Fish in roasted moong dal gravy

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Total Time:
30-45 minutes
Serves: 4
Nutrition facts:

240 calories, 9 grams fat

Cuisine: Indian Recipe
Technique: Braise Recipe
Difficulty: Easy

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  • 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

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