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Green Bhetki Manch

Bhetki is a very delicious fish loved by all fish loving Bengalis in India. You can get fresh fish in any Bangladeshi fish stores outside India. If you can’t get it then try this recipe with red snapper. This green bhetki recipe is an awesome preparation with fresh young green peas and coriander paste.

Bhetki steaks (with bone or boneless)   4 
Green peas   ½ cup
Green chilly  2 or to taste
Coriander leaves  handful chopped
Garlic   1 clove
Ginger  ¼ tsp chopped
Tomato 1 cup chopped
Kalojeera / kalonji (nigella seeds)
Turmeric powder ¼ tsp
Garam masala powder   2 pinch
Sugar 1/8 th tsp
Salt to taste  
Mustard oil    6 tbsp 


In your blender take the green peas, green chili, coriander leaves, ginger and garlic and make a smooth fine paste. Keep aside.
Meanwhile take the fish steaks and marinate it with a pinch of turmeric powder and salt. Now heat oil in a pan and slightly fry those fish steaks. Keep aside. Now in that oil (you can add little more oil if needed) add the kalojeera when it stars to splutter, add the chopped tomato and go on stirring till the tomatoes are well mashed. Then add the green paste, add salt and rest of turmeric powder. Go on stirring the spices till you see oil comes out from the spices say about 5 to 6 minutes. Now add fried fish and stir in such a way so that the spice mixture get well coated with the fish. Now add 1 cup of hot water. Let it boil. Then add sugar and add salt if needed. When the consistency of the gravy become thick sprinkle garam masala. Put off the flame. Cover it with a lid and give 5 minutes standing time so that all the flavors and taste mingle. Serve with hot steamed rice or pulao or with naan paratha or simple flat bread.


  1. Extremely delicious!!
    Prathima Rao
    Prats Corner

  2. wow..yummy dish..:)


  3. Sutapa look really delicious!!

  4. Bhetki machh eto shundor baniyechho je ekhoni bhat diye khete ichhe korchhe. Khub spicy r delicious hoyechhe.

  5. wow...looks absolutely fabulous dear:-)

  6. Love your authentic and yummy delicious foods. Thanks for sharing!

  7. The bekhti looks awesome...:-)

  8. Never tried this fish... Looks awesome...

  9. My wife is pregnant. So, on every Sunday I cook for her. Yesterday, I bought Bhetki, I wanted to make something different for her. After searching, I found your recipe. There is no Onion!! wow!! I am not a big fan of onion. Interesting recipe. I cooked, and just a while ago we had our lunch. According to my wife its awesome!! Appreciation must go to you. Thank you for sharing such excellent recipe. Thank you for making feel my wife special :)

    1. thanks Sadnemous....great to know..keep coming cooking and sharing your feedback! :)

  10. I tried this dish today, and it turned out to be super delicious!! Thank you Sutapa :) my parents loved it too!!

    1. Soumi thanks friend... great to know...all your positive feedback keep my blogging spirit high...keep visiting cooking and sharing your feedback! :)


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