Friday, September 2, 2011

Fish Roast - Toddy Shop Style

A Toddy Shop in the middle of Paddy field


This is a Spicy Fish preparation, available at a Toddy shop near my village. The cook is my friend and hence, he shared the secret of the recipe. The Secret behind this recipe is Asafoetida ( Hing).  I will post a similar prawn recipe later.



The Recipe
This recipe is for 500 gms fish.
Clean and cut the fish into medium size (curry size) pieces.
Put 3 medium size cambodge ( Kudampuli) in half cup hot water. ( We will use this later)

Heat 2 Tbsp oil in a pan/ Kadai
Crackle 1/4 tsp Mustard seeds
Add 1 inch ginger & 7-8 pods Garlic - Both finely crushed.
Add few curry leaves.
Fry till the flavour comes out.

Add 200 gms Onion ( Julienne cut). Shallots will definitely better if available.
Add 7-8 Green Chillies- Slit
Saute well till onions are transparent. Onions should not get brown.
Add one Large ripe tomato - cubed.
Add salt

Now its time to Add the spice.........
1/2 tsp Turmeric powder
2 Tbsp Coriander powder
1 Tbsp Chillie powder ( Not Kashmiri chillie)
Saute well on low flame. Add 1 Tsp of Fish Masala (Ready made. Try to get Daily brand Fish Masala)
Add the cambodge and the water. Cook for a minute.
Add enough water for the gravy. May be another 300 ml will be sufficient. Bring it to boil.

The Secret......
Add half a teaspoon of Asafoetida powder
NOW, you can add the fish pieces, Correct salt to taste
Cook on slow fire till oil separates and the Gravy should be in a medium consistency.

The Yummy fish roast is ready and can be served with Tapioca, Rice, Chapathis or Parathas.

Variant
Instead of adding water, you can add coconut milk and you get a moderate spicy curry, which of course tastes different.






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