coat the fish and let it marinate for a minimum of 15 minutes.
** Preparing the Mustard Paste **
  1. In a grinder, add mustard seeds, chili, salt and pulse to form a thick smooth paste. (Be careful not to over grind as it may result in bitter mustard paste)
*** Making the Dish ***
  1. In a nonstick pan, heat oil till you see smoke coming out (Flame can be high).
  2. Reduce the heat immediately.
  3. Fry the marinated fish to a slightly golden brown consistency on both sides.(Lightly turn the fish as it may break).
  4. Once the fish is fried, keep them aside on paper towel to soak any extra oil.
  5. In the same pan, add 3 tbsp mustard oil and heat it to a smoking point.
  6. Add bay leaf, mustard seeds, nigella seeds and let them splatter cook for for ½ minute.
  7. Add onion, garlic, ginger paste and sauté on medium heat till onions are browned.
  8. Now add 2 tbsp of mustard paste, remaining spices and cook for 2 minutes.
  9. Add the marinated fish and cook covered for 3 minutes.
  10. Now remove the cover, add water, sauté the fish slightly and cover cook for another 3 minutes.
  11. Turn of the heat and transfer to serving dish.
  12. Serve hot with rice or grain of choice.

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