Preparation time 15 minutes Cooking time 30 minutes Serves 4
Ingredients: 4 steak size pieces of aier/ aor 1 big tomato paste 2 onion paste 1 tbsp garlic paste 1 tsp turmeric powder 1tsp red chilly powder or to taste 1 tej patta / bay leaves ¼ tsp sugar 2 green chilly slited 1tsp ghee/ clarified butter ¼ tsp garam masala powder 1 tsp finely julienned ginger hand full fresh green peas (optional) ½ cup mustard oil Salt to taste
Wash the fish pieces and pat dry. Then the fish pieces with salt and ½ tsp of turmeric powder. Heat oil in a frying pan and fry the fish till golden brown in both side. Be careful while you fry such fish without scales they form oil blisters and have a tendency to burst which is bit dangerous for the first timers so better to cover the fish as soon as you slip the fish in oil. Remove the fried fish from oil and then add tej patta to it and onion and garlic paste. Stir and cook for 2 to 3 minutes. Then add tomato paste and red chili powder, turmeric powder, salt and sugar. Stir and cook till oil oozes out from the spices. Now add the fried fish mix well in soft hand so that spices are well coated with the fish. Now add 1 cup of hot water. Let it come to boil then add fresh green peas, silted green chilly. Cover and cook for 5 minutes. Take off the lid and cook till the gravy is almost dry add garam masala and ghee. Mix well. Put off the flame. Sprinkle the ginger julienne. Cover and give 8 to 10 minutes standing time. Serve with steamed hot rice.