Preparation time 15 minutes Cooking time 30 minutes Serves 4 Ingredients : 4 steak size pieces of boal fish/ wallogo 1 bay leaves ½” cinnamon 2 green cardamom 2 clove ¼ tsp whole cumin 1 whole red chily broken inot halves 2 onion paste 1 tsp garlic paste ½ tsp ginger paste 1 tbsp yogurt ¼ cup tomato puree 1 tsp turmeric powder 1tsp red chily powder / or to taste 4 green chilly ¼ tsp garam masala powder 2 tbsp fresh cream 1 tsp ghee/ clrified butter 2 tbsp mustard oil + to fry the fish little chopped coriander to garnish 1 cup warm water ¼ th tsp sugar Salt to tasteMethods Of Cooking
Rub the fish pieces with little turmeric and salt. Heat oil and fry the fish till golden but not fry them too much otherwise they become chewy. Be careful while you fry the fish, it’s better to cover the fish as soon as you slip the fish in the oil. Then after frying the fish keep aside. Now heat oil in a pan. Add bay leaves, whole cumin, whole red chilly cardamom, cinnamon, clove. In a bowl take onion paste, ginger paste, garlic paste, yogurt, tomato puree, red chilly powder, turmeric powder, salt and sugar. Mix well so that they all are well blended. You can put them together in a blender and make a smooth paste.Now as the whole cumin and whole masala start to splutter then add the mixed masala paste. Now stir the spices well for 5 to 6 minutes till oil comes out from the masala. Now add the fried fish and whole green chilly. Stir so that the masala get well coated with the fish. Now add 1 cup warm water. Let it come to boil. Now add garam masala and ghee. Let it cook for a minute. Then add fresh cream mix well with soft hand. Put off the flame. Now add the chopped coriander. Cover and give few minutes standing time before serving. Serve with plain hot steamed or fried rice or pulao. It goes well with all. Enjoy a creamy yummy preparation Boal Bahar.