Today we are making a delicious fish curry – Tengra Begun. It is a traditional Bengali fish curry recipe.It is a gravy based dish,very tasty and easy to prepare.
Cooking time – 40 minutes. Serve – 4.
1.Tengra fish – 250 grams.
2.Eggplant (Begun) – 1 (medium)
3.Tomato – 1 (chopped)
4.Onion – 1 (chopped)
5.Ginger paste – 1/2 tsp.
6.Bay leaves – 2.
7.Kalonji – 1/2 tsp.
8.Turmeric powder – 1/2 tsp.
9.Cumin powder – 1/2 tsp.
10.Chilly powder – 1/2 tsp.
11.Salt to taste.
12.Oil – 50 grams.
13.Chopped coriander leaves – 2 tbsp.
14.Slit green chilly – 2 (for garnishing)
1.Cut the brinjal into long pieces and immerse in water for 15 – 20 minutes.Drain and keep aside.
2.Wash the fish with warm water and marinate with 1/2 tsp.of salt and a pinch of turmeric powder. keep aside until use.
3.Heat oil in a frying pan. When hot reduce the heat and fry the fish until light brown on both sides. Remove from oil and keep aside. Fry the brinjal till light brown,remove from oil,keep aside.
4. In the remaining oil add kalonji. After few seconds add bay leaves and onion. Stir fry till onion is transparent. Add tomato, saute for 2-3 minutes. Add ginger,turmeric,chilly,cumin and 1/2 cup of water and saute until the raw smell of the masalas goes off. Add 2 cups of water and salt, let it bring to boil.
5.Add the fried fish and brinjal. On medium heat cook till gravy becomes thick. Add coriander leaves and remove pan from heat. Cover the pan and give 10 minutes standing time.
Tengra Fish gravy is ready to serve. Garnish with slit green chilly and serve with steamed Rice.