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Fish in roasted moong dal gravy Recipe

Fish in roasted moong dal gravy is a popular Indian Side Dish
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On :
Wednesday, 18 May, 2016
Category :
Non-Vegetarian Recipe
Course :
Side Dish Recipe
Cuisine :
Indian Recipe
Technique :
Braise Recipe
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Servings :
Serves 4
Rated 3 based on 100 votes


  • 1 lb - kingfish, cut into 2-inch fillets
  • 2 - medium-sized onions, chopped
  • 1-inch - piece of Ginger
  • 1 cup - moong dal, roasted
  • 1 tsp - Turmeric powder
  • 2 tbsp - Curd
  • 1/2 tsp - Sugar
  • Salt, as required
  • Oil, as required
  • Water, as required
  • 1 tsp - Garam Masala powder
  • 1 tbsp - Ghee/butter
  • Ingredients for seasoning:
  • 1 tsp - whole cumin
  • 2-3 - Bay Leaves
  • 2 - whole Red Chillies
  • How to Make Fish in roasted moong dal gravy:

    1. Wash the fish thoroughly.
    2. Apply a pinch of salt and turmeric and keep aside.
    3. Dry roast the moong dal, till it turns golden.
    4. Pressure cook the dal till half-cooked; keep aside.
    5. In a blender, grind the chopped onions and ginger to a fine paste.
    6. In a non-stick skillet, heat oil and shallow fry the fish till it turns golden brown on both sides.
    7. In the remaining oil, add the ginger and onion paste, 1 tsp turmeric and saute for a minute.
    8. Add curd, sugar and salt, and saute all the ingredients for a minute or two.
    9. Add the half cooked dal and sufficient water, and cook for 5 minutes on medium heat.
    10. Add the fish pieces and cook for another 5 to 7 minutes or until the mung dal and fish are fully cooked.
    11. In a small non-stick skillet, heat 1 tbsp ghee/butter and add cumin.
    12. When it starts to splutter, add the rest of the ingredients and saute well.
    13. Add the seasoning on the fish curry, and mix.
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