Pabda Macher Sorshe Bata
|Pabda fish||4 Medium|
|Mustard seeds||2 Tablespoon, soaked and ground in a paste|
|Turmeric powder||1⁄2 Tablespoon|
|Mustard oil||1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs) (For deep frying)|
1) Thoroughly wash the pabda fish and drain.
2) Season the fish with a pinch of salt and turmeric powder. Thoroughly rub all over the surface.
3) Add few drops of oil on the fish, to prevent bursting while frying.
4) In a non-stick skillet, add the mustard oil.
5) Place over heat and allow the oil to get sufficiently hot.
6) Carefully place the fish to fry. Reduce heat to medium and cover with a lid, to safeguard from bursting of oil.
7) Transfer the fish on a plate. Repeat the process with remaining fish.
8) In the same oil add the black cumin seeds and green chilies to sauté for 2 minutes.
9) In a bowl, dilute the mustard paste with little water by adding the turmeric powder and pour this into the skillet.
10) Add the fried fish and allow to simmer for 5 minutes or until it reaches the desired consistency.
11) Adjust seasoning to taste.
12) Serve the Pabda machher sorshe bata with warm rice.