Indian Mustard Fish

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"A traditional Bengali (East Indian) dish. It is easy to make and usually prepared using hilsa fish. However salmon or cod can be used instead."
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30 m servings 435 cals
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  • Calories:
  • 435 kcal
  • 22%
  • Fat:
  • 25 g
  • 38%
  • Carbs:
  • 12.8g
  • 4%
  • Protein:
  • 36.8 g
  • 74%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 98 mg
  • 33%
  • Sodium:
  • 153 mg
  • 6%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
  • ** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.
  • (-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.


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  1. Place the mustard seed and chile peppers in a bowl, and mash together to create a fine paste.
  2. Heat the oil in a skillet over medium heat, and cook the onions until golden. Mix in mustard and chile paste, chili powder, turmeric, and salt. Stir in water. Place salmon in the skillet. Reduce heat to low, and cook until most of the liquid has evaporated and fish is easily flaked with a fork.


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just to add that mustard being crushed in the bowl like that will be bitter always.originally people in bengal use a special grinder of a stone make to grind mustard to make mustard fish(bhappa ...

Being experienced in indian cooking, I was intrigued by the ingredients and simpliciy of this recipe. It was bland and very bitter from crushing up the mustard seeds. I never heard of crushing u...

As a rule I do not like fish, but I thought this recipe was very good. The textures and the flavors complimented the fish nicely and I have recomended it to my mother to try.

I was just going to experiment and try this recipe out so I only used one salmon fillet so obviously I reduced all the other ingredients. And I didn't have any green chile peppers so I used abou...

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