Fish with Moong Dal

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Total Time:
1.5 hours
Serves: 2
Nutrition facts:

240 calories, 9 grams fat

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

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Ingredients

  • 1 cup - moong dal
  • 2 - fish heads (preferably carp or red snapper)
  • 1 - onion, chopped finely
  • 1 - tomato, chopped finely
  • 1 tsp - garlic paste
  • 1 tsp - ginger paste
  • 2 - green chillies, chopped finely
  • 1 tsp- turmeric powder
  • 1 tsp - cumin seeds powder
  • 1 tsp - coriander seeds powder
  • 3 - dry red chillies
  • 2- bay leaves
  • 2 -cardamoms
  • 1/4 inch cinnamon
  • 4 - cloves
  • 3 - black peppers
  • 1 tsp - garam masala
  • 1 tbsp - lemon juice
  • A pinch of hing
  • Salt as per taste
  • Oil for frying

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.

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