Besani Fish In Onion And Tomato Gravy


Hello and welcome to my corner again. Usually, on weekends, I prefer to make nonvegetarian dishes. And this Sunday I made a simple fish curry which was delicious and liked by everyone. The dish was Besani Fish In Onion And Tomato Gravy. In the dish, I have coated the boneless fish pieces in a second marination of a spicy gram flour batter and then shallow fried it adding into a spicy and flavourful gravy of onions and tomatoes. I hope you will like the recipe too and try making it sometime pretty soon. So let’s start with the recipe—

Ingredients:-For the fish marination-

  1. Fish(boneless)-250 gms
  2. Salt-According to taste
  3. Turmeric Powder-1 tsp
  4. Garlic Paste-1 tsp

For the gram flour coating

  1. Gram Flour or Besan-300 gms
  2. Salt-According to taste
  3. Turmeric Powder-1/2 tsp
  4. Red Chilly Powder-1/2 tsp
  5. Garam Masala-1/2 tsp
  6. Dry Mango Powder-1/2 tbsp
  7. Vegetable Oil-For shallow frying

For the gravy

  1. Onions-2
  2. Ginger-Garlic Paste-1 tsp
  3. Red Chilly Powder-1 tsp
  4. Coriander Powder-1 tsp
  5. Cumin Powder-1 tsp
  6. Tomato Puree-2 tbsp
  7. Garam Masala-1 tsp
  8. Salt-According to taste
  9. Green Chillies-2
  10. Vegetable oil-1 tbsp
  11. Cilantro or fresh cream-For garnish

For the tempering of the gravy

  1. Cinnamon-1 stick
  2. Cardamom-1
  3. Clove-2
  4. Bay Leaf-1
  5. Cumin-1/2 tsp


Step 1

DSC03251.jpgWash and marinate the fish with salt, turmeric powder, and garlic paste and keep it inside the refrigerator for 3 hrs. Use boneless fish for this recipe. Here I have used Roopchanda variety of fish. You can use any other boneless variety also.

Step 2

Now take a bowl. Add gram flour and other given ingredients and make a slightly thick batter of it. Coat the fish pieces in it and shallow fry them in oil. Put on a tissue paper to remove unnecessary oil.

Step 3

DSC03259Now take a wok, add cumin and the tempering ingredients. Next, add chopped onions and ginger-garlic paste and saute for two minutes. Now add all the spices mentioned above and fry for a minute. Now add tomato puree and saute again for two minutes. And then add some onion paste and fry it to remove its rawness. Lastly, add the fried fish and water to make the gravy. Add a pinch of sugar too to get that extra flavor. Simmer the gravy on medium flame before switching the gas off. You can garnish with some chopped green chilies, cilantro or fresh cream.

Our Besani Fish In Onion And Tomato Gravy is ready. Serve it.

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


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—


  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.


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!!!