Sunday, February 13, 2011

Fish Curry


Fish Curry ... Fish in a tasty gravy. You can cook this with potatoes or without them. We usually use Rohu which is very popular in Pakistan, specially in Punjab province. It is a non-oily / white fish.

Fish Curry 
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* Prep. Time : 15 minutes
* Cook Time : 40 minutes
* Serves : 6 - 8

  • 1 kg. fish pieces ( Rohu or any other variety )
  • 1/2 cup oil
  • 250 gm. onions, finely sliced
  • 250 gm. yogurt
  • 1 tsp cumin seeds
  • 1/2 tsp. fenugreek seeds ( methi dana )
  • 1/4 tsp. nigella seeds ( kalonji )
  • 3-4 cloves
  • 5-6 whole black peppers
  • 2 large cardamoms
  • 2" cinnamon stick
  • 1 tbsp ginger & garlic paste
  • Salt, to taste
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 2 medium potatoes, peeled & cut in large pieces
  • 1/2 tsp. garam masala powder
  • 2 tbsp. fresh coriander leaves

  • First sprinkle little salt on the fish and leave for 30 minutes.
  • Wash thoroughly in tap water. Keep aside.
  • Heat oil in a large wide pan over medium heat.
  • Add sliced onions and fry till golden brown.
  • Drain from oil, let cool a bit, then grind to a fine powder.
  • Combine yogurt and ground onion in a bowl and mix well.
  • Reheat oil in the pan.
  • Put in cumin seeds, mustard seeds, nigella seeds, cloves, black pepper, cardamom and cinnamon. Allow them to splutter for 10 seconds.
  • Add ginger garlic paste and fry for 15-20 seconds.
  • Add turmeric powder, red chillies and coriander powder and 1 tbsp water. Stir-fry for few seconds.
  • Quickly pour in the yogurt mixture, add salt and water.
  • Bring to a boil. Cook, covered, on medium heat until water is reduced.
  • Turn heat to medium-high, cook, stirring frequently until water dries out and the sides of the pan leaves the oil.
  • Now add potatoes and enough water to cook the potatoes.
  • Cook, covered until potatoes are done and no water left.
  • Add the fish in a single layer in the pan.
  • Simmer gently, spooning the sauce over the fish until it has just cooked through.
  • Add little water, if you want a thin gravy. Bring to a boil.
  • Sprinkle garam masala and garnish with fresh coriander leaves.
  • Serve hot with Naan / Chapatti.

Sending this to the monthly event Dish Name Starts With : F , an event created by Akila of Learning To Cook



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9 comments :

  1. Hi Ambreen
    Fish Curry looks awesome. It is also a common diet for us in Bengal. Great recipe.

    Deepa
    Hamaree Rasoi

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  2. Wow simply superb and tempting...

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  3. Slurp,fingerlicking fish curry..

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  4. Looooove this fish curry Ambreen..Woth plain rice ,it taste divine....

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  5. Looks very tempting, perfect with appams.

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  6. Thank you so much Deepa, Divya, Priya, Shanavi & Umm-Mymoonah for leaving nice comments about my recipe :)

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  7. fish curry is so tempting.. perfect with idli..
    new to ur blog,very nice space n happy to follow u

    do visit me when u get time
    Jabeen

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  8. Thanks for visiting Mehjabeen and liking the recipe. Thanks for the nice words :)

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  9. very good, easy to make and fast! I just felt it lacked a hint of sweetness so I added a tsp of brown suger. an i wanna sharing with u my Mauritian Fish Curry

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