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Bengali Fish Curry

By Lucy Rose Clinic

December 19, 2020

Here is a really fast and easy recipe that is made with minimal ingredients. So much healthier than packet curry sauces, and a lot tastier and easier to digest!

Bon appetite!

 Prep Time 10 minutes – Cook Time 25 minutes – Serves 4


  • 4 Fish Pieces – choose a firm white fish
  • 1 sweet potato
  • 2 tablsp coconut oil
  • 1 onion
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon ginger and garlic paste
  • 1 teaspoon Turmeric powder
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon chilli powder
  • 1 teaspoon coriander powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon Yellow Mustard paste
  • 2 Green chilies
  • Salt to taste
  • 1 small cauliflower – for rice
  • mustard oil
  • Mustard seeds
  • 2 Bay Leaf
  • 2 Dry Red Chilli
  • 1/2 teaspoon Nigella seed or Onion seeds


  1. Mix chili powder, turmeric powder, salt and lemon juice in a bowl and marinate fish in it for 30 minutes.
  2. Add cubed sweet potato and stir to coat.
  3. Heat oil in a pan; fry fish pieces in it until 3/4th cooked. Fry potatoes in the same oil. Remove from pan.
  4. Add all ingredients under “For seasoning” to the hot pan and cook stirring for a few minutes. Then add and sauté onions.
  5. Add slit green chilies and ginger and garlic paste; sauté.
  6. Then add all spice powders; sauté until the aroma is released.
  7. Add mustard paste and sauté.
  8. Add required water and bring it to boil.
  9. Add fried fish and potatoes; cook covered.
  10. Cook for 10 minutes and remove from heat.
  11. Serve with steamed cauliflower rice.

Method for easy cauliflower rice:

  • Steam florets until tender.
  • Use a potato masher to break up the florets to resemble rice.
  • Serve hot.

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