Dec 8, 2013

Macha / Machhi Tarkari (Rohu Fish Curry) Orissa Style

Rohu fish is the common fish for Bengali's. Rohu fish has its unique taste and a best way to make it. For this week I decided to cook from Bengali famous magazine. Machhi tarkari is a very popular in Orissa. Orissa cuisine is very similar to Bengali cuisine. The flavor of Oriya food is milder. This delicacy is simple preparation in which the fish is cooked with some indian spices and flavored  masala paste.

Ingredients :

Rohu fish - 500 gms
Onion - 2 (One is chopped and another is sliced)
Garlic - 4 cloves
Tomato - 1, chopped
Poppy seeds - 1 tbsp
Coriander seeds - 1 tsp
Cumin seeds - 1 tsp
Turmeric powder - 1 tsp
Green chilli - 1, slit
Salt to taste
Coriander leaves - 1 tbsp

Method :

Wash fish properly and drain all the water. Marinate fish with 1 tsp turmeric and salt for 10-15 minutes.

Take a grinder, add onion, garlic cloves, Coriander seeds, cumin seeds, poppy seeds and 1/2 cup water and grind it.

Take a pan, add 2 tbsp mustard oil, when oil is enough hot then add marinated fish pieces till golden brown. Keep aside.

In the same oil add sliced onion, saute for few minutes. Then add grind paste, turmeric powder and salt and saute in low flame, stir till masala leaves oil. Now Add 1 cup water into it. When masala half cooked then add chopped tomato, green chilli and fried fish, cover and cook for few minutes.

When the gravy is thick then add chopped tomato and remove from the heat.

Serve hot with Tomato rice.

Sending this to Srivalli's "Cooking from Cookbook challenge", Merry Tummy's "Cook With Red"

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