Tuesday, 17 May 2011

Macha Besara (fish curry with mustard paste)


1 kg rohu fish
mustard oil
1 onion (chopped)
2-3 tomatoes
2 tsp red chilli powder
2 tsp turmeric powder
Mustard seeds/ cumin seeds- ½ tsp each
Chopped coriander leaves

For masala:

1 green chilly large
4 tsp mustard
1tsp cumin seeds
1tsp Poppy seeds (posto)
7-8 garlic cloves
 (make a smooth paste)


Cut the fish into small pieces and wash them thoroughly. Add haldi and salt to it & keep aside for 10-15 min. for marination.

Heat a Kadhai. Put oil and fry the fish. Keep the fried fishes aside. 

Add a 1-2 tsp oil in a kadai . Add cumin/ mustard seeds.When they starts cracking ,add the sliced onions.add turmeric powder, red chili powder .Add the tomatos stir for some time. Add mustard paste & salt. Stir for 3-4 min.
Add 2-3 cups of water. When the curry will start boiling add the fried fishes and boil it further for about 2-3 minutes. Garnish it with coriander leaves before serving.Serve hot with rice or roti.

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