Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Pabda Fish Curry


6-7 medium whole pabda fishes, de-gutted and cleaned
Mustard oil 1 cup (For deep frying)
Whole black cumin 1/2 tbsp
3-4 green chillies,split through the center
cumin powder 1/2 tbsp
1 big tomato,chopped
1 bunch of coriander leaves,finely chopped
1 tbsp ginger paste
1/2 tsp turmeric powder
Salt to taste


Wash the fishes, drain and mix them well with salt and turmeric powder.

Heat 1 cup of oil in a pan for deep frying the fishes. Carefully lower the fishes in batches into the oil and fry them both sides until lightly golden in colour. Take the fishes out and put them on a kitchen tissue.

Clean the pan. Heat 3 tbsp of oil.Add the black cumin,green chillies,cumin powder and the chopped tomatoes, stir and mix them well. Add the ginger paste and continue frying on low flame until the oil separates out.Pour in 2 cup of water.add salt and turmeric powder.When the water boils, places the fishes dack to the pan carefully as not to break them. Cover the pan and let it cook for anout 7-8 minutes.

Remove from the flame, garnish it with the coriander leaves and serve with hot basmati rice.

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