Pabha Maachor chorchori (Pavda fish with mustard paste)

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Pabha Maachor chorchori (Pavda fish with mustard paste)


  • Pavda fish: 4 (400 gms)
  • Mustard seed: 1and 1/2 tbsps
  • Cashewnut: 10
  • Mustard oil: for frying the fish
  • Mustard oil: 3 tbsps
  • Nigella: a pinch
  • Bay leaf: 1
  • Chilli powder: 1/2 tsp
  • Salt: to taste
  • Hot water: 250 ml


    • Clean the fish well, wash and drain.
    • Make a paste of the mustard seeds with the garlic pod and a little salt.
    • Soak the cashewnut for about 15 minutes and make a paste.
    • Heat oil in a large frying pan and fry the fish till half done.
    • Heat oil in another frying pan and temper with nigella and bay leaf.
    • Add mustard seed paste and chilli powder.
    • Stir a little and add hot water.
    • Bring to boil and cook for 2 minutes.
    • Add the fish and simmer till almost done.
    • Add the cashewnut paste with a little water and add to the curry.
    • Simmer till done.
    • Serve hot with boiled rice.

    Notes: Can garnish with slit green chillies and mustard oil.

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