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Fish Curry (Odia Style)

Fish Curry (Odia Style)
  1. Ingredients
  2. 500 g rohu fish(cut into round pieces)
  3. 2 potatoes peeled & cut into pieces
  4. 1/2 cup cauliflower florets
  5. 1 onion chopped
  6. 1 tomato chopped
  7. 1 tbsp onion paste
  8. 1 tbsp ginger garlic paste
  9. 1 1/2 tsp turmeric powder
  10. 1 tsp red chilli powder
  11. 1 tsp cumin powder
  12. 1 tsp coriander powder
  13. 1 tsp garam masala powder
  14. 1 tbsp chopped coriander leaves
  15. To taste salt
  16. 3 tbsp mustard oil
  17. 1 tsp sugar
  18. Steps

    1. Wash the fish well and marinate with 1 tsp turmeric powder and salt.
    2. Heat a skillet/ frying pan with 2 tsp oil. Spread it evenly. Gently place the fish pieces and shallow fry them from both sides until golden brown on a low medium heat. Remove and keep aside.
    3. In the same pan fry the potato and cauliflower florets by adding 1 tsp oil for 3-4 minutes. Keep them aside.
    4. In another pan heat remaining oil. Add in 1 tsp sugar. When sugar starts to caramelize add chopped onion. Fry onion till brown. Add red chilli powder, turmeric powder and saute for few seconds. Next add onion paste, ginger garlic paste, cumin powder, coriander powder and salt. Saute for a couple of minutes till oil starts to ooze out from the sides.
    5. Then add chopped tomato and cook till it is soft and mushy.
    6. Next add potato and cauliflower florets and saute for 2-3 minutes. Add 2 cups of water, cover and cook till potatoes are half done.
    7. Now add fish, stir well and cover it again. Cook till potatoes are completely done and the curry reaches a desired consistency. Add garam masala powder and chopped coriander leaves. Cover and turn off the flame.
    8. Serve fish curry hot with plain rice.

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