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Rui Pudina / Fish Cooked In Mint Sauce

Rui or rohu fish is a very delicious Indian salmon variety. Cooked in various ways in almost all parts of India. It is popular in Thailand, Bangladesh, northern India and Pakistan. It is a non-oily/white fish. Today I tried a little different way of cooking this fish. Mixed simple flavors of mint and garlic with very little fried whole spice flavors. I am sure you all will love this yummy tasty flavorful Rui Pudina.

Preparation time : 15 minutes
Cooking time : 25 minutes 
Serves :4

Ingredients : 
4 big steak size pieces of rohu/rui/rehu fish (Indian salmon)
1 cup fresh mint leaves
8 to 9 garlic cloves
1 big tomato
5 to 6 hot green chilly or to taste 
1/8 tsp whole cumin
1/8 tsp whole fenugreek 
1/8 tsp  ajwain and radhuni (carum roxburghianum)
1/8 tsp whole black pepper
¼ tsp sugar (optional)
1 tsp turmeric powder 
½ cup oil + ½ cup oil
½ tsp ghee/ clarified butter
½ tsp garam masala
1 tbsp lemon juice
salt to taste

Methods of Cooking :
Marinate the fish with salt and turmeric powder. Keep aside. Now in your blender take mint leaves, garlic clove, green chilly and chopped tomatoes . Make a fine smooth paste. Keep aside. Heat ½ cup oil in a pan then fry the marinated fish till they are golden in both sides.Keep aside. Now again heat ½ cup oil in a pan. In that oil add whole cumin, fenugreek, black pepper, ajwain and radhuni. When you get the fried small of the whole masala. Add the mint paste, salt and sugar (if using).Keep stirring till oil comes out from the masala. Now add the fried fish. Mix well with masala. Add 1 cup of hot water. Let it come to boil. When the gravy thickens and the fish is well cooked.Add clarified butter and garam masala. Mix well. Put off the flame.Add lemon juice.Cover the lid and give 10 minutes standing time before serving . Enjoy exotic super delicious rui pudina.

Happy Cooking!


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