Tuesday, April 5, 2016

Mustard Fish Curry

Fish curry needs no introduction and when it is simmered in mustard based gravy, its a delight to your taste bud. Earlier, I was afraid of cooking my fish in mustard gravy, until I found this perfect recipe with zero doubt of bitterness. In my tips section, I'm gonna share few simple tips, which help you to make your gravy perfect and you will never go wrong in making mustard gravy. So let's start to cook this scrumptious dish with Flavors of Sneha's Kitchen.

Mustard Fish Curry
250 gms of fish fillet (I have used Tilapia but you can use any fish of your choice)
2 tbsp of mustard seeds
6 cloves of garlic
1 inch of ginger
3-4 green chilli
2 tsp of cumin seeds
1 tsp of coriander seeds
2 tsp of red chilli powder
2 tsp of turmeric powder
Purée of two medium sized tomatoes
Mustard oil for frying and tempering
Salt to taste
Chopped coriander leaves for garnishing


Soak 1 1/2 tbsp of mustard seeds in water for half and hour. In a blender, add soaked mustard seeds, coriander seeds, 1 tsp of cumin seeds, garlic, ginger, green chilli and 1 tsp of turmeric powder. Add little water and make a smooth paste.
Mustard Paste
Now in a bowl, marinate the washed and pat dried fish by adding salt, turmeric powder, 1 tsp red chilli powder and 1 1/2 tsp of mustard paste. Coat the fish well in the marination and let it marinate for 5-10 minutes.
Marinate the fish
Now heat up the frying pan and add mustard oil. Once heated, add the fish pieces one by one and deep fry the fishes on high flame until both sides are golden brown.
Fry the fish pieces
Fried Fish
Now in another pan, add 3 tbsp of mustard oil. Once heated, add 1 tsp of cumin seeds and 1 tsp of mustard seeds. Once seeds are crackled add the mustard paste and saute for 1-2 minutes. Now add the tomato purée and mix well. Cover and cook on medium flame until tomatoes are cooked and oil starts appearing from the corners.
Cooked spices
Now add 1 cup of water and let it boil. Once gravy start boiling add salt and boil it for next 3 minutes.
Add the fried fishes in gravy and mix well. Cover it and let it simmer for 5 minutes.
Fried Fish in Gravy
At the end garnish with chopped cilantro and switch off the flame. Serve this delicacy with steamed rice.
Fish Curry

Tips: Soaking the mustard seeds in water is very important before grinding, as it helps the seeds to grind well. Also, there are two types of mustard seeds. One is small and another is big. Use the big one to avoid the bitterness. Grinding the green chilli with mustard seeds also helps to reduce the bitterness of mustard. Try to fry the mustard paste on low flame and as little as possible so that it doesn't get burn. I would recommend using tomato puree instead of chopped tomatoes. Follow these simple rules and you will never go wrong with the mustard gravy.
Courtesy: My super awesome Bhabhs Anusha Jaiswal

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