Today we are going to make a delicious fish curry recipe made with Boal fish. It is a traditional Bengali fish gravy recipe, very tasty to eat and easy to prepare.
Cooking time – 30 minutes Serve – 4
1.Boal fish – 4 pieces.
2.Mustard seeds – 5 tbsp.
3.Green chilly – 2
4.Turmeric powder – 1/2 tsp.
5.Nigella seeds (kalonji) – 1/2 tsp.
6.Garlic paste – 12 tsp.
7.Tomato – 1 (finely chopped)
8.Salt to taste.
9.Mustard oil – 6 tbsp.
10.Chopped coriander leaves – 4 tbsp.
11.Slit green chilly – 4.
1.Wash the fish with lukewarm water, rub with 1/2 tsp.of salt, a pinch of turmeric and 1 tbsp. of oil. Keep aside until use. Adding 1/2 cup of water grind mustard seeds and green chilly into a paste. Transfer it to a bowl. To this add turmeric powder, mix well. Keep the masala mix aside.
2.Heat oil in a frying pan.When hot reduce the heat and fry the fish till light brown on both sides. Remove the fried fish from the oil, keep aside. Add kalonji in the remaining oil, stir fry for 30 seconds. Add chopped tomato and garlic paste, saute for 2 minutes.Add the masala mix , saute for 2 minutes. Add 11/2 cups of water and salt, let it bring to boil. Add the fried fish and simmer for few minutes or till the gravy thickens. When oil starts floating on the top of the gravy remove pan from heat. Add slit green chilly and coriander leaves,mix well. Cover the pan, give 10 minutes standing time. Boal Fish Gravy is ready, Serve with steamed rice.