pabda fish

Pabda fish is a sweet water fish.All Bengali loves sweet water fish.Bengali Pabda marcher Posto Tel Jhal (Sorshe Posto Bata diye) both are a different recipe. but I combined both and made a wonderfully tasty, yummy fish recipe.

pabda fish

Pabda fish Posto Tel Jhal Recipe 

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 2
Author Easy life for Everyone


  • 4 (Small or Big Piece) Pabda Fish (Mach) cleaned
  • 2 Tbsp Black mustard seeds

(Make a smooth paste with Luke warm water)

  • 1 Whole Green chillies Slit (Deseeded)chopped
  • 1 Tsp Onion Seed/Nigella Seed/Kalonji/magrel(optional)
  • 1 Whole Tomato finely chopped
  • 1 Tsp Turmeric powder
  • 1 Tsp Red chilli powder (Sweet Paprika Powder)
  • 1 Tbsp Poppy seed Paste (Make a smooth paste with Luke warm water)
  • Mustard oil
  • 1 Pinch Suger
  • 1/2 Tsp salt
  • 1 cup Hot water


  1. Rub all the fish pieces with ½ Tsp. salt and ½ Tsp. Turmeric powder at the same time before the fish fry in oil.

    Take a wok/Kadai.

    Put it on the Gas flame.

    Make it hot and put 1 Tblsp oil in it and heat the oil too.

    When the oil is Hot enough Put all the Fishes into it and fry both sides.

    After frying all the fish pieces take out all the Fried fish from the oil.

    Now add more 3 Tblsp oil to Wok/Kadai.

    Now Temper Onion Seed/Nigella Seed/Kalonji/magrel on hot oil.

    Then put 1 cup hot water and strained Black Mustard Seed paste, Poppy seed paste into the wok.

    Then after 2 sec adds Chopped Tomato, Red Chili Powder, Turmeric powder and Slit Green Chili.

    And finally, add salt and sugar.

    Make it boil for a while then put all the fish pieces very carefully into the mixture.

    Then cover the Wok/kadai with a lid and cook for 10 minutes maximum.

    After 10 Minutes open the lid and pour 1 Tbsp of raw Mustard oil over the gravy and turn off the gas flame.

    Pabda Fish Posto Tel Jhal (Fish in white poppy seed with oil sauce) is ready to serve.

    Serve this Dish with steamed White rice.


Always soaked Black Mustard Seed in lukewarm water with a pinch of salt & 1 Deseeded green chilli before making a paste. Blend the seeds until it seems likes smooth in texture.

Strain all The Black Mustard Seed paste with a sieve to remove the waste much as possible and use only the pale yellow colour Liquid.

And Always soaked Poppyseed (white) with lukewarm water to make a Smooth paste.


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