Happy Gudi Padva ( Maharastrian New Year) and
Ugadi - Telugu New Year to you all !!!
( I didn't know about the telegu New year until I saw it on a new Food Blogger's, so I take this opportunity to introduce MyRasoi)
We don't eat Fish, back home, on this day, but I do ;-) so why be a hypocrite? Here is an amazingly easy fish recipe for you. We do clean our houses on this day, and my house is sparkling clean today.
You may use any frsh water fish like Catla( katla?), Rohu, Mrigal, Golden carp, Grass Carp, to make this fish curry.
In the simplest form, which is as staple as daal to a Bengali, this is cooked with Shahi Jeera, and Dhania Jeera powder with chillis.
I added a little Ginger- garlic paste and of course my favorite peas. Tomatoes is optional.
5-6 Fish Steaks (3/4 th of an inch thick.)
Half a cup of green peas
Methi, Shahi Jeera, Heeng, Bayleaves, Green chilis, Dhania-Jeera Powder
In 1 Tbs oil, add two bayleaves, a tsp of shahi jeera ( Black Cumin, the smaller darker variety) and let sputter.
Add a pinch if heeng ( Asafoetida) and a tsp of soaked meethi ( fenugreek).
Add 2 green chillis sliced in halves.
Add 1 tsp ginger garlic paste( only ginger will also do)
Add the peas,
and add turmeric and chilli powder to your taste.
(half tsp each I suggest).
Add tomatoes ( optional)
Add hot water, and let boil.
Add salt to taste, and the fried fish.
Shimer for 3-4 minutes and garnish with coriander before serving with hot rice...