Pabda Fish Curry
Pabda Fish Curry

Pabda Fish Bhuna

Pabda Fish Bhuna is one of the most renowned Fish Curry recipes. This dish is the amalgamation of fried Pabda fish with Tomatoes, green Chillies, Garlic and Onions in some ground spices and chopped Cilantros. This succulent and heavily flavoured dish go outstanding with steamed Basmati rice.
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Course Main Course
Cuisine Bangladeshi
Servings 3


  • 250 g Pabda Fish
  • 2 Onions (Thin and Long)
  • 4 Garlic (Minced)
  • 2 Medium Tomatoes (Chopped)
  • 1 tsp Whole Cumin Seeds
  • 1 tsp Ground Coriander Powder
  • 1 tsp Kashmiri Red Chilli Powder
  • ½ tsp Red Chilli Flakes
  • 2 tsp Salt
  • ½ tsp Turmeric
  • Green Chili (For Garnish)
  • Fresh Coriander (For Garnish)
  • Oil As Needed


  • First, we take off the head of this fish. I didn't do too well with this! Cut the head of at an angle and clean out the innards using a sharp knife.
    250 g Pabda Fish
  • Rub the fish well in 1tsp salt and 1/2tsp turmeric and allow to marinate in a colander for a minimum of half an hour.
    2 tsp Salt, ½ tsp Turmeric
  • Deep fry the fish for 1-2 minutes in very hot oil. Set aside.
  • In a skillet or pan big enough to fit all the fish in one layer, add 1/4 cup of oil, the sliced onions and minced garlic. Saute this till very lightly brown.
    4 Garlic, 2 Onions
  • Add the tomatoes and spices. Saute this on high heat till the tomatoes slightly mash and release some of their water.
    2 Medium Tomatoes, 1 tsp Whole Cumin Seeds, 1 tsp Ground Coriander Powder, 1 tsp Kashmiri Red Chilli Powder, ½ tsp Red Chilli Flakes
  • At this point, add the fish in a single layer. Using a spoon, take some of the onion and tomato masala and spread it over the fish. Turn the heat to low, cover and allow to simmer for 5 minutes.
  • Garnish with chopped coriander and green chilli. Serve immediately.
    1  Green Chili, Fresh Coriander


Pabda fish has a very delicate and soft texture, unlike many other fishes. Goes best with plain white basmati rice but it would go quite well with a crispy naan!
Keyword Bangla Curry, Bangla Fish Recipe, Bangla Recipes, Bengali Curry, Bengali Fish Recipe, Bengali Recipes, Pabda Curry, Pabda Recipe

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