Ten Minute Mustard Fish Recipe

Ten Minute Mustard Fish picture


Difficulty LevelEasyServings4
Main Ingredient


 Herring/Hilsa / tangra / pabda / rohu1⁄2 Kilogram, cleaned and washed (Fresh Pieces)
 Mustard powder3 Tablespoon (Sharp)
 Turmeric powder1⁄2 Teaspoon
 Water500 Milliliter (Around 2 Glasses)
 Onion seed1 Teaspoon
 Onions3 , finely chopped
 Green chilies4 , chopped
 Mustard oil2 Teaspoon (Fresh Variety)
 Salt To Taste

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 323 Calories from Fat 154

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 17 g26.7%

Saturated Fat 3.1 g15.3%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 75.6 mg

Sodium 216 mg9%

Total Carbohydrates 15 g5.1%

Dietary Fiber 3.7 g14.8%

Sugars 5.9 g

Protein 27 g53.3%

Vitamin A 4.9% Vitamin C 55.4%

Calcium 15.7% Iron 17.2%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet


1 Dissolve the mustard powder in the water and add to it the turmeric and salt.
Keep aside for at least 1/2 an hour and longer if possible to allow the taste and flavour to develop.
2 Meanwhile, heat the mustard oil to smoking point, then reduce heat and wait for 5 minutes. Drop in the onion seeds. Stir.
3 After a few seconds, add the onions. Fry golden brown.
4 Pour in the mustard-water, and bring to boil.
5 Gently slip in the fish, cover and cook for 5-7 minutes.
6 Check that the fish is cooked, then add the chillies, cover the pan again and keep on the fire for another 2 minutes.
7 Before the fire is turned off, stir in the fresh oil.