Sarsoon Machhi Recipe


1/2 kg Rohu or Hilsa fish, cut into small pieces
1/2 tsp coriander leaves chopped
1 tsp mustard seeds
1 tsp poppy seeds
1 tsp cumin seeds
4-5 kashmiri chillies
8 garlic flakes
1/2 tsp turmeric powder
1/4 tsp kalonji
1 small raw mango cut into pieces or 2 tomatoes
4 green chillies chopped
a little curry leaves
Salt To Taste
4 tbsp mustard oil


  • Clean and wash fish pieces well.
  • Apply one tsp. turmeric powder and two tsp. salt to the fish and keep aside.
  • Heat oil in a flat vessel.
  • Add kalonji and curry leaves .
  • When the kalonji splutters, add the fish pieces and light fry them. Grind the rest of the ingredients to a paste.
  • Add 2 cups of water for the gravy and stir well.
  • Add the garam masala and salt. Simmer till the gravy becomes thick.
  • Garnish with coriander leaves and green chilies. Serve sarsoon machhi hot with plain rice.
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