My mum’s pan fried Rohu fish

Nothing can beat mum’s home cooked meals. One of the things I have always craved for is my mum’s fried fish. I used to eat them almost every week when I was in Nepal but since I came here, I wasn’t able to make it as tasty as my mom used to make it. So last night I got mom to cook the fish for us so I that I could take notes of the recipe and I am sharing this with all of you too.


  • 1 whole Rohu fish (2kg) cut into pieces about 1 to 1 ½ cm thick
  • 3 teaspoons Coriander powder
  • 3 teaspoons Coriander powder
  • 1 teaspoon Turmeric powder
  • 2 teaspoons Chilli powder
  • 2 teaspoons Garlic mince
  • 2 teaspoons Ginger powder
  • 2 tablespoon Mustard seeds (or powder)
  • Salt to taste (I used 5 teaspoons)
  • 300 ml vegetable oil


  • If you are using mustard seed, use mortar and pestle or grinder to make the powder.

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  • In a large bowl, add fish, Coriander powder, Cumin powder, Turmeric powder, Garlic mince, Ginger powder, Mustard powder and salt.

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  • Mix it well with a help of wooden spoon as it has sharp bones.
  • Leave it in the fridge for 30 minutes or more if possible.

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  • In a large pan, heat oil.

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  • Add pieces of fish in a pan making sure they are don’t touching each other.

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  • Cover the pan and let it cook until brown.
  • Turn the fishes and fry till it is brown on the other side too.

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  • Have a plate ready with a couple of kitchen paper towels on it.
  • Place the fishes on the plate to soak excess oil out.

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  • It is best enjoyed hot and be careful of the small bones.

Take care everyone,

from nepaliaustralian


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2 responses to “My mum’s pan fried Rohu fish

  1. This used to be my favorite too, in Nepal! I miss it so much. Do you know what alternative I can use for Rohu? I have all other ingredients more or less

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