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Machha Besara-Fish Mustard curry


  • 500gm rohu or bhakur fish (ରୋହି / ଭାକୁର)
    Machha Besara

    Machha Besara

  • 1 onion
  • 1 tomatoes
  • 2 red chili
  • 1 green chili
  • 1 teaspoon red chili powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon turmeric powder
  • 5 garlic cloves
  • 4 tablespoon mustard oil
  • 3 tablespoon mustard
  • ½ teaspoon cumin seeds
  • Salt to taste

Process of Cooking:

Cut the fish into small pieces and wash thoroughly.
Add turmeric powder and salt to it for marinating.
Make a paste of mustard, garlic, red chili. Cut the onion and tomato into slices.
Heat a pan and Put oil and fry the fish. Putting the pan again on medium flame take a little oil. Add cumin seeds  and mustard ½ tea spoonful each. When the cumin seeds and mustard start cracking add the sliced onions. Stir a little.
Add the tomato/mustard/garlic paste, turmeric powder, red chili powder and salt to it.
Also add 3 to 4 cups of water.
When the curry starts boiling add the fried fishes and boil it further for about 3 minutes.
Maccha Besar is now ready to be served with rice.

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  1. Thank u for this post of a delicious curry, but I have a query that it is heard, if one fry the mustard past for more time it will make the curry bitter is it true??? What is the time of frying the mustard paste or it doesn’t require to fry???

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