main course / SIDE DISH




  • Fish fillets cut into 2 inch pieces 400 grams (Boneless bhetki)

  • Juice of 1 lemon

  • Salt to taste

  • Turmeric powder 1/4 teaspoon

  • Red chilli powder 1 teaspoon

  • Ginger-garlic paste 1 tablespoon

  • Yogurt ½ cup + 1 tbsp

  • Cashewnuts-melon seeds 2 tablespoons

  • Oil 2 tablespoons

  • Green chillies roughly chopped 2-3

  • A few strands of saffron

  • For Masala –

  • Caraway seeds (shahi jeera) 1 teaspoon

  • Cinnamon sticks 2 one-inch pieces

  • Cloves 3

  • Green cardamoms 3-4

  • 2 onions boiled 
  • Chopped coriander


Step 1

Dry roast caraway seeds, cinnamon, cloves, black peppercorns and green cardamoms in a small non-stick pan till fragrant. Switch off heat, cool down to room temperature and grind to a fine powder.

Step 2

Put fish pieces in a bowl, add salt, lemon juice, turmeric powder, red chilli powder and ginger-garlic paste and mix well. Set aside to marinate for 15-20 minutes.

Step 3

Grind boiled onions to a smooth paste

Step 4

Fry the fish pieces on medium flame a little.

Step 5

Heat oil in another non-stick pan, add the green cardamoms,cinamon,cloves,roasted caraway seeds,onion ground paste and cashewnuts-poppy seeds paste and mix well. Add curd & mix well.Add green chillies,red chilli powder & mix well.Add ½ cup water and mix well and cook 5-7 minutes.Add salt.Add fried fish into gravy.Cook well.

Step 6

Transfer only the cooked fish pieces into a serving bowl.

Step 7

Strain the cooked gravy into a large bowl.

Step 8

Pour the strained gravy over the fish, garnish with chopped coriander and serve immediately.


                               SAYAN MAJUMDER…………


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