Pabda is a small delicate fish with an extremely flavourful flesh, it is very easy to clean because it has smooth skin and no scales. It tastes best when allowed enough time for the freshly pounded spices to marinate. Coriander leaves and a dash of lime are also a key to the enticing aroma of this dish, the curry is often paired with a bowl of steamed rice and Rotis.

Dining on one or two servings of Pabda fish as your protein every week can lower the risk of heart attack by almost one-third. That’s because it contains heart-healthy omega-3 fatty acids, which lower triglyceride levels as well as help reduce inflammation throughout the body and support brain health.