Creamy Indian Butter Fish Recipe - Creamy Pabda Fish
Creamy Indian Butter Fish is a popular choice in West Bengal and must be one of the best known of Bengali Cuisine. You can make it for your special meal days!
Creamy Indian Butter Fish is a popular choice in West Bengal and must be one of the best known of Bengali Cuisine. The english name for the Pabda fish is Indian Butter Fish. A delicious and spicy recipe ideal for mid week family meals or weekend lunches.
This freshwater fish is full of protein and is my favourite as it is really wonderful with rich buttery taste. It is quickly cooked therefore it is best to make it during busy days. Available throughout the year in all fresh fish market of Kolkata specially during Monsoon time. One can imagine the burst of flavourful spices with pairing of buttery taste of Pabda fish and creamy gravy on steaming boiled rice.
Serve Creamy Indian Butter Fish along with Bengali Style Tetor Dal and Steamed Rice for a weekday meal.
If you like this recipe, you can also try other Fish Recipes such as
- 4 Indian butter fish
- 2 tablespoons Mustard oil
- 1/2 teaspoon Turmeric powder (Haldi)
- 1/2 teaspoon Kashmiri Red Chilli Powder
- 4 Dry Red Chillies
- 4 Green Chillies , slit
- 1/2 cup Water
- Coriander (Dhania) Leaves , few, chopped
- 1 tablespoon Fresh cream
- 1/4 teaspoon Panch Phoran Masala
- Salt , to taste
How to make Creamy Indian Butter Fish Recipe - Creamy Pabda Fish
To begin making the Creamy Indian Butter Fish Recipe, first clean the fish and dry it. Marinate with little salt and keep aside for 2 minutes.
Take a medium bowl and whisk together cream, turmeric powder, punch phoren masala, kashmiri red chilli powder, water and salt. Keep it aside.
Place the fish in frying pan and fry lightly both sides for two minutes.
Pour the whisked creamy sauce on top of the fishes so to coat them entirely. Keep the green chillies on fishes. Take extra care not to break the fish while flipping as it is extremely delicate to work with.
Cover and cook on low flame for 5 minutes. Check the salt and adjust the taste. Sprinkle few coriander leaves and it is ready to be served.
Serve Creamy Indian Butter Fish with Bengali Style Tetor Dal and Steamed Rice for a weekday meal.