Thursday, May 09, 2013

Dum Machhli

1/2 kilogram king fish or hamour cut into thick slices
1/2 teaspoon turmeric powder
1 tablespoon lemon juice
1 teaspoon salt
4 tablespoon oil plus extra for shallow frying
3 onions, chopped
1 tablespoon chopped ginger
1 tablespoon chopped garlic
1/2 teaspoon cumin powder
1 teaspoon mustard seeds
1 teaspoon red chili paste(blanch few whole dried red chillies and grind them into a paste)
1/2 teaspoon fenugreek seeds
1 1/2 cup yogurt, whisked
1 teaspoon garam masala powder
salt to taste

  • Marinate the fish with turmeric powder, lemon juice and salt for 30 minutes. Wash and pat dry.
  • Shallow fry the fish pieces on both sides until slightly golden and keep aside.
  • Heat 4 tablespoon oil in a pan. Splutter the mustard seeds. 
  • Add the onions and fry till pink.
  • Add the garlic and fry for a minute. Add the chili paste, cumin powder, ginger and salt. Saute for a minute.
  • Remove from flame and stir in the yogurt. Mix and return back to flame.
  • Stirring continuously cook for 3-4 minutes. Add the fried fish pieces and garam masala. Mix and cover with a tight lid. 
  • Cook on a very low flame for 8-10 minutes. Serve hot.


  1. was planning fish curry today. going with this recipe :-)

  2. Hey tried the curry. It was delicious. We loved it:)


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