Bengali Mustard Fish

Mustard fish, known in India as shorshe mach, is a dish from Bengal.

20 minutes

25 minutes


Also works a treat with: Diced chicken - cook for an extra 10 minutes, Roasted aubergine for a veg version

Book: How to be a Curry Legend (p78)

Goes great with: Tomato Rice (p154), (p171) and Cauliflower 65 (p182)

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Mustard fish, known in India as shorshe mach, is a dish from Bengal and - as the name suggests - is predominantly flavoured with mustard.

The creamy, piquant curry works fantastically well washed down with a Belgian wheat beer.

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20 minutes

25 minutes



4 with sides


Low Effort

Main Ingredient



Gluten Free

Gluten Free

Taste Profile

Meal Taste


Meal Taste



Popular Style




  • 500g firm-fleshed fish fillets
  • 2 small onions - 1 thinly sliced, 1 roughly chopped
  • 3 cloves of garlic - finely chopped
  • Fresh ginger - roughly chopped to make 1 tbsp
  • 2 green chillies - halved lengthways (seeds removed if you’d prefer less heat)
  • 50g natural yogurt (full fat is best)
  • 3 tbsp mustard (Dijon or wholegrain mustard is best)

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