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Fish Fry





500 gms

Mix all of the ingredients except fish. Paste this masala on the clean and sliced fish. Keep it for 10 to 20 minutes. Fry it in oil till it is brown.

Serve with sauce or any chutney.

Turmeric powder

½ tea spoon

Garlic paste

10 cloves

Red chilli powder

½ tea spoon

Lemon juice

½ tea spoon


to taste

Fish fry curry




Fried fish (same as Rec.No.1)

Take oil, allow it to warm, add onion and garlic, fry when it turns golden brown, add blended tomatoes & curd. Fry until it leaves oil. Now add salt, red chillies, garam masala. Fry again for 2 min. Add 1 glass of water. As the contents start boiling, add fried fish to it. Cook for 5-10 minutes.

Serve hot.


2 Large


10 pods


2 Large


1 bowl

Red chillies

½ teaspoon

Garam masla (cumin, pepper, & cardamom powder)

½ teaspoon


2 tablespoon


to taste

Fish masala curry




Fish dressed as for frying


Mix all the above ingredients together and boil till the gravy thickens.

The curry is ready to serve.

Sliced onion

3 desert spoon

Green chillies split

2 Nos.

Small variety garlic

9 pods

Ginger chopped lengthwise

2 tsp.

Medium sized ripe tomatoes

2(finely chopped

10 gms. tamarind extract in water

1 cup

Garam masala

1/2 tsp.


to taste

Fish Stew




1. Dressed fish pieces


Fry the maida in butter. Add milk and stir continuosly. Filter this and keep it on low flame. Till it attains a syrupy consistency. Mix coarsely powdered pepper to the syrup to make the white sauce ready.

Fry the second ingredients 2(a)-2(e) in oil and keep aside. Cook the fish in remaining oil with enough water, vinegar and salt. Add white sauce, and when the gravy thickens, remove it from fire.

The stew is seasoned with cooked carrots, beans and served.

2. Oil

2 desert spoon

a. Sliced onion

1/4 cup

b. Split green chillies

3 nos.

c. Ginger cut lengthwise

1/2 desert spoon

d. Garlic

8 pods

e. Kari patta


3. butter

1 tsp

4. Maida

1 desert spoon

5. Milk

½ cup

6. White pepper, coarsely ground

½ cup

7. Vinegar

1 desert spoon

8. Salt

to taste

Fish Thoran




1. Fish


Cook fish and remove skin and bones and mash. Fry mustard seeds and dal till the mustard bursts. Then add pepper powder sliced onion, green chillies and fry till it is brown.

Then add mashed fish and scrapped coconut and salt to taste.

Fry for a few minutes till water evaporates.

2. Coconut scrapped


3. Green chillies

5-10 in nos

4. Onion sliced


5. Ginger


6. Pepper powdered

½ tsp.

7. Mustard

1 tsp

8. Oil

2 desert spoon

9. Salt to taste

1 tsp.

10. Dal(black gram)

Fish Pappas




1. Fish (small pieces)

½ kg

Mix the 5th ingredient with little water and make into a paste. Fry mustard and fenugreek in oil, to it add ingredients 4(a)-4(d) and fry till golden brown. Saute the masala paste in the above oil. Add the sixth ingredients and allow to boil. To it add fish pieces and curry leaves. When it boils add salt. When the gravy thickens, simmer the flame and add the mixture of maida, milk and stir. Boil for 5 min. Serve hot.

2. oil

2 desert spoon

3 (a) Mustard

½ teaspoon

(b) Fenugreek

2 pinches

4 (a) Chopped onion

¼ cup

(b) Grated ginger

1 teaspoon

(c) Garlic

12 cloves

5 (a) Coriander powder

1 desert spoon

(b) Chilly powder

1 teaspoon

(c) Turmeric powder

½ teaspoon

6 (a) Water

1 cup

(b) Tamarind

10 gms.

7 (a) Kari patta


(b) Salt

1 teaspoon

8 (a) Cow’s milk

½ cup

(b) Maida

1 teaspoon

Stuffed Fish Fry




1. Medium sized fish


Wash and soak the grams in water overnight. Next morning, boil them in water. Mash coarsely. Grind ginger, garlic and coriander leaves to a paste. Fry all the above ingredients (except fish) until they absorb all the oil.

Clean, scale and gut the fish (remove gills and entrails). Then slit on one side and stuff the mixture into the fish. Tie with the thread and lightly brush butter all over. Place the fish on the invertible grill rack (facing upwards) and put the rack inside the grill chamber. Shut the glass door and turn the grill knob to sim position. Keep turning the fish till both sides are evenly browned. Remove the thread before serving.

2. Kabulichanna


3. Blanched, finely sliced almonds

60 gms

4. Sliced raisins

60 gms

5. Green chillies


6. Oil

2 tablespoon

7. Ginger

1 piece

8. Garlic

4 cloves

9. Salt

to taste

10. Chilli powder

to taste

11.A big bunch of coriander leaves


Fish kababs




1. Minced fish

1 Kg

2 eggs –chopped onions 7green chillies

grind ingredients1-11. Add 2 glasses of water and boil. Simmer till water is completely absorbed and kheema is tender.

To make kababs

add two raw eggs to the above made paste and mix. Shape into small flattened balls or kababs. Fill with the finely chopped onions and green chillies.

Deep fry till golden brown. Serve hot with chutney and lemon twists.

2. Channa dal

¼ Kg

3. Garliic

15-20 cloves

4. Cardomom (elaichi)


5. Cinnamon (dalchini)

Two 1" pieces

6. Cumin (jeera)

1 tbs

7. Ginger


8. Onion

2 large ones

9. Pepper corns

8 nos.

10. Red chillies

10 nos

11. Cloves


12. Salt

to taste

Fish cutlets





1 Kg

Cooked the minced meat with salt and turmeric powder. Cook the potato, peel, smash it and mix with the cooked meat. Slice the onion and green spices, mix it with pepper powder, chilly powder and spices mixture. Mould it according to required sizes and batter it in the battering mixture containing egg, water and maida. Bread the battered cutlets and deep fry it in oil. Serve hot with tomato sauce.


500 gms.




50 gms

Green chilly

40 gms

Curry leaves

A few

Turmeric powder

1 teaspoon

Pepper powder

1 teaspoon

Chilly powder

100 gms

Spices mixture

40 gms

Groundnut oil

80 gms



Bread powder 100 gms

100 gms


50 gms


20 gms

Fish Pickle




Fish meat

1 Kg.

Mix the fish meat with pepper powder, salt &turmeric powder and keep aside for half an hour half part of chilli powder, garlic & ginger is ground & kept aside. Fry minced meat in oil. In the remaining oil, semi-fry the remaining part of chilli powder, garlic, ginger, mustard seeds & green chillies together with already ground masala. Add vinegar and fenugreek seeds. Mix the fried fish & allow the contents to simmer for five minutes. Let it cool before bottling.


500 gms

Green chillies

100 gms


50 gms

Mustard seed

50 gms

Chilly powder


Haldi (turmeric powder)



150 gms

Pepper powder

50 gms


400 ml

Fenugreek (methi)

25 gms


Fishy Affairs By Rupali Dean

Fish, due to its high protein content, tops the list of healthy meats. There are more than 52 species of edible fish, apart from shellfish, freshwater fish or cured fish, and many more ways of cooking it even though many of us, specially in the north, still fight shy of preparing it at home. Boiling, poaching, streaming, frying, grilling, braising, baking and rosting are some common cocking techniques for fish. Since, fish is relatively easier to cook-it takes much less time be careful not to overcook. The best way to check when done is to pierce the thickest part with a skewer (no fork!); the flesh should be opaque and part easily from the bone. The coastal regions are spoilt for choice, though in the north the best fish to use is the river sole.

Fish is seasonal and best in winter when it has had time to recover from spawning interestingly, and months is that the month should have an “r”. January through April and September through December. Fish falls into two main categories: flat and round. Flat fish live at the bottom of the ocean buried in the sand. They include lemon coastal sole, turbot, halibut etc. Flat fish are thin and should not be cooked on the bone. Round fish swim huge distance to feed, mate and spawn. It has large chunks of delicious flesh, fantastic for fillets or steak. Round fish include reef cod, Norwegian salmon, sea bass etc.

When buying fish, avoid anything pre-packaged as it may have absorbent paper in the bottom of the tray, which can suck moisture from the flesh. Ensure that the fish hasn’t been fresh-frozen and then defrosted, because the cells expand when a fish is frozen and on deforesting they collapse as a result forcing out water. The best fish would have eyes, which are clear, and gills that are moist. The skin should shimmer-beware of fish with rainbow hue though, which is a sign of its being old and passing its prime. Finally, near buy a fishy smelling fish.

Grilled fish with hers butter

(Makes 1)

Fish fillet (Sole): 300 g; white pepper; to taste; salt; to taste; olive oil; 30 ml; lemon juice; 30 ml; broccoli (cut into florets); 40 g; carrots (turned or sliced) potatoes (turned or sliced); 60 g; For the herb butter (Makes about 12 portions; use about 40 ml for one portion): butter: 375 g, white wine: 50 ml; Lemon juice; 50 ml: onion (chopped finely): 100 g; Thyme (chopped finely): 10 g; rosemary (chopped finely): 10 g: basil (Chopped finely): 10 g: parsley (Chopped finely): 10 g.


For the herb butter

  • Reduce the chopped onions with white wine and lemon juice;
  • Cool;
  • Mix the chopped onions with herb and soft butter, mix well, roll in a butter paper and refrigerate.

For the Fish

  • Clean the fish, marinate with salt, peeper, olive oil and lime juice;
  • Steam vegetables and toss in butter;
  • Heat butter in a pan;
  • Grill the fish over medium heat on both sides;
  • Arrange on a plate and serve with the vegetables and herb butter.

Fish Fingers (Make 4)

Fish fillet (river sole) cut into fingers: 500 g: eggs: 1 no; French mustard paste: 15 ml: flour: 30 g: Salt to taste, pepper: to taste: lemon juice: 20 g: fresh crumbs: 250 g: oil: to fry.


  • Marinate the fish fingers with lemon juice, salt, peeper and mustard:
  • Keep refrigerated for two hours;
  • Put the egg and flour, Mix well and keep aside;
  • Make sure the marinade along with the egg, flour and lemon juice makes a thick better and thinly coasts the fish fingers;
  • Remove fingers one by one, make sure the batter is uniformly coasted androll in the crumbs. Fry in moderately hot oil till golden brown and crisp;
  • Remove on an absorbent kitchen towel. Serve hot with tartar sauce.

Tip: For enhanced flavour, mix roasted sesame seeds in the crumbs.

Food talk

Fusion fish

Pushpesh Pant brings a recipe from Port Blair which combines other familiar flavours

There was a time when the name Andaman struck terror in the heart. This was kaala paani — the dreaded penal island across dark waters that guaranteed only one-way passage to the convicts. The rustling sea breeze whistles devilishly ‘Abandon hope all you enter here’. Countless patriots, the best and brightest of their generation, perished here, their spirit unbroken and with Vande Mataram on their lips till the last breath.

But today Port Blair is among popular tourist destinations in the country. The Cellular Jail bears eloquent testimony to an era gone by. The demographic profile of these islands reflects an interesting blend. Many locals are descendents of freedom fighters deported from different regions of the mainland. They are no longer Punjabi, Bengali, Malayali, Bihari, Madrasi, Rajasthani or Pathan. Andaman has served as a unique melting pot.

People from Bengal and Kerala communicate with each other happily in Hindi. They also relish dishes alien to their own (traditional household) recipes. We discovered the many charms of post-tsunami kaala paani during a recent trip. It was a great relief to be liberated from the tyranny of tandoori tikka and udupi tiffin. We are sure that these tourist traps must be lurking somewhere but we are happy that their sight did not blight our pleasure. In a small roadside eatery, we found fish Nikobari on the menu. Intrigued by the name, we ordered it immediately. The base was Bengali, the gravy over- laden with coconut owed much to Kerala and the frying of the fish before it was drowned in the creamy sauce brought to mind elements of Amritsari macchi. Who doesn’t know that the north Indians dwelling far from the seaboard don’t actually like to taste fish. What must register on his or her palate is the familiar spice. A good dose of onion garlic ginger pastes provided strong evidence that a hand other than from Nicobar had wielded the ladle in the kitchen. Who are we to complain? The recipe aspires to rekindle nostalgia and local mystique. It is well worth a try. Jai Hind.



Fish (preferably boneless bekti/
surmai cut in large chunks) 1 kg
Onion-garlic paste 2 tbsp
Ginger paste 1 tsp
Grated coconut
(desiccated may be used instead) 2 tbsp
Whole red chillies
(soaked in water and ground to paste) two
Bay leaf one
Haldi powder ½ tsp
Dhania powder 1 tsp
Jeera powder 1 tsp
Coconut milk
(thick extract/fresh or reconstituted from powder) ½ cup
Green chillies
(chopped for garnish) two
Oil to deep fry fish and stir fry the masala
Salt to taste

Heat oil in a karahi. When it reaches smoking point, lower flame and fry fish pieces in batches till rich golden brown. Remove and place on kitchen towels to remove excess fat. Heat a little oil in a thick-bottomed pan and place the bay leaf in it. When it changes colour, add the onion garlic and ginger pastes and stir-fry on medium flame. When it changes colour to pink, add the chilli paste along with powdered spices dissolved in a little water to avoid burning. Continue stirring regularly. Add salt, reduce heat to low and carefully stir in the coconut milk ensuring it doesn’t curdle. You may add a little warm water to it. Bring to boil and reduce to simmer. Carefully place the fried fish and cook for five minutes or less till the gravy is of thick sauce like consistency. Garnish with green chillies and serve.

Courtsy:-:- The Tribune June 22, 2008 Spectrum

the Punjabi way

Pushpesh Pant dishes out tomato-based prawn makhni masala

PRAWNS are quintessentially seafood for most of us who dwell in the hinterland. Lobsters, crabs, squids are much too exotic what to speak of octopus and the rest. Oysters and mollusks are nice to look at but there are few landlubbers who can muster courage enough to suck the tasty morsels.

Even, sea fish is not favoured by those brought up on fresh river produce like rohu. When we were children and had just made acquaintance with crustaceans, what mattered most was the size. Jumbo prawns golden fried in the pretentious Chinese eatery seemed most desirable. The dish was the most expensive one on the menu and this meant that the mouth-watering offering couldn’t be indulged in often. It was saved for special occasions. It was many years later that one could discriminate between shrimps of different ilk. Size doesn’t matter in this case. On the contrary, the smaller, jhingri tastes far better. Even B-grade prawns put to shame the much-touted ‘tigers’. But we digress.

What concerns us here is the recipe. Some prawn lovers insist that to enjoy this fruit of the sea, it is imperative that there is least interference with nature — minimal cooking, and just a whiff of spicing. This is the school of thought that is happiest with shrimp cocktail, seafood salad etc. Those who are addicted to chilly vinegar-laced Govan balchao can come to blows when asked to concur with such blasphemy. We have come across myriad delicacies, subtle and robust, based on prawns from refreshingly light peppery to cheesy tandoori sparklers, classical dab chingri or mild coconut milk gravy based darlings — all equally satisfying. Buttery loabdar prawns have seldom tempted us. It was only recently that a makhni masala — tomato-based recipe served at a friend’s house forced us to reconsider our opinion. Our hostess, an unabashed Punjabi food lover, scoffed at our pretensions and said we were passing off prejudices as reasoned opinions. The guests all slurped and burped. No one touched the healthier grilled chicken or baked fish that was on the table. So here it is dear friends prawn masala Punjabi.

Chef’s corner


Prawns (C grade, shelled and de-veined) 500 gm

Garlic paste 1 tsp

Ginger paste 1 tsp

Tomato puree (4 tbsp, if using fresh) 2 tbsp

Kasoori methi (crushed) 1 tsp

Sugar 1/4 tsp

Butter 2 tbsp

Salt to taste


Wash and pat dry the prawns. Heat the butter in a non-stick pan. Add the garlic and ginger paste and briskly stir-fry for about thirty seconds. Put in the prawns and continue frying on medium flame till the prawns change colour and curl up. Remove the prawns and keep aside to avoid over cooking. Put in the tomato puree along with the sugar, salt and kasoori methi in the pan. Reduce heat and simmer for about five minutes. Stir constantly. Add the prawns simmer to warm. Serve hot with phulka or steamed rice.

The Tribune, Spectrum Sunday, November 9, 2008

Trout with Almonds #3 (microwave) recipe Ingredients

(Whole fish cook beautifully in a microwave oven and there is less chance of the fish falling apart. They stay moist and flavourful too)

120 g (4 oz) butter
60 g (2 oz) flaked almonds
4 even-sized trout, cleaned
Lime slices or wedges


1. Preheat a browning dish according to the manufacturer’s instructions. Add half the butter and heat until beginning to brown.
2. Add the almonds and stir to brown slightly Remove the almonds and the browned butter to a dish and set aside.
3. Pat the trout dry. Reheat the browning dish. Melt the remaining butter and, when very hot, add two of the trout and cook on HIGH for 2 minutes.
4. Turn the trout over and cook for a further 2 minutes. Reposition the trout occasionally during cooking. Repeat with the remaining two trout.
5. Serve the trout topped with the almonds and any remaining butter. Garnish with watercress and lime.

Courtesy cookitsimply

Fish fervour

Pushpesh Pant brings us the magic of the healthy pan-seared or grilled machhali ki katali

WE have made this confession before and are not shy to repeat it once more that we discovered the joys of fishy repast much too late in life and never lose an opportunity to make amends. The notorious ‘bones’ scared us in childhood and hypochondria kept us off this healthy food in adolescence — avoid fish in months that don’t have the letter ‘R’ in their name etc.

Only with the onset of middle age and in company of Bengali and Coastal Kannadiga, Govan and Malayali friends we learnt what we had been missing. Scales fell from our eyes and we began appreciating even the strong smelly species. Often the smell teases and prepares the palate for what is to follow.

Remember the mythical King who traded his throne to marry Matsyagandha — a beauty who exuded an aroma like a fish — mermaid if you please — and could be ‘smelt’ from hundreds of leagues away. But we digress.

The long and short of this is that a whole new world opens up when you stop worrying about disguising the smell of a particular fish or to douse its intrinsic taste with a strong masala that makes everything tastes the same.

The aficionados the world over kiss to make their fish a bliss. Different spices — often minimal — combined with least intrusive cooking-steaming or pan searing wrapped in leaf or gently simmered in stock works magic. For us, the nutritional aspects are a bonus and the quick cooking of the fish is sheer delight.

We have made it a habit to have at least two meals a week when fish is the main course. And let’s assure you we don’t binge on fried Amritsari or Awadhi Kaliya. (Fish fingers, naughty things, do curl up and lead us astray once in a while but we manage to resist most of the time and stay faithful to recipes like the healthy pan-seared or grilled machhali ki katali that we share with our readers this time.

MacHhali ki katali


Fish darnes/fillets (any preferred

fish with firm flesh) 400 gm

Lemon juice 1 tbsp

Honey 1 tsp

Black peppercorns (coarsely and freshly pounded) ½ tsp

Dried mint powder ½ tsp

Oil 2 tbsp Salt

Wash and pat-dry the fish. Mix the lemon juice with honey and salt. Sprinkle over the fish ensuring that it is well coated with the mixture and keep aside for an hour.

Line a non-stick pan with a thin film of oil and heat on a medium flame. Carefully place the fish on it and pan-grill for 2-3 minutes on each side. Sprinkle the pepper and mint just before serving.

Serve with slices of slightly roasted or fresh tomatoes.

Courtesy The Tribune Spectrum, November 15, 2009

Fish on the tawa

EVERYONE — that is everyone who eats fish — has his favourite fix — a special ingredient sarson, ajwain, methi, imli, green chilli-coriander-mint paste or a cooking technique — frying, steaming, pan grilling — that brings the best out in the jal ki rani. Some like it grilled in tandoor, others prefer her draped in banana leaf; there are those who can’t do without bones to chew and countless are fish lovers who can only lavish affection on boneless avatar. Batter — besan or egg — has its own attraction. Kebab, kofta and biryani are rarer but fish cakes of Thai lineage are relished by quite a few.

Then there are khatti machhali, khat mitthi machhali and the exotic musallam and mahi zamidoz from Hyderabad and Awadh that continue to delight. In the hill villages of Uttarakhand, they believe a dash of lemon juice keeps the fish pieces intact — little goes a long way in watery piquant soup and on the western seaboard, a hint of vinegar is not taboo and both in Goa and Mangalore red chilli paste and coconut adorn the fish. It is not easy to make up your mind about what would you like to order or cook.

We consume and are consumed by everything fishy. Our affair with the Pisceans started rather late in life but to tell you the truth, we are more partial to the boneless river variety sole. Chef Manish some time ago, working at the Oriental Octopus, regaled us with a steamed sole in lemon sauce that verged on the sublime and makes us not drool but sigh even now. Nor can we resist a fish tikka whenever it is encountered. The pity is that the fish, far more delicate than the chicken, is often indifferently spiced and comes out poorer after the brutal fire ordeal in the tandoor. This is the reason we tinkered on the tawa till the recipe for tawa machhi tikka was to our mind perfected.

It is not only very easy to cook but also is guaranteed to dazzle.

Tawa machhi tikka

Machhali tawa tikka is not only easy to cook but is also sure to tickle the tastebuds


Sole (boneless fillets

cut into large chunks) 400 gm

Garlic-ginger paste 2 tsp

Green chilli paste 1 tsp

Lemon juice 1 tsp

Salt to taste

Oil 1tsp

Wash and pat dry the fish tikka. Prepare a marinade by mixing garlic-ginger paste, lemon juice, green chilli paste, along with salt. Apply gently to the fish and keep aside for about an hour in a cold place. Line a non-stick frying pan or shallow karahi. Put the fish in it when the oil is hot. Cook covered for 6-7 minutes — a little over three minutes on each side turning carefully once ensuring that the fish doesn’t break. Enjoy hot. (If you prefer other fish you may substitute it for sole). Mark our words, this recipe works best when nothing is added or subtracted. Stay with firm white fish of best quality and let it talk.

Courtesy: The Tribune, Spectrum, Sunday, May 9, 2010 Pushpesh Pant  

Fish filler

THE tawa is a greatly under-rated piece of kitchen equipment. Most of us think that the poor iron griddle is just good enough to make roti and parantha on. In South India, a special tawa is used to prepare dosa and the virtuoso breadmakers in Awadh and Delhi, Bhopal and Hyderabad reverse it to delight the diners with roomali roti or ulterior tawe ke partake and true that some maharaja use it to serve an assortment of seasonal vegetables in different spices and once in a while the taka-tin symphony attracts us to tawe ke tikke but that’s about all. The cast-iron Cinderella remains humbly invisible.

Seldom do we notice that it is the tawa that provides an unending supply of tikki and pav bhaji masala. But there is no need to beat around the bush. What has triggered this stream of consciousness is a mouth-watering, lip-smacking delicacy we tasted in Chennai recently.

In a small eatery off San Thome, we were served a bass fish that was tawa-fried. Fried, perhaps, is to put it a bit sternly, the highly spiced bass was more of a pan-grilled rendering. There was just a hint of batter that gave it a texture of very lightly crumbed. The fillets were succulent and one could taste the freshness of the fish.

It remained pleasantly firm and had a healthy scarlet blush on the exterior. The crust was dark brown and crisp and the joy of discarding the knife and fork and enjoy the dish using one’s fingers was sheer bliss. The fish flakes tasted divine, and paired with the green salad, which served as the bed, made a beautifully balanced meal.

Machhi Tawa Fry

Fish fillet bass or any firm fish 500 g

Garlic-ginger paste 1 tbsp

Lemon juice 1 tbsp

Red chilly powder1/2 tsp

Turmeric powder1/2 tsp

Pepper powder1/2 tsp

Coriander powder 1tsp

Cumin powder 1tsp

Rawa suji 1/4 cup

Oil 2 tbsp

Salt to taste

Wash and pat dry the fillet. Prepare the marinade with all ingredients, except oil and suji. Smear the fish well with the marinade, massaging gently and keep aside for an hour. Line a non-stick pan with oil. Heat on medium flame.Remove the fish fillets from marinade dust with suji and carefully place on the pan. Grill for about eight minutes turning once to ensure that both sides are evenly cooked. Press gently with wooden spatula while grilling. Serve on a bed of green salad.

Courtesy: The Tribune, Spectrum, Sunday, Pushpesh Pant Sunday, April 17, 2011

Bhapa Mach


·         Medium size pieces of fish

·         Salt (to taste)

·         1 tsp turmeric powder (chopped)

·         2 tsp mustard oil

·         1 grated onion

·         2 broken red chilies

·         ½ tsp garam masala  powder

·         ½ cup water



1.    Wash fish and apply salt and turmeric and keep for 10 min.

2.    Put oil, onion, red chili in a microwave safe bowl and cook for 2 min. at 100% power. Stir in between.

3.    Add garam masala water, fish in it and microwave covered for 7-8 at 80% power. Stir in between

4.    Serve hot with boiled rice.


Prawn Malai Curry



·         500 gm prawns (de-veined and washed)

For marinade

·         2 tbsp mustard sauce

·         ½  cup of coconut milk

·         ½ cup of curd (beaten)

·         1 tbsp oil

·         1 tsp red chili powder

·         Salt (to taste)


1.    Mix all the ingredients of the marinade (except oil) and add prawns to it. Mix it well and keep for ½ an hour

2.    In a microwave safe bowl heat oil at 100% power for 30 sec.

3.    Add marinated prawns. Cover and microwave at 60% power for 7-8 min. Stir once in between

4.    Allow to stand (covered) for 5 min.

5.    Serve hot with plain boiled rice

 Goan Fish Curry


·         500 gm fish fillets (cut into 2”pcs)

·         125g onion

·         4-6 flakes garlic

·         1” piece ginger

·         4 green chili

·         1tbsp coriander seeds

·         4 dry red chilies

·         2 tbsp cumin seeds

·         150 ml. coconut milk

·         1 ½ tbsp tamarind paste

·         ½ tsp turmeric powder

·         Salt to taste

·         2 tbsp oil


1.    Dry roast the coriander seeds, cumin seeds and dry red chilies. Cool add a little water and grind to a fine paste

2.    Grind the onion ginger and garlic using just enough water to a paste

3.    Heat oil in a dish on 100% power for 1 min. Add the onion paste and microwave on 100% power for 4 min. Stir once during cooking

4.    Add the fish and microwave partially covered on 60% power for 5 min.

5.    Finally, add the coconut milk and tamarind paste dissolved in a little water and microwave on 60% power for 2 min. mix

6.    Allow to stand covered for 5 min. before serving.

Fish Fingers


·         500 g  boneless fish (cut into 1cm thick fingers)

·         1 egg

·         50gm bread crumbs

·         1tbsp plain floor

For marinade

·         1 tsp Salt

·         1 tsp chat masala powder

·         ½ tsp garam masala powder

·         1 tbsp lemon juice

·         ½ tsp red chilli powder

·         oil for brushing


1.    For marinade, mix chat masala, garam masala, red chilli powder, salt, and lemon juice

2.    Apply this mixture on fish fingers and keep aside for ½ an hour

3.    Make a paste of this neaten egg. flour and salt

4.    Dip the marinade fish fingers in this paste and roll them in the bread crumbs. Preheat the oven on convection at 230°C keep the fish fingres on microwave safe flat dish on the high rack.

5.    Bake at 230°C for 15-20 min. till golden. Change the postion in between. Also, brush with oil.

6.    Serve hot with chutney/sauce and salad.

Nisteachi Coddi


·         5 dry red chilli (Kashmiri)

·         ¾ coconut  grated

·         1 tsp cumin seeds

·         1 tbsp corriander seeds

·         1½ cups water

·         4 tbsp vegetable oil

·         1 large (150gms) onion grated

·         ½ tsp turmeric powder

·         1 spring curry leaves

·         2 medium tomatoes blanched and chopped

·         4 green chillies slit

·         15 gms. tamarind soked in ½ cup of hot water for 15 min. and pulp extracted

·         1 tbsp salt

·         2 medium pomfert cleaned and cut into 2½ cm. thich pieces



1.   Grind togather red chillies, coconut, cumin and coriander seeds into a paste, adding a little water (1/4 cup) from time to time.

2.  Heat oil in cooker for 2 mint. Add onion and fry till golden brown.

3.  Add coconut paste and turmeric powder. for till oil shows separatly. styring constantly

4.  Add curry leaves, tomatoes and 1¼ cup water. cook till tomatoes are pulpy, stirring occasionally.

5.  Add green chillies, tamarind pulp, salt and remaining water. Bring to boil. Add fish stir carefully.

6.  Close cooker.Bring to full preassure on high heat. Reduce heat and cook for 2 mint.

7.  Remove cooker from heat. Release preassure with slight lifting  of vent weight.

8.  Open cooker. Serve hot.

Courtesy: Panasonic Cooking Microwave Recipe Book



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