Machha Haladi Pani

Machha Haladi Pani

Ingredients

  • 1 Tilapia (or any fresh water fish)
  • 1 big onion
  • 5 flakes of garlic
  • A small piece of ginger (1cm)
  • 1 ripe tomato
  • 2 fresh drumsticks (optional)
  • 1/2 cup chopped coriander leaves
  • 1 tbsp mustard seeds
  • 1/2 tbsp cumin seeds
  • 6 seeds of fenugreek (methi seeds)
  • 1 tsp turmeric powder
  • 2 tbsp refined oil
  • 2-3 green chillies (optional)

 

Cooking Method

  • Cut the fish into pieces including head and tail. Wash them to make them clean and place in a bowl. Drain the water completely.
  • Add 2/3 tsp of the Turmeric powder and Salt into the bowl. Mix it thoroughly and keep it aside.
  • Heat a frying pan and add 1 tbsp oil to fry the fishes till they look very light brown.
  • Cut Onion into thick slices. Crush the Garlic and Ginger.
  • Slit the Chillies and cut the Tomato into 6 pieces. If you have drumstick than cut them into 1 inch pieces and wash them.
  • Heat another deep pan, add rest of the oil into it. When the oil becomes hot, add Chillies, Mustard seeds, Cumin seeds and Fenugreek seeds (in order) into the pan.
  • After it stops crackling,, add Onion, Garlic and Ginger to it. Stir them occasionally. When Onion becomes slight red, ( you can add Drumstick now with rest of the Turmeric powder and allow the Drumstick to be cooked ) add rest of the Turmeric and Tomato pieces. Keep on stirring till Tomatoes leave water.
  • Put semi fried fish pieces into the pan and add little bit of salt (optional). Very carefully stir them so that the Onion, Garlic, Tomatoes etc. will be all over the fish but the fish pieces will remain intact. Cover the pan and leave it on minimum flame for 10 mins. Then add 1 small cup of water into it and make the flame high for 2-3 mins. Then put the chopped Coriander leaves and switch off the gas.