Halwai June 23, 2021

Ingredients:

• 2 lbs. – cat fish, cut into 2-inch pieces lengthwise
• 2 tsp – Red Chilli powder
• 1/2 tsp – black pepper powder
• 1/2 tsp – Turmeric powder
• 1/2 cup – shallot, chopped lengthwise
• 1/4 cup – onion, chopped
• 2 tsp – ginger, minced
• 24 – Garlic Cloves (small), use less in no. if using larger Cloves
• 4 – green chillies, slit lengthwise
• 2 tsp – vinegar/lemon juice
• Salt to taste
• Ingredients for seasoning (tadka):
• 1 tsp – Mustard Seeds
• 1 tbsp – shallot, chopped
• 6 – Garlic Cloves (small), minced; use less in no. if using larger Cloves
• 4 – whole red chillies, chopped into small pieces
• 5-6 – Curry leaves
• 2 tbsp – oil

Method:

  1. Wash the fish thoroughly and cut into 2-inch pieces, lengthwise.
  2. In a deep skillet, add all the above ingredients with 2 cups of water, except the ones for seasoning.
  3. Add fish to it and cook for 10-15 mins until the gravy comes to a thicker consistency.
  4. For seasoning (tadka), heat 2 tbsp of oil in a non-stick skillet, add mustard seeds, when it starts to sputter, add garlic, shallot, chopped red chillies and curry leaves, fry well.
  5. Now add the seasoning on top of the curry and cook for another 1-2 mins.
  6. Serve hot with rice.