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Pomfret Fish In Mustard Sauce Recipe


Pomfret fish is a highly nutritious and tasty fish. All fish lovers love to hog on this fish at least once in their lifetime. This sea fish is prepared in a number of ways across India and interestingly, all the recipes taste equally good.

Today, we have a special Bengali recipe for pomfret known as the shorshe pomfret or pomfret fish in mustard sauce. As evident from the name, this fish recipe uses mustard paste in abundance. It is a relatively easy and quick preparation. The zesty taste of mustard and the sharp aroma of mustard oil is the most crucial part of the recipe.

So, here is the recipe for pomfret fish in mustard sauce. Do give it a try.

Serves: 3

Preparation time: 10 minutes

Cooking time: 15 minutes

All you need

  • Pomfret fish- 1
  • Yellow mustard seeds- 2tbsp
  • Garlic- 5-6 cloves
  • Green chillies- 3
  • Turmeric powder- 1tsp
  • Salt- as per taste
  • Black cumin seeds- 1tsp
  • Mustard oil- 2tbsp
  • Coriander leaves- for garnish


1. Wash the fish thoroughly with water and cut it horizontally into equal pieces.

2. Grind the mustard seeds, garlic and two green chillies together with a little water into a thick paste.

3. Marinate the fish pieces with salt and turmeric powder.

4. Heat one tablespoon of oil in a pan and fry the fish pieces till they turn golden brown.

5. Once done, transfer the pieces to a plate and keep it aside.

6. In the same pan, add another tablespoon of oil and add the black cumin seeds. Allow it to splutter.

7. Add the mustard paste, salt and turmeric powder. Cook for about 4-5 minutes.

8. Then, add water and the fish pieces. Mix well.

9. Allow the gravy to boil for about 2-3 minutes and then turn off the flame.

10. Pour one teaspoon of mustard oil over the fish and garnish with green chilli and coriander leaves.

Pomfret in mustard sauce is ready to be served. It is a perfect fish recipe to go with steamed rice.

Nutrition Value

Pomfret fish in mustard sauce is a highly nutritious recipe to try. It contains about 15 percent of fat and is rich in protein content. It contains zero percentage of cholesterol and hence, it is good for heart patients as well.


You may prepare the recipe in normal vegetable or olive oil to make it all the more nutritious.

Since pomfret is a sea fish, it is salty. Adjust the salt according to it.

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