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Shorshe Salmon

Love Salmon? Make this ridiculously easy Bengali Style Shorshe Salmon with fresh homemade mustard paste. You'll love this Salmon Shorshe Jhal with steaming hot rice. 
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Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Bengali, Indian
Keyword: Salmon Shorshe Jhal, Shorshe Bata Salmon, Shorshe Salmon
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Mustard soaking time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 3 people
Calories: 176.5kcal
Author: Meghna



Frying the Salmon Fish

  • Wash the Salmon fish fillets under running tap water. Remove the scales completely. Pat dry the fish fillets with the help of kitchen towel.
  • Smear the fish fillets with 1/2 tsp turmeric powder and salt. Set aside.
  • Set a non stick skillet over medium high heat. Add mustard oil and when the oil becomes hot gently release the flash marinated fish fillets and fry them both sides until lightly golden. Set aside the fried salmon.

Preparing the Shorshe Salmon

  • Strain the soaked mustard seeds and add them in a blender jar along with a pinch of turmeric powder and 1-2 green chilies. Make a paste after adding a few teaspoons water. Set aside.
  • Set a deep bottomed pan or kadai over medium heat. Add the fish fried oil. When the oil becomes moderately hot sizzle the nigella seeds and few slit green chilies just for a few seconds.
  • Now, add the sliced shallots or onions and saute until they begin to become soft or limp.
  • Next, dilute the mustard paste with 2 cups water and add it to the oil. Give everything a good mix. Add salt and more turmeric. You may also add the diced tomatoes now. Cover and simmer over medium low heat for 10 mins.
  • The Shorshe Jhal or the mustard sauce will thicken slightly. It's time to dip in the fried salmon fillets. Add the fish, cover and cook for just 1-2 mins over medium low heat.
  • Turn off the heat, drizzle mustard oil and serve immeditely.



  1. Measuring Units used, 1 cup = 240 ml & 1 teaspoon = 5 ml.
  2. NOTE: Black Mustard: Pungent and yellow mustard: Mellow.
  3. Always use 1:1 ration of Black mustard : Yellow mustard.
  4. Love Pungent & Zingier Mustard in the gravy? Soak the seeds in cold water for at least 15 mins.
  5. Love Mellow Mustard taste? Soak the seeds in warm water for 15 mins.
  6. Onion and Tomatoes are totally Optional. Use them only if you want.
Calorific details are provided by a third party application & are to be used as indicative figures only.
Nutrition Facts
Shorshe Salmon
Amount Per Serving
Calories 176.5 Calories from Fat 74
% Daily Value*
Fat 8.2g13%
Saturated Fat 0.5g3%
Polyunsaturated Fat 2.1g
Monounsaturated Fat 4.2g
Sodium 7.5mg0%
Potassium 65.6mg2%
Carbohydrates 7.8g3%
Fiber 0.9g4%
Sugar 0.1g0%
Protein 17.5g35%
Vitamin A 180IU4%
Vitamin C 3.9mg5%
Calcium 70mg7%
Iron 0.5mg3%
* Read our privacy policy - Calorie information is provided as a courtesy only and should be leveraged as an estimate rather than a guarantee.Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.


Calories: 176.5kcal | Carbohydrates: 7.8g | Protein: 17.5g | Fat: 8.2g | Saturated Fat: 0.5g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2.1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 4.2g | Sodium: 7.5mg | Potassium: 65.6mg | Fiber: 0.9g | Sugar: 0.1g | Vitamin A: 180IU | Vitamin C: 3.9mg | Calcium: 70mg | Iron: 0.5mg