Tuesday, 24 March 2015

Tilapia fish curry with raw mango - A Bengali fish recipe

          We Bengali love to cook & eat fish each and every day and it is a part of our daily lunch and dinner .Today I am sharing a very common Bengali Fish recipe “Tilapia Fish Curry” with a twist by using raw mango. Though Tilapia is a common fish and easily available in local fish market at every market in Kolkata but we all not aware of the fact that it has over hundreds of species of “cichlid fish”. These are mainly freshwater fish and found in ponds, lakes, rivers. OMG I am giving you biological specifications of tilapia?? This is not at all my intention and only concern with the taste J.

          Not to mention it is very soft and that’s why it is a very good fish to bake with different marinated masalas. Now coming back to my recipe I used raw mango to twist a little bit and also this season (Mid-March to May) we have plenty of raw mangoes available in local market. So here is the recipe... 


·        Tilapia fish (cut into half)-600 grams.
·        Grated raw mango-2 tsp.( not heaped)
·        Onion chopped -1 no
·        Cumin seed-1/2 tsp.
·        Whole mustard seed-1/2 tsp.
·        Fresh curry leaves-10 no
·        Turmeric powder-1/4 tsp.
·        Kashmir red chili powder-1/2 tsp.
·        Sugar- 1 tsp.
·        Salt-to taste
·        Green chili slices-2 no
·        Mustard oil-3 tbsp.

·        Take fish pieces and clean well.
·        Use a mixing plate and mix turmeric powder and salt with fish and keep aside.

·        Heat oil in a kadai.
·        When oil become very hot, fry fishes in low flame till golden brown.
·        Remove from heat and keep aside.

·        Into the remaining oil add cumin and mustard seed.
·        When it is begin to splutter add 3-4 curry leaves and add onion, mix well.
·        Cook for 1-2 minutes. Colour of onion became transparent.

·        Then add turmeric powder, chili powder and grated raw mango.

·        Mix and cook for 3-4 minutes until oil is floated on top.
·        Now add water, salt, sugar, green chili and rest of curry leaves
·        When it starts to boil, add fried fish pieces into it.
·        Finally let it boil for 10 to 15 minutes .Remove from heat and give a standing time.
·        Yes it’s ready to get a true taste of Bengali fish curry which is best fitted with hot steamed Basmati rice.

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for all the tips and advice and your story truly is amazing.
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