How to make Jamshedji Fish -

A Parsi speciality – fish cooked in a mustard flavoured gravy.

Sanjeev Kapoor

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Main Ingredients : Pomfret (पापलेट), Turmeric powder (हल्दी का पावडर)

Cuisine : Parsi

Course : Main Course Seafood

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Jamshedji Fish

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Originally, the Parsis were meat eaters, who prepared a lot of rich and heavy dishes. However, over the years they blended their culinary skills with those of the regional people thus giving rise to a blend of Persian and Indian cuisine. Today Parsi food is a delicious blend of western influences, a Gujarat love for sweet and sour mixtures and the Persian genius for combining meat with dried fruits such as apricots. After coming to Gujarat, they adopted a lot of Gujarati food and became pulse and cereal eaters. As they shifted towards Maharashtra, they adapted the Maharashtrian dishes.
Parsis prefer non-vegetarian dishes mainly consisting of fish, meat and chicken though they also have a large repertoire of vegetarian preparations.

Prep Time : 16-20 minutes

Cook time : 16-20 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Easy

Taste : Spicy

Ingredients for Jamshedji Fish Recipe

  • Pomfret cut into thick darnes 2 medium

  • Turmeric powder ½ teaspoon

  • Salt to taste

  • Oil for pan-frying + 1 tablespoon

  • Poppy seeds (khuskhus/posto) 1 tablespoon

  • Mustard seeds 1 teaspoon

  • Garlic cloves 4-5

  • Ginger 1 inch

  • Onion finely chopped 1 medium

  • Cumin powder 1 teaspoon

  • Green chillies finely chopped 2

  • Vinegar 1 teaspoon

  • Fresh coriander leaves chopped 2 tablespoons


Step 1

Take fish in a bowl. Add salt and some turmeric powder and rub well. Set aside to marinate for 5-10 minutes.

Step 2

Heat some oil in a non-stick pan. Place fish on it and pan-fry for 2 minutes on each side. Drain on absorbent paper.

Step 3

Grind together poppy seeds, mustard seeds, garlic and ginger with sufficient water into a fine paste.

Step 4

Heat 1 tablespoon oil in a non-stick pan. Add onion and sauté till it turns brown.

Step 5

Add ground paste, mix and sauté well. Add remaining turmeric powder, cumin powder and green chillies and mix well. Add ½ cup water and salt, mix well and cook for 2 minutes.

Step 6

Add fried fish, mix gently and simmer for 2-3 minutes. Add vinegar and 1 tablespoon chopped coriander and mix gently.

Step 7

Serve hot garnished with remaining chopped coriander.

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