Bengali Fish Curry (Bengal, India) Recipe

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Bengali Fish Curry (Bengal, India)
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  1. Put the spice mix ingredients in a grinder or mortar and pestle and crush to a fine powder. Set aside.
  2. Cut the fish up into chunks and place in a large bowl with the salt and turmeric powder. Toss until all your fish pieces are a nice yellow color.
  3. Heat the canola oil and fry the fish until it is lightly browned. Remove with a slotted spoon and set aside.
  4. Add a little more oil to the pan (if needed), then add the chopped onions. Saute until translucent.
  5. Add the ginger, garlic and bay leaf and cook for one or two minutes. Then add the spice mix and cook for another couple of minutes.
  6. Pour in the water along with the salt and sugar. Then take the pan off the heat and add the yogurt, stirring until all the ingredients are well-incorporated. Put the pot back on the stove over low heat and cook for five minutes, stirring occasionally to prevent burning.
  7. Return the fish and any juices to the pot and continue to cook over low heat, for five minutes or until the fish is cooked through. Take out the bay leaf and serve over steamed basmati rice.
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Nutrition Facts

Per ServingPer 100 g
Amount Per 1 Serving
Calories 219.75 Kcal (920 kJ)
Calories from fat 82.33 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 9.15g 14%
Cholesterol 67.29mg 22%
Sodium 662.81mg 28%
Potassium 694.49mg 15%
Total Carbs 5.07g 2%
Sugars 3.14g 13%
Dietary Fiber 0.82g 3%
Protein 27.34g 55%
Vitamin C 2.3mg 4%
Iron 2mg 11%
Calcium 170.4mg 17%
Amount Per 100 g
Calories 95.34 Kcal (399 kJ)
Calories from fat 35.72 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 3.97g 14%
Cholesterol 29.19mg 22%
Sodium 287.55mg 28%
Potassium 301.3mg 15%
Total Carbs 2.2g 2%
Sugars 1.36g 13%
Dietary Fiber 0.36g 3%
Protein 11.86g 55%
Vitamin C 1mg 4%
Iron 0.9mg 11%
Calcium 73.9mg 17%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
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  • salty
  • savory
  • bitter
  • sweet
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Recipe Tags

Weightwatchers Points

  • 5
  • 5

Good Points

  • saturated fat free

Bad Points

  • High in Sodium

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