Category Archives: Fish

Prepare Prawn Curry Recipe at Home

Prawn is very expensive but every tasty as well. I love to eat prawn dishes. Prawn curry recipe is very popular in India. Especially in Odisha and West Bengal. Odiya and Bengali people likes prawn (Bengali people call chingri and Odisha people call it chungudi) recipes very much. We can prepare different prawn recipes, but the prawn curry recipe is very simple to cook.

Preparation Time: 10-15 mins      Cooking Time: 25 mins Yield: 2 servings    Recipe Type: Non-Veg

Prawn Curry Recipe Ingredients

  • 250 grams Prawns
  • 1 medium size potato
  • 2 medium size onions chopped
  • 1 green chilli (Optional)
  • 1 tsp ginger paste
  • 1 Tsp garlic paste
  • 1 tomato chopped
  • Turmeric powder- ½ tsp
  • Red chilli powder – ½ tsp
  • Coriander powder- ½ tsp
  • Cumin powder- ½ Tsp
  • Meat masala powder- ½ tsp
  • Garam masala powder – ¼ tsp
  • Cumin seeds- ½ tsp
  • Mustard oil – (5-6 Tsps)
  • Salt to taste
  • Chopped coriander leaves

Prawn Curry Recipe Method of preparation

  1. Shell and wash prawns.  Add ¼ tsp of salt and a bit of turmeric powder to the prawns and marinate it for 10 minutes.
  2. Boil the potato and peel the skin. Cut it length wise and keep it aside.
  3. Take oil in a pan and wait till heat. Then add prawns and fry it till prawns golden brown and keep aside.
  4. In the same oil add cumin seeds. Wait till it crackles.
  5. Then add chopped onions and fry it till golden brown color.
  6. You may add one green chilli to if you want little bit spicy.
  7. After that add ginger-garlic paste and fry for 1 more minute.
  8. Add turmeric powder, chilli powder, chopped tomatoes, cumin powder, coriander powder, meat masala powder, garam masala powder and salt. Fry for 2 more minutes.
  9. Then cover it.  Add little bit water and again cook for 2-3 minutes with low heat.
  10. Add fried prawns and boiled potatoes and mix well.
  11. Cook well for 10-15 minutes. Add water as per consistency.

Now prawn curry is ready, Garnish with fresh coriander leaves and serve hot with roti or rice.
Try prawn curry recipe in your kitchen and enjoy.

Prepare Mustard Fish Curry Recipe at Home

Mustard Fish Curry Recipe ( Macha Besara Curry Recipe ) is very popular in Odisha and West Bengal. Basically it is a Bengali recipe, but it is also very popular in Odisha. There are two different variants for for this recipe. You can prepare it as gravy style and also little bit dry (fry) style with mustard paste

Preparation Time: 10 mins     Cooking Time: 20-25 mins Yield: 4 servings   Recipe Type : Non Veg-Main


  • Fish ( ½ kg Rohu or Bhakur)
  • Onion Sliced ( 1 medium size)
  • Tomato puree ( 2 medium)
  • Mustard seeds paste 3 Tsp (3 tsp mustard seeds,1 Tsp cumin seeds,5-6 cloves of Garlic and grind them into a fine paste)
  • Green chilies (2 no)
  • Mustard seeds ( ½ tsp)
  • Cumin seeds ( ½ Tsp)
  • Turmeric Powder (1/2 Tsp)
  • Red chili powder ( 1 Tsp)
  • Dry mango (1 Piece) (optional)
  • Mustard oil
  • Salt to taste
  • Water as needed
  • Chopped coriander leaves for garnishing.

Method of Preparation

  1. Clean, wash the fish and mix with turmeric powder, little bit red chili powder and salt.keep aside for 5-10 minutes.
  2. Heat oil in a pan and fry the fish till  it becomes brown.Transfer them into a plate and keep aside.
  3. Keep 3 Tsp oil in the same pan and remove extra oil from the pan (if more oil left after fish fry).
  4. Add mustard seeds and cumin seeds and let them crackle. Add sliced onions and fry until onions become golden.
  5. Add tomato puree, turmeric powder, red chili powder and salt. Fry them until oil dissolve in to the  gravy (masala).
  6. Add Mustard seeds paste and add 3-4 cups of water immediately otherwise it might gives a bitter taste. Let it boil for 10-12 minutes with slow flame.
  7. Add fried fishes and half cut green chilies and again boil for 2-3 minutes. Here you can dry mango piece to it, which is optional. You you don’t like it you may not add it. Specially Bengali and Odisha people use this dry mango with mustard fish (mach besara) recipe.
  8. Garnish with coriander leaves.
  9. Now your mustard fish recipe or you can say macha besara recipe is ready.
  10. Serve hot with plain rice and dal.


  1. You can use chopped tomatoes instead of tomato puree.
  2. While adding mustard seeds paste, immediately add water otherwise it might gives little bitter taste.
  3. You can add Dry mango (Thakara ambula in odiya) into this recipe.

Prepare Fish Masala Recipe at Home

Fish Masala Recipe is a most popular dish India. Here you can find the Simple Way to Prepare Fish Masala Recipe. Specially in West Bengal and Odisha. You can cook fish in many ways, but the most popular fish recipe is Fish masala, You can also prepare fish curry by following the same process as fish masala. Lets have a look how to prepare fish masala.


  • Fish (3-4 pieces)
  • Onion fine chopped ( 1 small size)
  • Onion Paste(1tsp)
  • Ginger-garlic paste(2tsp)
  • Tomato chopped (1 medium size)
  • Turmeric powder(2tsp)
  • Red chili powder(2tsp)
  • Cumin powder(1tsp)
  • Coriander powder(1tsp)
  • Garam masala(1/2tsp)
  • Bay leaf(1-2 optional)
  • Salt to taste
  • Mustard Oil
  • Coriander leaves
  • Green chili (For Garnishing)

Method of preparation

  1. Clean, wash the fish and mix with turmeric powder, little bit red chili powder and salt. Keep aside for 15-20 minutes.
  2. Heat oil in a pan and fry the fish till  it becomes brown.
  3. Now heat oil in a pan, add bay leaf, chopped onions and fry for 1-2 min. Then add onion paste and cook for another minute.
  4. Add ginger-garlic paste and fry until the raw smell goes down. Add salt, turmeric, red chili, powder, cumin powder, coriander powder one by one.
  5. Then add chopped tomatoes and fry until oil leaves out.
  6. Add garam masala powder, add little water and again fry for 1 minute.
  7. Add fried fish and little water and cook for 2-3 minutes.
  8. Now your Fish Masala is ready.
  9. Garnish with some coriander leaves and green chilies. Serve hot with plain Rice and Dal.

Try this simple fish masala recipe and enjoy with your lunch or dinner.


If you are preparing Rohu or Catla fish, then wash properly. Remove the black color layer (specially the belly part). Else it tastes bitter.