Monday, April 03, 2006

Mackeral Curry cooked simple and easy

This is the mackeral I promised yesterday.
Recipe will be written soon. Real soon.
It turned out very well...
So the 5 km travel to get the fish was well worth it..
( Couldn't find mackeral nearby, so I went during the load shedding)

Ingredients:

4 medium sized mackeral
One onion thinly sliced.
1 large Potato peeled and cut into 1/2 inch cubes.
Asafoetida ( heeng) and Methi ( fenugreek)
Powdered Coriander, Cumin, red Chilli.
Ginger garlic paste. 2 Green slit.

That's all...

I mean that's all the ingredients that I used.

This couldn't get easier and simpler eh!
Bachelor Cooking!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
somebody asked if tey could use sea fish instead of the Rohu...
This how I cook mackeral... so i guess you can cook Sea fish the same way.
You can use Tomatoes though. Add it later.. I mean its good if it is semi cooked.

I didn't use Tomatoes for this Mackeral, but I do use too sometimes.
This was my simpler and usual quick version...

Preparation:


You may make two shallow cuts on each side of the fish like I did so that masala goes in when you marinate, or you may do without the cuts so that Fish don't come apart.

Marinate anyway in a little turmeric, Jeera and dhania powder and salt. Keep for an hr.
Heat oil in a pan and shallow fry each side for about 3 minutes each. Leave aside.

In the same pan, preferably new oil 1 and half TBS.
Add half tsp methi, and a pinch of heeng.
Add the onions and Green Chili and fry till onions are golden brown.
Add the ginger garlic paste and saute for about a minute.
Add half a tsp of jeera and dhania powder.
Same amount of red chilli and Turmeric( a little less turmeric)
Add the potatoes, and mix well.

Cover and lower the heat.
Cook that way for 5 minutes, opening the lid from time to time to mix.
Add hot water and let shimmer.
Add the fish.
Add salt to taste.
Shimmer for 10 minutes in medium and it is done.

Try and tell me how it went.


My attempts or experiments at/with photography. Food photography!
Kept the hammer aside to see the effect.

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11 Comments:

Blogger Lakshmi said...

seems good, the mackeral and the hammer.

4/04/2006 02:57:00 AM  
Blogger Priya said...

U seem to take some great picture.. love the idea of hammer near the fish curry.. lovely colors..

4/04/2006 03:42:00 AM  
Blogger Priya said...

U seem to take some great picture.. love the idea of hammer near the fish curry.. lovely colors..

4/04/2006 03:42:00 AM  
Blogger RP said...

Looks really yummy Anthony.

4/04/2006 07:26:00 AM  
Blogger Nandita said...

Good art direction there!

Cant comment about the fish- coz Im vegetarian...

Good work

Nandita

4/04/2006 03:51:00 PM  
Anonymous tony said...

@ Lakshmi: thank you pal... I was just doing it for kicks lol, and the light was good on the window sill where I kept the hammer..

@ Priya: thanks..didn't notice the colors myslf..

@ RP: You are the only who notice the food lol.. Oh yeah it was DELICIOUS

@ Nandita>: Thanks for the compliment.. Ok i will post something very vege today for you....

4/04/2006 04:24:00 PM  
Blogger The Comic Project said...

Dont eat fish etc but it looks nice :)

4/04/2006 05:30:00 PM  
Blogger The Comic Project said...

Dont eat fish etc but it looks nice :)

4/04/2006 05:30:00 PM  
Blogger Luv2cook said...

Anthony:

Not a huge fish fan but your photography looks good :-). That is what you wanted to hear right? Just kidding..it does look good! Good thinking...

4/05/2006 08:19:00 PM  
Blogger jeena said...

Mmmm your recipes look delicous!
you have Great blog from Jeena :)


visit jeena's kitchen healthy recipe blog

3/24/2007 02:52:00 AM  
Anonymous ~ Hungry Bachelor said...

Hey Anthony,
I was looking for some quick uncomplicated recipes tht I found on u're blogspot, good job dude. Just one observation: Y do u write 'shimmer' everyplace instead of 'simmer'? :) :)
~ Hungry Bachelor

6/15/2008 10:27:00 PM  

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