Thursday, 10 October 2013

Ilish er Malai curry (Hilsa fish malai curry)

Hilsa:2 pieces
Turmeric powder:1/2 tsp
Onion paste:1 tbsp
Chopped garkic:1/2 tsp
Ginger paste:1/4 tsp
Curd:1 tsp
Coconut milk(thick):1/2 cup
Grated coconut:1 tsp
Milk:2 tbsp
Coconut water:1/4 cup
Kashmiri red chilli(whole):2
Kashmiri red chilli powder:1/2 tsp
Cinnamon:1(1 inch)
Green cardamom:1
Bay leaf:1
Ghee:2 tbsp
Cream:1 tbsp
Sugar:1 tsp
Salt to taste

Heat ghee in a pan.
Rub hilsa pieces with salt & turmeric powder & fry in ghee till they turn golden.
Remove fish.
Temper whole garam masala,whole chillies & bay leaf in same ghee.
Add chopped garlic & fry till they turn brown.
Remove chopped garlic so that only flavour mixes with ghee.
Add onion & ginger paste with a tsp of sugar. & fry till ghee removes from sides.
Add curd,coconut milk,coconut water,salt & cook.
Add fish when gravy starts thickening.
Cook for 5 mins & add cream & cook for a minute.
Remove from flame.
Garnish with grated coconut & serve with rice or pulao.

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