How to make Rohu fish in white gravy -

Fish tempered with cumin and onion seeds and cooked with sesame paste, poppy seed paste and mustard paste

Sanjeev Kapoor

This recipe is contributed by Member SREEPARNA NANDYMAJUMDAR.

Main Ingredients : Rohu Fish (रोहू मछली), Onion Seeds

Cuisine : Bengali

Course : Main Course Seafood

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Rohu fish in white gravy

Rohu fish in white gravy Recipe Card


The Bengalis are great food lovers and take pride in their cuisine.  In fact so obsessed are they about food, that the man of the house goes to the market daily to buy a fresh supply vegetables and fish which is a must in their daily menu.  The medium of cooking is mustard oil which adds its own pungency.  Another very important item of Bengali cuisine is the variety of sweets or mishti as they call them.  Most of them are milk based and are prepared from chhena.
A meal, for the Bengali, is a ritual in itself.  Bengalis spend not only the great deal of time thinking about the food but also on its preparation and eating. 

Prep Time : 11-15 minutes

Cook time : 6-10 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Moderate

Taste : Mild

Ingredients for Rohu fish in white gravy Recipe

  • Rohu Fish 4 darnes

  • Onion Seeds 1/2 teaspoon

  • Salt to taste

  • Oil 2 tablespo for deep-frying

  • Turmeric Powder 1 teaspoon

  • Cumin seeds 1/2 teaspoon

  • Mustard paste 3 teaspoons

  • Poppy seed paste (khuskhus) 4 teaspoons

  • sesame paste 6 teaspoons


Step 1

Marinate fish in turmeric and salt and refrigerate it for fifteen minutes.

Step 2

Heat oil in a non stick kadai and deep fry the fish till light brown. Keep it aside.

Step 3

Heat oil in a non stick pan add onion seeds and cumin seeds . When it starts cracking dd mustard paste, khuskhus and sesame paste.

Step 4

Add salt , half cup water and let it simmer for five minutes. Add fish and cook for a minute serve hot with rice.

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