Today I am sharing with you a delicious fish gravy recipe made with Aar fish and Eggplant. It is an authentic Bengali recipe and very popular in Bengal. It is a tasty dish and very quick and easy to prepare and wonderful aromatic.
Cooking time – 35 minutes. Serve – 4
1.Fish piece – 4
2.Eggplant (medium) – 1 (cut into thick stripes)
3.Tomato – 1 (chopped)
4.Onion (medium) – 1 (chopped)
5.Ginger paste – 1/2 tsp.
6.Cumin seeds – 1/2 tsp.
7.Bay leaves – 2.
8.Turmeric powder – 1/2 tsp.
9.Chilly powder – 1/2 tsp.
10.Cumin powder – 1/2 tsp.
11.Coriander powder – 1/4 tsp.
12.Slit green chilly – 4
13.Chopped coriander leaves – 4 tbsp.
14.Salt to taste.
15.Oil – 1/2 cup.
1.Wash the fish and marinate with 1/4 tsp.of salt and a pinch of turmeric powder,keep aside until use. Soak Eggplant pieces in water for 10 minutes and drain. Grind tomato to a paste. To this add ginger paste,1/2 cup of water and all the masala powders (turmeric,chilly,cumin,coriander) and mix well. Keep the masala mix aside.
2.Heat oil in a frying pan,when hot reduce the heat. Add the fish and cover the frying pan. Fry the fish pieces until light brown on both sides. Take out the fried fish from the oil,keep aside. Add Eggplant in the remaining oil, fry lightly and take out from the oil. Keep aside.
3.Add cumin seeds and bay leaves in the remaining oil.When the cumin seeds look brown, add onion and fry till light brown. Add the masala mix,saute till oil separates (in slow heat). Add 2 cups of water and increase the heat. Bring to boil. Add Fish,Eggplant and salt. Simmer for about 5 to 7 minutes. When the gravy starts thickening remove pan from the heat. Add green chilly and coriander leaves. Cover the pan,give 10 minutes standing time.
Delicious Aar Fish Gravy is ready,serve with hot plain Rice.