Five Minute Fish!

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I love a good mutton biryani that’s been on the ‘dum’ for hours, but the truth is that food doesn’t have to be elaborate and time consuming to be tasty. A few simple, staple ingredients and 5 minutes is all you need for this yummy fish curry!

Seafood is something that I didn’t really like till I moved to Mumbai, and the Basa that I have used for this recipe is the perfect fish to start your orientating you palate with. A lot of my friends who don’t like fish, seem to enjoy Basa. Its very mild and doesn’t taste ‘fishy’. So all my dilliwala dosts, get some from your nearest Nature’s Basket! For everyone else, i’m sure the fish is available at your local supermarket – I believe its called the “Vietnamese River Cobbler” in the UK 🙂

Back to the 5 minute fish curry then:

Ingredients

1 basa fillet(about 300 gms)

2 medium onions – finely chopped

1 tsp Ginger Garlic Paste

1 big red chilli – thinly sliced (You can use any chili you like)

1 tsp mustard seeds

1 tsp mustard oil(or any vegetable oil will do)

1 cup Yogurt

Salt to taste

Method

  • In a pan, put in the oil and once it heats up, add the mustard seeds and ginger garlic paste.
  • When the seeds start crackling, add the onions and sliced chilli. Saute till the onions become translucent.
  • Add the salt, yoghurt and the fish. Cook till the fish becomes flaky (2-3 minutes)

Thats all!

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My husband and I both love mustard, so I added a dollop of Kashundi(A Bengali Mustard Sauce). You can try that out too. The end result is a light, fragrant and fresh fish curry that you can whip up in 5 minutes and enjoy with rice or roti.

So try it and I hope you enjoy it as much as we did.

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