My own discovery.
Lately I have been on new trial with fish and the reason is very simple .My daughter who is just 2+ broke my earthen pot that we usually make fish, here in Kerala. She is a very mischievous girl….lol. So as the saying goes, ” Necessity is the Mother of Invention”, the same way, I had to find ways to prepare one. In a way I should be thankful to my daughter, as she lead me to new discoveries.
This recipe is absolutely my own invention. My own ingredients that just came to my mind is what this dish is all about. Believe me, it just turned out to be great at the first attempt !!!! The best side dish with rice , roti or even bread. Spicy and tangy. I just named the dish my way( lol).
Fish Boneless – 500 gms
Lemon Juice – 1 tsp
Chilly Podwer ( red) – 2 tbsp
Turmeric powder – 1/2 tsp
Onions – 1 big one finely chopped
Tomatoes – 2 medium sized ones, finely chopped
Garlic – 3-4 cloves crushed
Ginger – 2 tbsp thinly sliced
Green Chilies – 3-4 nos, cut length wise.
Tomato paste – 1 tbsp
Tomato Sauce – 1 tbsp
Pepper Powder – 2 tbsp
Salt – as per requirement
Oregano – a pinch
. Marinate the fish with salt, pepper powder and 1/2 tsp of lemon juice and keep it aside for 10 min.
. In a hot pan, heat oil ( around 2-3 tbsp) . when hot, add onions, garlic , green chilies and ginger and saute well.
. When it turns translucent, add in the tomatoes and stir.
. When the tomatoes are thoroughly cooked and soft, add in chilly powder, turmeric powder, tomato paste, tomato sauce, salt and the remaining lemon juice and stir well. Add zest of about 1/4 lemon to this.A pinch of Oregano is also added to this.
. Add the fish , and mix gently. Add salt as per requirement and then close with a lid and allow to steam for about 10-15 mins on medium to low flame. ( Fish cooks faster, so keep a watch.)
. Toss the pieces in between gently. When cooked, remove led and let it cook open for the gravy to get thickened.
. When thickened to desired consistency, remove from flame and serve hot.
Note : The level of spiciness could be adjusted to ones requirement by adding or reducing the amount of chilly powder and green chilies.
My hubby has asked to make this more often now…..