Wednesday, 22 February 2012

Macha Besara (fish curry with mustard paste)







Ingredients:

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

1 green chilly large
2 tsp mustard
1tsp cumin seeds
1tsp Poppy seeds (posto)
4-5 garlic cloves

Method:
First Grind the spices which we will use for masala & 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 10 sec.
Add 1 cup of water. 

Let the curry boil for 10 min. Add the dried mango piece.
 Then add the fried fishes and boil it  for about 2-3 minutes. Garnish it with coriander leaves before serving. Serve hot with rice or roti.

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Sravs said...

Fish curry with mustard paste is quiet new to me !! looks so inviting !!

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Mélange said...

That's definitely a different flavor to me..Looks fabulous !

maha said...

Just looks awesome......very nice pics..... yum n delicious!

Anzz said...

The dish looks great. Is it a bengali dish, I believe they use a lot of mustard. Also do you use the regular mustard or the yellow mustard? The flavors look just great..!

Pranati Nath said...

Thanks friends for the sweet comments...@Anzz yah its a bengali dish..we called it mustard fish normalyy for the gravy we use the paste of mustards seeds, cumin seeds & poppy seeds,....

maha said...

this looks simple and yumm too.....

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