Friday, February 13, 2015

Achaari Fish Masala


Fish: 200 gm (I use salmon fish)
Oil from pickle or Mustard oil: 3 tsp.
Dried red chilli: 1
Fennel seeds: 1/2 tsp.
Coriander seeds: 1/2 tsp.
Mustard seeds: 1/2 tsp.
Fenugreek seeds: 1/2 tsp.
Cloves: 2
Bay leaf: 1
Garlic : 4 cloves (grated)
Ginger: 1 inch (chopped)
Onion (chopped): 1
Tomato (chopped): 1
Green chilli (chopped): 1
Salt to taste
Red chilli powder: 1/2 tsp.
Turmeric powder: 1/2 tsp.
Garam masala: 1/2 tsp.
Yoghurt: 2 tsp.

  1. Add the dried red chilli, fennel seeds, coriander seeds, mustard seeds, fenugreek seeds, cloves and bay leaf in a grinder and grind to a coarse powder.
  2. Mix with the grated garlic and marinate the fish in this mix for 15 minutes. 
  3. Heat pickle oil/mustard oil and add the marinated fish. Fry for about 2 minutes on medium flame and remove and keep aside. 
  4. Heat the same oil again and add grated ginger. Fry and add the onions, fry until the onions start turning brown. 
  5. Add the tomatoes and green chilli, sprinkle salt and let cook until the tomatoes are soft and mushy. 
  6. Add red chilli, turmeric and garam masala and mix well. Add the yoghurt and mix well. After a minute add a cup of water and cover, let cook for 10 minutes.
  7. Remove cover and add the fried fish. Mix well and serve hot with rice !!

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