Fenugreek leaves are savory and herbaceous with a bitter tinge. Fenugreek humbly and quietly flavors many popular Indian dishes like this Bengali-style fish curry. Spices like turmeric and cumin pair well with fenugreek leaves.

Prep time: 15 min

Cook time: 20 min

Total time: 35 min

Bengali-Style Fish Curry
Copyright Recipe © 2015 Woodland Foods



  1. Place tomatoes, turmeric, cumin, salt and stock in large stock pot and bring to a boil over medium heat.

  2. Meanwhile, heat vegetable oil over medium heat. When warm, add mustard, nigella and cumin and toast until fragrant, about 30 seconds. Add fenugreek and continue cooking, stirring constantly, for 30 seconds more. Add spices to stockpot, stir and simmer 10 minutes to allow flavors to meld.

  3. Add cod to pot and simmer in sauce until cooked through and no longer translucent, about 5 minutes. Serve hot.