Fish Pakoras

FISH PAKORAS

Hi, welcome dear wordpress buddies to my food corner again. As we all know fish is a very prominent and in some places staple food item which is made in many different ways. And so today I will be making a very crunchy and tasty recipe of fish pakoras. It is not prawn pakora nor is it Amritsari machchi but it is a pakora made from small variety fish like backwater fish or sardine. In my recipe, I have used sardines which I had left in my fridge. It is quite an experimental dish that I have made as this idea crossed my mind. Alternately you can bake it also. It is a good snack recipe and can be made for get-togethers and house parties. It is really a fun dish which can be made with any variety of small fish.

Ingredients:

  1. Small variety fish like sardine, backwater fish – 250 gms.
  2. Chickpea flour – 250 gms.
  3. Onions(finely chopped) – 1/2 bowl or 1 (big).
  4. Green Chillies(finely chopped) – 3.
  5. Cumin -A pinch.
  6. Nigella seeds – A pinch.
  7. Ginger- Garlic paste – 1 tsp.
  8. Salt – According to taste.
  9. Turmeric Powder – 1 tsp.
  10. Red Chilly Powder – 1 tsp.
  11. Garam Masala – 2 tsp.
  12. Coriander(chopped ) – 1/2 bowl.

STEPS.

DSC00916Step 1

Wash the fish. Take a bowl. Add the fish, chickpea flour, onions, green chilies, salt, turmeric powder, red chilly powder,ginger-garlic paste,garam masala, chopped coriander and nigella seeds to the bowl and using little water make a thick batter of it. The batter should not be thin and must be thick to be able to bind the fish properly.

Step 2

Now take a heavy bottomed kadhai and add some vegetable oil to it. Let it get hot. Now with the help of your hand drop small lumps of this fish batter into the oil and fry it crispy and till light golden in color. Take out with a slotted spoon and drain excess oil on a tissue paper.

Our delicious Fish Pakoras are ready. Serve them while still hot with mustard sauce, desi garlic chutney, yogurt and mint dip or any such dip of your choice.

Friends do try the recipe at home. Share your comments and feedback. Have a great week. Till then bye and see u again.

 

Split Black Gram With Fish

SPLIT BLACK GRAM WITH FISH

Hi, my dear friends.Welcome to my cooking corner again. Today I’ll be sharing with you a delicious recipe of boneless fish cooked in spices with split black gram. It is really wholesome and has so many flavors and taste. So let’s start with it—

Ingredients:-

  1. Split Black Gram or Chana Dal – 300 gms.
  2. Basa Fish Fillet – 250 gms. (4 pieces, approximately).
  3. Salt – According to taste.
  4. Turmeric Powder – 1/2 tsp.
  5. Red Chilly Powder – 1 tsp.
  6. Ginger -Garlic Paste – 1 tsp.
  7. Tomato Puree – 2 tbsp.
  8. Cumin or Jeera Powder – 1 tsp.
  9. Coriander Powder or Dhania Powder – 1 tsp.
  10. Cumin – 1tsp.
  11. Bay Leaf -2.
  12. Garam Masala – 1 tsp.
  13. Vegetable Oil – for shallow frying.

STEPS.

Step 1

Wash and cut the fish into large pieces. Rub salt, turmeric powder, red chilly powder and some garlic onto them.

Step 2

Shallow fry the fish in a non-stick pan and keep aside. Pressure cook the split black gram or chana dal till soft and done.

Step 3

Take a pan and some vegetable oil, then splutter a pinch of cumin and two bay leaves in it. Now add the finely chopped onions along with ginger-garlic paste in it. Fry it for five minutes. Now add salt, turmeric powder, red chilly powder, coriander powder, cumin powder, and fry. Now add tomato puree,garam masala and fry again. When the masalas seem to be cooked add the boiled chana dal and some water to make a thick gravy. Let it come to a boil. Now mix the fish and let it simmer for two minutes. Garnish with coriander.IMG_2744.JPG

Our Split Black Gram With Fish is ready. Serve it with tandoori rotis, tortillas, fried rice and the like.

Friends do try the recipe at home. Share your comments and feedback. Have a great week everyone. Till then healthy cooking, happy living!!!

 

 

Fish Bharta

FISH BHARTA

Hello everyone.Welcome back. On a rainy day, people want to eat varieties of food. People want to experiment with different kinds of food and try something new every time which has to be handy and tasty. Having the same idea I have decided to make fish bharta and wanted to share it with you. I served it with steamed rice, split red lentil dal and potato fries. So let’s start with it—

Ingredients:-

  1. Boneless fish – 250 gms. (You can take any fish of your choice.
  2. Onions(finely chopped) – 1/2 of 1.
  3. Green Chillies(finely chopped) – 1.
  4. Freshly chopped coriander – A handful.
  5. Salt – According to taste.
  6. Lemon Juice – 1 tsp.
  7. Mustard Oil – for greasing and mixing/for coating and shallow frying.

STEPS

Step 1 

Wash and take the fish in a bowl. Rub it with salt and some mustard oil and keep aside.

Step 2

Bake the fish in your oven. Alternately you can heat a non-stick pan and smear it with mustard oil. Shallow-fry the fish in the pan and let it get browned.

Step 3

Now take a bowl and add the baked fish pieces to it and mash it. Now add onions, green chilies, coriander, salt, lemon juice and mix.

Our Fish Bharta is ready. Serve it with steamed boiled rice, red lentil dal, chapatis etc.

Friends do try the recipe at home. It’s very easy and can come very handy at times when you have no ideas ringing in your mind. Share your comments and feedback. Have a great week. Till then healthy cooking, happy living!!! 

 

Mutton Curry With Curd

MUTTON CURRY WITH CURD

Hello and welcome friends once again. Today I’ll be sharing with you a non-vegetarian delight, Mutton Curry With Curd. It’s super tasty, spicy and wholesome. You can make it for parties or picnics and weekends. So let’s start with it—

Ingredients:

  1. Mutton – 250 gms.
  2. Onions – 4.
  3. Ginger-Garlic paste – 1 tsp.
  4. Red Chilly Powder – 1 tsp.
  5. Turmeric Powder – 1 tsp.
  6. Curd – 1 cup.
  7. Bay Leaf -2.
  8. Mutton Masala – 2 tsp.
  9. Cumin Powder – 2 tsp.
  10. Garam Masala – 1 tsp.
  11. Salt – According to taste.
  12. Sugar – A pinch.
  13. Mustard Oil – 2 tbsp.

STEPS.

IMG_2472.JPGStep 1 

Wash the mutton. Chop the onions.

Step 2

Take a kadhai and add mustard oil to it. Now add the bay leaves and the chopped onions. Fry them for two minutes. Next, add the ginger-garlic paste. Fry it too. Now add the rest of the masalas like salt, turmeric powder, red chilly powder, cumin powder, mutton masala,garam masala and then add curd. Add the mutton. Fry everything for fifteen minutes. Lastly, add some garam masala and sprinkle a pinch of sugar in the kadhai. Now transfer everything in a pressure cooker and adding appropriate water pressure cook it for three whistles or till done.

Our Mutton Curry With Curd is ready. Serve it with steamed rice, chapatis along with salad and raita.

Friends do try the recipe at home. It’s super tasty and super satisfying. Share your comments and feedback. Have a great week everyone. Till then healthy cooking, happy living!!!

Fried Fish In Mustard Gravy

FRIED FISH IN MUSTARD GRAVY

Hello and welcome friends. Today I’ll be sharing a delicious fish curry recipe of Rohu fish which is made in a spicy mustard sauce and having a special, authentic taste. It is a regular in my kitchen on weekends and is a treat for all those who like to eat non-vegetarian food. So let’s start with it—

Ingredients:-For marinating fish

  1. Fish[Rohu] – 250 gms.
  2. Salt – According to taste.
  3. Turmeric powder – 1 tsp.
  4. Garlic paste – 1 tsp.

For frying fish

Vegetable oil.

For making gravy

  1. Yellow mustard and cumin paste – 2 1/2 tbsp.
  2. Red chilli powder -1 tsp.
  3. Garlic paste – 1 tsp.
  4. Tomato puree – 2 tbsp.

For tempering

  1. Cumin – 1 tsp.
  2. Bay leaf – 2
  3. Oil – tbsp.

STEPS

Step 1 

Wash and cut fish in medium size pieces if it is whole.

Step 2

Marinate the fish with salt, turmeric powder and garlic paste and keep aside.

Step 3 

Take oil in a deep bottom pan and heat it up. When it is quite hot deep fry the fish and soak extra oil in tissue paper.

Step 4

To make the gravy, heat the given amount of oil in a karahi and add cumin seeds and bay leaf.

Step 5

Now add garlic paste and as it heats up a bit add red chilli powder and tomato puree and give it a good stir.

Step 6

Now add the mustard-cumin paste and fry it for 2 minutes but don’t fry it for long as it will get bitter in taste.

Step 7 

Now add water and let the gravy boil for 5 minutes after which put the fish pieces in it and boil it for 5 more minutes. The fish curry is thus ready.

Step 8

Garnish with chopped coriander and green chillies.

Do try this recipe at home. It is a delicious one with all the goodness of taste and health. Share your feedback and comments and clear doubts if you have any. This recipe is a table turner in itself and is served with steamed rice, a dash of lemon and some stir-fried veggies. Till then happy living, healthy cooking!!!