Tilapia In Mustard Sauce Recipe

  • 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

Tilapia In Mustard Sauce Recipe


  1. 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.
  2. Now apply 3/4 tsp turmeric powder to the fish and fry lightly till the fish is slightly golden.
  3. Mix the mustard paste with 3-4 tsp water in a bowl. Keep aside.
  4. Now, heat oil in a pan. Add in nigella seeds. Let fry for 1-2 minutes until fragrant.
  5. Add in the chopped onions. Fry until soft.
  6. Add in the remaining turmeric and chilli powder. Mix well. Add 1/4 cup water. Cook for 1 minute.
  7. 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.
  8. Now add in the mustard paste mixed with water.
  9. Add in the fried fish and let cook for 3-4 minutes. 
  10. Add the green chillies for flavour and garnish with coriander.
  11. Serve hot with some freshly cooked rice.

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