Doi Pabda – Pabda in Curd Sauce

Tried Pabda fish with Curd ( no mustard Paste.. please..) this time and it is a hit.


  • Pabda Fish – 500 Gms   
  • Curd – 1 cup
  • Ginger Paste – 1tbsp
  • Milk 2 tbsp
  • Panch foron ( Bengali 5 spice)- 1 tsp 
  • Whole red chilli – 2
  • Tomato – 1/2, chopped
  • green chilli – 3-4
  • salt, turmeric – as required
  • Mustard Oil – 4 tbsp

Marinate the fish with salt and turmeric for 15 minutes and fry lightly on both sides.

Add mustard oil in the pan. When it is hot, add the panch foron and whole red chili. When it crackles, add the curd mixed with some water. Add salt, turmeric and chopped tomato and fry over low heat for 4-5 minutes.

Add the fish. You may need to add some warm water at this stage.

Cook for 4-5 minutes till the fishes are done. Pabda is a soft fish so you may not need to cook for very long time. Add 2 tbsp milk just before removing it from the heat. Add the green chillies and keep covered for 15 minutes.
Serve with plain rice.

Write a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *