Mostly cooked with Bhetki Maach aka Indian Barramundi, Fish Begum Bahar is a delectable fish curry and immensely popular in Bengal.
Begum Bahar Calls for a special cut of Bhjetki Fish aka Indian Barramundi
Marinate fish chunks with salt, turmeric powder, and lemon juice
Make a paste with Egg, All-purpose Flour, Semolina, Garlic Paste, Ginger Paste, Kashmiri Red Chili Powder, and Salt and marinate fish with this.
Soak Cashew nut, Raisin, Poppyseed, Mace, Nutmeg, Black Pepper and Cinnamon and make a paste
Heat oil and fry fish
in remaining oil add ghee and Temper the Oil with Cinnamon Stick, Bay leaf, Dry Red Chili, Black Cardamom and Green Cardamom
Add Onion paste followed by Garlic paste, ginger paste, and tomato paste and cook on low flame.
1. Add Sugar, Salt, Turmeric Powder Cumin Powder and cook till the spices cooked well.
Now add 2 Cups of water and bring the mixture into a boil and cook till the gravy thickens. Add fishes and cook for a while to complete the curry. Add Garam Masala and ghee .
Serve Fish Begum Bahar hot with steamed rice.