bengali bhetki fish recipes

Shorshe Posto Bhetki

Baramundi ,popularly known as "Bhetki" is cooked with mustard and poppy seeds paste in a creamy curry 

Course Main Course
Cuisine Bengali, Indian
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 4 people
Author indrani


  • 6 pieces Fish
  • 1 tbsp Black mustard seeds
  • 1 tbsp Yellow mustard seeds
  • 1 tbsp poppy seeds
  • 3 green chillies
  • salt to taste
  • pinch turmeric
  • 1/2 tsp nigella seeds
  • 1/4 cup Mustard oil


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

  2. Make a smooth paste of mustard seeds,salt,poppy seeds and green chillies

  3. Heat mustard oil in the pan till it smokes

  4. Fry the fish pieces Lightly on both sides

  5. Discard the oil used for frying the fish and Heat a tbsp of fresh mustard oil in a pan.

  6. Fry the nigella seeds

  7. Dilute the mustard paste with water and turmeric powder and add to the pan

  8. Allow it to thicken

  9. Add the fish pieces and cover cook till tender 

  10. Garnish with coriander leaves

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