Something fishy..

by Sunita on February 13, 2007

We are a predominantly fishy family ( don’t draw conclusions- I don’t mean that kind of fishy!!). Well, fish forms a staple part of our diet. Ever since we came over to the UK, salmon has been a great hit with all of us. Even the kids have no complaints about it . It is a great variety of fish, anyway. Apart from being loaded with oodles of healthy oils, it tastes great too. It has its own flavour and blends well with almost any other.

The above picture is of the dish that is going to be served for our dinner today, the recipe of which I would like to share. So, here goes-

What’s needed for salmon in potato and tomato gravy

4-5 medium sized potatoes, chopped, boiled and peeled.
1 onion,4 cloves of garlic and 1 inch piece of ginger, all blended together to make a paste
3 medium sized tomatoes, chopped
1 tsp turmeric powder
1 and a 1/2 tsp cumin powder
1 tsp cumin seeds
1 whole red chilli
2 bay leaves
1 tsp garam masala powder
salt to taste
4 tblsp cooking oil 1 and a 1/2 glasses of water

How to-

Boil the potatoes, peel and keep aside.

Heat the oil in a pan . Add a pinch of turmeric powder and salt to the fish and fry them. Drain the fish and keep aside.

In the same oil, add the cumin seeds, whole red chilli and the bay leaves. When it begins to crackle, add the onion, ginger and garlic paste. Add the tsp of turmeric powder and the cumin powder and fry in low heat.

When the water from the paste begins to evaporate and it becomes lumpy, add the tomatoes and cover the pan.

When the tomatoes lose their shape and the whole paste begins to separate from the oil, add the potatoes. Since the potatoes have been boiled already, they do not need to be handled for long. After giving it a stir, add about one and a half glasses of water. Add salt to taste. Increase the heat and bring the curry to a boil.

At this stage, add the fish and the garam masala powder and simmer for two to three minutes.

Remove from heat and garnish with coriander leaves.

Last, but not the least, serve hot with rice and a salad or raita!!

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