Fish with Moong Dal

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Total Time:
1.5 hours
Nutrition facts:

240 calories calories, 9 grams fat

Category: Festive Recipe
Cuisine: Indian Recipe
Technique: Braise Recipe
Difficulty: Medium

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How to Make Fish with Moong Dal

  • Wash the dal and soak for half an hour.
  • Pressure cook the dal (until 2 whistles) with 1/2 tsp turmeric powder.
  • Clean the fish heads and cut them into big pieces.
  • Marinate the heads with 1/2 tsp turmeric powder, salt and lemon juice.
  • Keep aside for 45 minutes.
  • Heat oil for frying. Deep fry the fish heads till they turn golden brown. Drain and keep aside.
  • Remove the oil from pan, retaining only approximately 3 tbsp of it.
  • Add hing, bay leaves, cloves, cardamoms, red chillies, and black pepper.
  • Add onion and fry till transparent.
  • Add ginger, garlic and green chillies. Simmer for 2 minutes.
  • Add chopped tomatoes and simmer for 5 minutes.
  • Add cumin powder and coriander powder.
  • Add fish heads and simmer till they crumble.
  • Add dal and 1 cup of water. Let it boil till the required consistency of curry.
  • Sprinkle garam masala. Serve hot with rice.