Posto rui (rohu fish cooked in poppy seed paste)

Main Dish
2 servings
20 min
30 min
Very Easy


Number of serving: 2
Rohu or any sweet water fish : 3 - 4 pieces

Black cumin seeds/kalonji/kala jeera : 1 teaspoon

Tomato : 1

Green chilli : 1-2

Poppy seed : 3 tablespoons

Turmeric Powder : 2 teaspoons + 1 teaspoon to smear on fish pieces

Salt to taste

Oil : 4 teaspoons for fish frying + 2 teaspoons for cooking

Fresh coriander leaves for garnishing


  • Clean the fish pieces, then rub them with 1 tsp. turmeric powder a 1 tsp. salt. Keep them aside for at least 1/2 an hour.
  • Make a paste of poppy seed and green chillies in a dry grinder. Do not grind it into a powder, just grind it coarsely. Take the paste in a bowl and add 2-3 tblsp. water to the paste.
  • Take oil in a pan and fry the fish pieces in medium low flame until golden brown from both sides. Keep them aside. In another pan, take 2 tblsp. oil, season with cumin seeds, when they splutter, add sliced onions.
  • Fry them until lightly brown, add chopped tomatoes. When tomatoes get pulpy, add poppy seed paste and turmeric powder. Mix with onions and tomatoes. Stir for a minute or two or until it is little bit brownish.
  • Then add 1 cup of hot water into it. Season with salt. When water start to boil, add fish pieces. When water dries up and a medium thick gravy left, remove from heat. Garnish with fresh coriander leaves and serve hot.




You should have added mustard (sorse) paste.

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Its teste is fab...

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Ooonderful recipeeee.

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