Preparation time 10 minutes Cooking time 20 minutes Serves 4 Ingredients : 500 grm small bele fish 1 ½ tbsp poppy paste ½ tbsp mustard paste 1 cup tomato chopped 1 big onion thickly sliced ¼ cup fresh green peas ( optional) 1 tsp red chilly powder or to taste ½ tsp turmeric powder 4 tbsp mustard oil 1 tsp mustard oil 2 tbsp finely chopped coriander ¼ tsp garam masala powder Salt to taste
Methods of CookingWash the fish well and then rub the fish with salt and little turmeric powder. Now heat oil in pan then fry the fish till light golden. Keep aside the fried fish. In that oil add chopped tomato and few sliced onion and green peas. Add salt, turmeric powder and cilly powder. Fry this till the tomatoes are well mashed and fried. Now add the mustard and poppy paste. Stir and cook till it is well fried. Now add the fish. Mix well with the masala. Sprinkle 2 to 3 tbsp of water. Mix well. Now add rest of the chopped onion and freshly chopped coriander and garam masala and sprinkle raw mustard oil. Mix well and put off the flame. Your spicy bele mancher jhal is ready. Serve with hot steamed rice. The platter shown is a simple Bengali lunch menu to know what in them just visit and follow Sutapa's Indian Cusine Facebook page and enjoy.