Sorse Maach

A famous Bengali dish prepared in mustard gravy This recipe is from FoodFood TV channel

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Sorse Maach
Main Ingredients Mustard seeds, Mustard oil
Cuisine Bengali
Course Main Course-Seafood
Prep Time 11-15 minutes
Cook time 26-30 minutes
Serve 4
Taste Mild
Level of Cooking Medium
Others Non Veg

Ingredients list for Sorse Maach

  • 1 tablespoon Mustard seeds
  • 3 tablespoons Mustard oil
  • 600 grams Fish,cut into ½ inch thick slices
  • 1 inch piece Ginger
  • 5 cloves Garlic
  • 2-3 Green chilli
  • 2 tablespoons Vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon Panch phoran
  • 2 measures Onion
  • 3/4 teaspoon Turmeric powder
  • to taste Salt
  • 1 cup Coconut milk


  1. Heat 1 tbsp mustard oil in a non stick pan. Slice the ginger and garlic and add to the pan and sauté lightly.
  2. Break the green chillies and add along with the mustard seeds. Add vinegar and switch off the heat. Transfer this mixture into a mixer jar and grind to a fine paste.
  3. Heat the remaining mustard oil in another non stick pan. Chop the onions finely.
  4. Add the paanch phoron and onions to the oil and sauté lightly. Meanwhile sprinkle salt and ¼ tsp turmeric powder over the fish slices and apply evenly over all the slices.
  5. Do not let the onions colour. Add the ground paste and mix. Add ½ cup water, salt and the remaining turmeric powder and mix.
  6. Add coconut milk and mix. Add the fish pieces and mix. Cover the pan and cook till the fish is done.
  7. Serve hot with steamed rice.