Punjabi Machli Ka Shorba Recipe | Tarka | Rida Aftab | Desi Food

Punjabi Machli Ka Shorba is that one Punjabi Dish that you must learn. It’s the ultimate way to make fish the desi way.

Watch this Masala TV video to learn how to make Punjabi Machli Ka Shorba and Balti Daal Recipes. This show of Tarka with Chef Rida Aftab aired on 28 January 2021.








  • Fish ½ kg
  • Red chili powder 1 tsp
  • Garlic paste 2 tsp
  • Carom powder ½ tsp
  • Crushed red chili ½ tsp
  • Salt 1 tsp

Ingredients for gravy:

  • Onion 2
  • Tomatoes 4
  • Red chili 2 tsp
  • Salt ½ tsp
  • Turmeric 1 tsp
  • Coriander powder 2 tsp
  • Cumin 1 tsp
  • Green coriander as required
  • Green chilies as required
  • Ginger garlic 2 tsp
  • Oil ½ cup


Put all ingredients on fish and leave overnight. For gravy heat oil and fry onion until golden brown. Then add red chili, salt, turmeric, coriander powder, cumin and ginger garlic then sauté it and sprinkle water. Then add tomatoes. Also add 2 cups of water cover it then sauté it well. When tomatoes get tender then add 2 cups of water. When boil comes then add fish and cook for 5 minutes. Now turn off the flame and add green chilies and green coriander.


  • Split Bengal gram (boiled) 1-1/2 cup
  • White lentil 1 cup
  • Tomatoes 250 gm
  • Turmeric 1 tsp
  • Red chili 1-1/2 tsp
  • Jaggery 1 tbsp
  • Onion 1
  • Mustard seeds 1 tsp
  • Salt ½ tsp
  • Oil 4 tbsp

Ingredients for Oil Tempering:

  • Onion 1
  • Garlic 4 cloves
  • Bay leaves 4
  • Cumin 1 tsp
  • Clarified butter ½ cup
  • Green chili as required
  • Coriander as required


In a wok, heat oil and sauté onion until golden brown. Then add tomato, turmeric, red chili powder, jaggery, mustard seeds and water. Cover it for a while. Once it is soft, add boiled chickpea and white lentil, cover for 10 minutes. Then add green chilies and coriander.
For oil tempering, heat clarified butter in a wok. Sauté onions until golden brown. Then add garlic, bay leaves and cumin. Now add to the lentil mixture and serve hot.

Punjabi Machli Ka Shorba Recipe in Urdu and English

At Masala TV you can check complete Punjabi Machli Ka Shorba Recipe in Urdu and English. This is one of the best recipes by chef Rida Aftab at Masala TV show Tarka. Check out the other best recipes of chefs Rida Aftab.

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