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Monday, January 7, 2013

Puti Maach er Jhal


Now that we all have wished each other Happy New Year and season's greetings and got down to the business of moving on with our daily lives , so I too have started to go along with the flow and resume my "Homemaker" duties. This word has polarized thoughts between most of Men and Women ( but let's not get into that this time). However, this very dish that I am about to post is such that only a person with a good amount of patience could pull it off as the cleaning of the fish takes time.

Ingredients:
250 gms Puti maach( Spotfin swamp barb)
2 medium sized Onions
2 Tomatoes
4-5 Green chillies
1/4 cup chopped Coriander leaves
1/2 tsp grated Ginger
1 tsp Turmeric powder
1 tsp Red chilly powder
1 tsp Kashmiri red chilly powder
Salt to taste
Mustard oil

Method:
Wash and clean puti fish (I have got 4" of puti variety here). Generally cleaning takes more time than cooking !! Sprinkle some salt, turmeric and chilli powder over fish pieces and keep aside for 10-15 minutes.
A dark spot is present at tip of tail of Puti fish

In between make a paste of onion, tomato and chilli in a blender. Heat mustard oil in a pan till it reaches smoking point and then turn off the flame. Allow it to cool down then again put the pan back on flame and fry fish in batches till they are just turn golden. Keep aside the fried fishes.


To make the gravy
In the same pan add mustard oil if required and add the onion paste. After frying for 2-3 minutes add all the dry spices, green chillies and stir well. Now sprinkle some water in the pan and cover. Don't leave it unattendant as it may get burnt easily. Again remove the lid and add just 1-2 tsp water, cover and cook. This step is called 'moshla bhaja'.  

By now you will see oil floating on the top and sides of pan. Finally add just 1/4 cup of water and give it a boil. Add chopped coriander leaves, cover and cook for 2-3 minutes. Remove from flame and serve it hot with steamed rice.

41 comments:

  1. ye to ekdum hudi baba ho gaya ... mujhse fish nai banta.. u shud give me some sessions...

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  2. Wow! Love this fishy dish! Looks tempting!

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  3. Have a rocking 2013 deepa and hugs to you :)

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  4. Dear Deepa
    Coming to your blogspot is like home coming after the Sahara exile ha ha .
    WIll read the missed ones , quickly.
    I like this recipe . I note , you havent used sorshe bata and will try thai ..if I dont get puti..I have some Mourola ..handy ..will use that ...
    Bhalo theko ...
    Kaku

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  5. ufff khabo ami. eirom kore kahono banaini. pelei namabo recipeta

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  6. This is really really tasty and right now I can eat it all!! Love the way the spice coat the fish!

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  7. Looks yummy ...lovely clicks Deepa :-)

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  8. Happy new year dear...wow! this looks yum...would love to have it with hot steaming rice.

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  9. ekthala bhaat er kicchu chai na go...darunnnn..

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  10. Delicious and tongue tickling!!!

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  11. That looks so delicious D! I love fish and this recipe is a keeper for sure.

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  12. I was reluctant coming here because the title promised fish And I get hungry. Curosity dragged me here and I am hungry.Grrrrrrrr! I want fish! Will eat in the canteen again tomorrow.

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  13. I love fish, this looks tempting and well cooked.

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  14. Love fish as anything,inviting.

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  15. Tempting and delicious fish..

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  16. My god,it's a torture for people like me who are fish savvy..Nice recipe Deepa. And loved the way you presented it !

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  17. very tempting and delicious with lovely clicks

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  18. Delicious!!

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  19. I am going crazy over this favourite of mine...puti macher Jhaal ... wow, my mouth is watering! Wonderful recipe and pictures!!

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  20. Hi Deepa, I thoroughly enjoy all your recipes - like I said before your pictures are so lovely - with each new recipe there's a new way of presenting the food! Superb! I particularly enjoy your traditional Bengali recipes and this one is one such recipe. I agree, fish takes so much time to clean but the end result is always finger licking good!! Just wanted to know if you don't cut the head portion, tail & fins also? how is the fish cleaned? All in all, great looking fish! Yum!

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  21. looks mouthwatering and tempting...
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  22. Just what I’m looking for post-holidays!

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  23. Lovely tiny fishes and such amazing preparation!!

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  24. Wow! i am just left speeechless with the presentation. amazing fish recipe. lovely clicks

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  25. Looks so delicious, and perfect...

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  26. Amar eta dekhe ekhuni flight dhore badi jete iiche hocche! Mukhe seriously jol eshe gelo.

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  27. Delcious fish curry, thanks for stopping by, happy to follow u!!!

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  28. Wow... where did you get the puti mach.. london e pai na... Thanks for visiting my blog and your comments...by the way i do keep coming back to your blog.. love your snaps and recipe.. i would want to follow you from my blog.. but do not know how to do that..tell me if you know! technology disability...

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  29. Finally following you here and also at networkblogger.....

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  30. FB te chobi dekhe -jibe jhol chilo :-) ..abaar dekhte ashlaam ..lobh sambhlate parchina ..went to grocery to find some small fish , pelaam na...This looks absolutely delicious Deepa...hugs and smiles

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  31. Ei Deepa, eirokom kore photo post koro na, dekhe thaki ki kore bolo to na kheye....amazing photography and will surely try it. Bookmarked dear.

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  32. How did I miss this! So amazing fish recipe. Great clicks.

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