Monday, February 20, 2012

Fish Masala Roast

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Coming to the post, this fish roast is a dry preparation, that you can cook fish wrapped in banana leaves /aluminum foil or else in a pan.


3 or 4 fleshy -  Fish (pomfret or king fish)
2 -  Large sliced onions
2 inches - Thinly julienne, ginger
4 large cloves -  Garlic, sliced very thin
2 sprigs - Curry leaves
1 large - Tomato, sliced
3 tsp - Coriander powder
1 tsp  - Kashmiri chili powder
1/2  tsp - Tikka lal mirch (very hot)
2  - Green chillies,  slit
1 tsp - Turmeric powder
1/4 tsp -  Methi powder
Fresh coriander leaves chopped
Coconut oil


1 ) Wash, clean the fish and cut them as required.

2 ) In a heavy bottom pan – add coconut oil, then curry leaves, sliced onion and fry till onion is lightly browned. Then add ginger, garlic and green chilies and fry lightly.

3 ) Mix coriander, turmeric and red chili powder in another container. Sprinkle little water and blend the flavors. Add this masala to the pan and stir on low heat. Add methi powder, saute for 2 to 3 minutes.

4 )  Add fish slices, coat it with masala and cover and cook till fish is cooked. You can add little water if necessary.

5 ) Add sliced tomato and stir lightly. Coat the fish, cover & cook for 2 min. The tomatoes must not mash and still have some raw taste.

6 ) Sprinkle coriander leaves and decorate with tomato slices and curry leaves. Serve hot with roti or rice.

Alternately, you may sauté all the above masala and coat it on the fish and roast it by making a packet of aluminum foil or with banana leaves. Stuff the aluminum foil envelope with the fish + masala and cover from all sides roast on a tava – covered. You may drizzle some oil on to the fish before closing the packet.

- You can adopt the same recipe to cook paneer instead of the fish. Use 300 gms paneer sliced in cubes.