Halwai July 29, 2021

Ingredients:

• 500 g – hilsa or rohu fish
• 1 – big Onion
• 1.5 piece – Ginger
• 100 g – sour curds
• 2 – Cloves
• 2 – Cardamoms
• 1 – Bay Leaf
• 1 tsp – Turmeric powder
• 1.5 piece – Cinnamon stick
• sprigs of Coriander leaves
• 4 – green chillies, slit
• a few salt and chilli powder to taste
• 4 tbsp – oil

Method:

  1. Cut the fish into thin slices and remove fishy smell.
  2. To remove fishy smell from fish, apply on it a paste made of gram flour, little vinegar, turmeric powder and alt.
  3. Set it aside for half an hour, then wash thoroughly in water.
  4. Grind ginger and onions to a paste.
  5. Mix fish with curd, salt, turmeric and chilli powder. Set aside for 1 hour.
  6. Heat 4 tbsps oil and add the whole spices. When they turn aromatic, add the fish along with the curd mixture and green chillies.
  7. Cover and cook over a slow fire till the fish is tender.
  8. Serve decorated with sprigs of coriander leaves.