Shorshe Maach (Fish With Mustard) Recipe

This is an authentic bengali recipe which is very quick and easy to prepare.The taste of this recipe is completely different from other bengali dishes because of the pungent flavor of mustard.This recipe is considered to be healthier than other non veg dishes as it is cooked in steam and very less oil is required for it. Any fish like Rohu, Katla,Telapia, pabda, pomfret and specially Hilsa (illish maach) which is highly recommended for this dish. Another specialty of this recipe is it can be cooked in pan as well as in microwave.


500 gms fish.
2 tblsp. mustard paste(0.
1 tsp. green chili paste.
1 large onion finely chopped.
2 green chilis (slitted).
1 tsp. turmeric powder.
1 tsp. Salt (as per taste).
1 tsp sugar.
2 tblsp. kachhi ghani mustard oil.


1.Wash and cut fish into pieces.

2.Take a stainless steel box and mix fish pieces, mustard paste, chili paste, chopped onion, turmeric powder, salt sugar and mustard oil. after mixing add slitted green chilis. Close the lid of the box.

3.Pour 2 cups of water in a large pan and keep the closed box in the pan and cover with a lid. Reduce the flame to medium and let it cook for 20 minutes. If the water in the pan dries, add more water.

* For microwave preparation, mix all the ingredients in a microwave safe container and and let it cook in microwave for 15 minutes in 850W with Stiring twice or thrice in between.

4.When the fishes are well cooked,take it out in a serving dish and garnish with coriander leaves.