Sunday, 28 September 2014

Zafrani Ilish(Saffron flavoured Hilsa)

Hilsa pices:4
Beaten curd:100gm
Saffron threads:1/2 tsp diluted in 1/2 cup of warm milk
Onion paste:2,medium
Turmeric powder:few pinches
Garlic paste:4 pods
Charmagaz seeds(Melon seeds) paste:2 tbsp
Poppy seeds paste:1 tbsp
Shah jeera:1/2 tsp
White pepper powder:1/2 tsp
Black pepper powder:1/2 tsp
Whole garam masala (cinnamon,cloves,cardamom):each 2
Green chili,slitted:4
Salt & sugar as per taste
Ghee:1/4 cup

Smear the fish pieces with salt and sugar.

Heat ghee and fry the fish pieces till they turn golden brown.

Keep them aside.

Temper the remaining ghee with shah jeera and whole garam masala.

Add onion-garlic paste and green chili and cook till ghee seperates from the sides.

Add charmagaz & poppy seeds paste,cook for few minutes.

Add beaten curd,both pepper powder with 2-3 teaspoons of water, salt and sugar.

Add saffron milk and cook for another 2-3 minutes.

Serve hot with steamed rice or polao.

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