Halwai February 4, 2018

Ingredients:

• 1/2 kg fish
• 2 onions, chopped finely
• Oil for frying
• 1/2 cup beaten Curd
• Salt as per taste
• 1 tbsp Lemon juice
• Coriander leaves for garnishing
• Make paste of:
• 5-6 Garlic flakes
• 1/2 inch Ginger
• 2 green chillies, chopped finely
• Make powder of:
• 1 tsp Cumin seeds
• 1 tsp Coriander seeds
• 4 Cloves
• 1/2 inch Cinnamon
• 1 Cardamom
• 3 Cashew nuts
• 6 black peppers
• 2 Red Chillies
• 1/2 tsp Turmeric powder

Method:

  1. Wash and dry the fish.
  2. Cut into serving slices.
  3. Marinate the pieces with lemon juice and 1/4 tsp salt. Keep aside for 1 hour.
  4. Heat oil in a pan. Fry the fish pieces till golden brown. Drain and keep aside.
  5. Remove the oil from the pan except about 3 tbsp.
  6. Fry onion till golden brown. Add the paste (ginger, garlic, chillies). Simmer for a minute.
  7. Add masala powder and simmer again for a minute.
  8. Add curd and stir continuously for 3-4 minutes.
  9. Add 1/2 cup water and salt as per taste.
  10. Cook the gravy till it thickens, stirring occasionally.
  11. Add fish pieces and stir slowly.
  12. Let it cook till fish pieces are tender.
  13. Garnish with coriander leaves.
  14. Serve hot with rice or roti.

Recipe courtesy of Malini Bisen