Fish curry with fenugreek,dill and radish

FISH CURRY WITH FENUGREEK, DILL AND RADISH

Hi guys. Today I went shopping as I wanted to make something unique and interesting in my kitchen to make the Sunday more delightful. As I was returning back I brought back some shrimp scad, a variety of fish liked by all in my family. Shrimp scad is also called Slender Yellowtail Kingfish and Vatta Paara or Chemeen Paara in Kerala. It is heart healthy and a good source of proteins, nutraceuticals, iron, zinc, manganese and calcium. I wanted to make a dish with whole fishes in it and so decided to do a curry with the fish, some greens and lots of health. I did all the gut cleaning also myself and surely it turned out wonderful as I served it with boiled rice, some rice fritters and gooseberry chutney. So I want to share this unique, wonderful and equally nutritious recipe with you all. Do try it and tell me how it turned out. I hope you will all appreciate this endeavour of mine. So let’s start with it…….

Ingredients:-For the marination:

  1. Fish(Shrimp Scad or any other small whole fish) – 4.
  2. Salt – According to taste.
  3. Turmeric Powder – 1 tsp.
  4. Garlic Paste – 1 tsp.

For the curry:

  1. Yellow Mustard – 3 tbsp.
  2. Fenugreek Leaves and Dill Leaves – 50 gms each.
  3. Garlic Paste – 1 tbsp.
  4. Salt – According to taste.
  5. Turmeric   Powder – 1 tsp.
  6. Red Chilly Powder – 1 tsp.
  7. Coriander Powder – 1 tsp.
  8. Tomato – 1 1/2
  9. Fortune Mustard Oil – 2 tbsp.

STEPS:-

Step 1 

Wash and clean the fish. Now marinate it with salt, turmeric powder and garlic paste. Shallow-fry it in a pan.

Step 2

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Make a fine paste of yellow mustard. Finely chop the tomatoes, green chillies, fenugreek and dill leaves. Take a pan and add fortune mustard oil . Now splutter in some five spices and when spluttering begins add garlic paste, red chilly -coriander powder,tomatoes and the chopped greens. Add in the cut radish and half-fry it.Fry everything again for a minute.

Step 3

Now add in the mustard paste, salt, turmeric powder and fry these masalas for not more than three minutes. After all the frying has been done add in the water and let it simmer on medium-flame for three-five minutes and when the sauce starts to thicken a bit and a boil comes in it add the fried fish. After the dish is done you can add some raw mustard oil in it as it will enhance your eating experience very well.

Our Fish Curry With Fenugreek, Dill And Radish is done. Serve it with boiled rice, stir-fries of your choice and some homemade gooseberry chutney. I am sure it will sound unique and wonderful in your ears, for the starts!!!

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

 

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Lentil Chicken

A definite hit dish of chicken with the goodness of lentils too, this is a curry-cum-daal recipe and really is a one dish meal kind of thing which when made needs no other help. Combined with rice or chapatis, it is a definite cracker and will be liked by one and all, that’s for definiteness. Just make it on a weekend and enjoy the taste without worries about health as they both will be just awesome.

Ingredients:

  1. Split Pigeon Pea – 250 gms.
  2. Boneless chicken – 150 gms.
  3. Onion – 1.
  4. Green Chillies – 2.
  5. Cumin – 1 tsp.
  6. Ginger-Garlic Paste – 1 tsp.
  7. Turmeric Powder – 1 tsp.
  8. Red Chilly Powder – 1 tsp.
  9. Coriander Powder – 2 tsp.
  10. Cumin Powder – 1 tsp.
  11. Chicken Masala – 1 tsp.
  12. Garam Masala – 1 tsp.
  13. Tomato Puree – 2 tbsp.
  14. Salt – According to taste.
  15. Vegetable Oil – 2 tbsp.

For Garnish:-

  1. Coriander Leaves – A small bunch.
  2. Fresh Cream-As required.(optional).

STEPS:-

Step 1

Wash and boil the daal adding a pinch of salt and turmeric powder. Finely chop the onion, green chillies, coriander leaves.

Step 2

Take a kadhai. Add the oil and cumin and when it splutters add the finely chopped onion, green chillies and saute for a minute. Now add the ginger-garlic paste and fry again. Now add the  masalas, salt, turmeric powder, red chilly powder, coriander, cumin powder and garam masala. Fry and add the tomato puree. Now fry everything well to remove the raw smell and when done add in some water to cook the chicken.

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Step 3

When the chicken is totally cooked and half or less than half quantity of water remains in the kadhai add the boiled daal. Now let this boil for five to ten minutes. Check your seasonings lastly.

Our Lentil Chicken is done. Garnish it with fresh chopped coriander and fresh cream. It can be served with steamed rice, chapatis, pooris, tandooris and with other eatables of your choice.

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

 

 

 

Beaten Rice Snack With Fried Prawns

This recipe is a funky, quite colourful and equally tasty one having a super crunch and super fun taste what with the combination of so many ingredients from beaten rice to poppadums, potatoes to prawns and tossed in mild seasonings of salt, pepper, chillies giving it a gorgeous effect. This is an ideal snack to pep up your moods and for takeaways to parties and picnics and fun time out. It surely is a super snacky delight and is worth giving a try.

Ingredients:-

  1. Beaten Rice or Poha – 250 gms.
  2. Roasted Cashews with salt – 10.
  3. Dry Coconut or Kopra(shallow fried) – 1 tsp.
  4. Poppadum(fried) – 1.
  5. Potato(cubed,salted and shallow fried) -1(medium-sized) – 1.
  6. Curry Leaves – 10 leaves.
  7. White and Black Salt – A pinch.
  8. Pepper – A pinch.
  9. Green Chiilies(fried) – 2.
  10. Any small fried fish(whole) or Prawns(small variety) – 50 gms.
  11. Rice Fritters(recipe coming soon) – 20 gms.
  12. Chaat Masala – A pinch.

STEPS:-

Step 1

Firstly marinate the prawns with salt, turmeric powder and garlic paste. Shallow fry it till brown and crisp. Deep fry the cubed potatoes. Fry the green chillies. Fry the popadums or papad. Crush them. Fry the rice fritters till crisp. Shallow fry the kopra pieces and cashews.

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Step 2

Take a kadhai. Add some vegetable oil or ghee to it. When it is hot add the beaten rice and fry it till crisp but not browned. Add the salts and black pepper. Now mix in the ingredients kept beforehand, the prawns, potatoes, rice fritters, green chillies, papad, cashew, kopra, curry leaves  and mix well. Lastly add some chaat masala. Toss up and serve as tea-time snack. You can use any other small fish also other than prawns but they should be fried well.

Our Crunchy Munchy Beaten Rice Snack is ready. Serve it with tea and coffee as afternoon or evening snack. I hope you will like it.

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

 

Delicious Fish Chops

Hello and welcome to my cosy food corner again. In my previous blog I had made a recipe of pineapple pickle and I hope you all liked it. Today I wanted to share a recipe with you all of fish chops which I make frequently in my kitchen and is liked by all in my family. It is a simple, healthy and tasty recipe and I hope you will like it too. So here is the recipe details……

Ingredients:-For the  marination of fish

  1. Salt – According to taste.
  2. Turmeric powder – 1 tsp.
  3. Garlic Paste – 1 tsp.

For the making of chops

  1. Baasa Fish Fillets – 250 gms.
  2. Potatoes – 3.
  3. Gram Flour – 100 gms.
  4. Onions – 1.
  5. Green Chillies – 3.
  6. Ginger – 1 small piece.
  7. Red Chilly Powder – 1 tsp.
  8. Cumin Powder – 1/2 tsp.
  9. Dry Mango Powder – 1 tsp.
  10. Garam Masala – 1 tsp.
  11. Fresh Chopped Cilantro.
  12. Salt – According to taste.
  13. Vegetable Oil – For shallow frying.

STEPS:-

Step 1

Wash and marinate the fish pieces with salt, turmeric powder and garlic paste. Shallow fry them till brown and well cooked.

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Boil the potatoes. Finely chop the onions, green chillies, cilantro, ginger. Mash the fried fish with a masher. Now take a bowl. Add the above ingredients along with the fish and other remaining ingredients, salt, red chilly powder, garam masala, gram flour and make a dough of it. Now make medium-sized patties of any shape and shallow fry them till browned and crisp.

IMG_3888.jpgOur Delicious Fish Chops are ready. Serve them with mint-coriander chutney or mayonnaise, onion rings and a dash of lemon juice.

IMG_3882.jpgFriends do try the recipe at home. Share your comments and feedback. Have a great week everyone. Till then healthy cooking, happy living!!!

Basa In Spinach Gravy

Ingredients:-For the fish fry:-

  1. Boneless fish fillet – 200 gms.
  2. Salt – A pinch.
  3. Turmeric Powder – 1 tsp.
  4. Red chilly powder – 1 tsp.
  5. Garlic(crushed)- 3 cloves.

For the gravy:-

  1. Spinach or Palak – 250 gms.
  2. Onions(chopped) – 1.
  3. Turmeric Powder – 1 tsp.
  4. Red Chilly Powder – 1 tsp.
  5. Ginger-Garlic Paste – 1 tsp.
  6. Tomato Puree – 2 tbsp.
  7. Coriander Powder – 1 tsp.
  8. Garam Masala – 1 tsp.
  9. Green chillies – 2.
  10. Cumin – 1 tsp.
  11. Vegetable Oil – 2 tbsp.

For the garnish :- Fresh Cream.

STEPS.

Step 1 – Wash and marinate the fish fillet(here I  have used Baasa fish)with salt,turmeric powder,red chilly powder and crushed garlic.Shallow fry the fish in a pan.Finely chop the onions and green chillies.Blanch the spinach and then make its puree.

IMG-3806.JPGStep 2 – Take a kadhai. Add the cumin and vegetable oil to it.When they splutter add the chopped onions.Fry them till half cooked.Now add the ginger-garlic paste .Next add the green chillies,salt,turmeric powder,red chilly powder,coriander powder,tomato puree,garam masala and fry for two minutes.When the masalas are well cooked pour in the palak puree which you made earlier and stir it up.Let it cook on medium flame for three minutes.Now drop in the fried fillets and simmer again for two-three minutes.You may check the seasonings before switching the gas off.Garnish it with fresh cream.

Our boneless fish in spinach gravy is ready.Its delicious and healthy and sure is a sight for real hungry people.Serve it with hot chapatis and fried rice,a curry and some salads.

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

 

 

 

Chicken Curry With Baby Potatoes And French Beans

Ingredients:-

  1. Chicken – 100 gms.
  2. French Beans – 1/2 cup.
  3. Baby Potatoes – 1/2 cup.
  4. Poppy Seeds and Yellow Mustard Paste – 1 tbsp.
  5. Ginger-Garlic Paste – 1 tbsp.
  6. Onions(chopped) – 1(big).
  7. Tomato Puree – 2 tbsp.
  8. Turmeric Powder – 1 tsp.
  9. Red Chilly Powder – 1 tsp.
  10. Coriander Powder – 1 tsp.
  11. Garam Masala – 1 tsp.
  12. Dry Mango Powder – 1 tsp.
  13. Salt – According to taste.
  14. Vegetable Oil – 2 tbsp.

FOR GARNISH —Kasuri Methi, Freshly chopped coriander and fresh cream.

STEPS.

Step 1 – Wash and chop the french beans.Boil and peel the baby potatoes.Take a kadhai. Add the given amount of oil to it.Now add the chopped onions.Add the ginger-garlic paste and fry.Now add the masalas i.e,salt,turmeric powder,red chilly power,coriander powder,dry mango powder,garam masala,and the tomato puree.Fry it for three minutes.Now add the chicken which you have washed and kept aside,the cut french beans and baby potatoes and fry them together with the masalas for ten minutes.Now add the poppy seed and yellow mustard paste and fry again.Care has to be taken not to fry the above paste for long as it may turn bitter in taste.Fry everything well and add water to make the gravy.Now pressure cook the whole dish till done.You can alternately make this dish adding any other veggies other than the one used here and you can add dried mutton too replacing the fresh chicken as used here.  Add kasuri methi and freshly chopped coriander to garnish.Add fresh cream too for the extra goodness.Enjoy.

IMG-3610 (1).JPGFriends do try the recipe at home.Share your comments and feedback.Have a great week everyone.Till then happy living,healthy eating!!!And happy raksha bandhan to all of you.

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Fish Curry With Poppy And Mustard

Ingredients:-

  1. Fish(small variety)-250 gms.
  2. Poppy seeds – 2 tbsp.
  3. Yellow mustard seeds – 2 tbsp.
  4. Coriander seeds – 1 tbsp.
  5. Turmeric Powder – 1 tsp.
  6. Red Chilly Powder – 2 tsp.
  7. Fish curry masala – 1 tsp.
  8. Garam Masala – 1 tsp.
  9. Dry Mango or Amchoor Powder.- 1 tsp.
  10. Salt – According to taste.

For the tempering:-

  1. Curry leaves – A handful.
  2. Cumin and black mustard – 1 tsp.
  3. Vegetable Oil – 1 tbsp.
  4. Green Chililes-2.
  5. Kasuri Methi – 1 tsp.

STEPS.

Step 1 – Wash and marinate the fish with salt,turmeric powder and garlic.Here I have used a variety of fish called Shrimp Scad.You can use any fish of your choice.Keep aside.

Step 2 – Shallow fry the fish properly.

IMG-3582.JPGStep 3 – Grind the poppy seeds,yellow mustard and coriander seeds using a little water.

Step 4 – Take a kadhai. Add the vegetable oil to it.Now add the cumin and black mustard,curry leaves and after it splutters add the coriander powder,salt,turmeric powder,red chilly powder and fry for two minutes.Now add the masala paste of poppy and yellow mustard,green chillies,fish curry masala and fry again for two minutes.Add the garam masala. Add water to make the gravy and add dry mango powder to make the curry a bit tangy.Let it simmer on medium flame for three minutes.Now add the fried fish to it and simmer for two more minutes.

Garnish with kasuri methi and chopped coriander.Our fish curry is ready to be served.

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