Showing posts with label Rahu fish. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Rahu fish. Show all posts

Monday 4 June 2018

Adda ar Jeere Bata Diye Ruhi Maccher Jhol

As this summer is unbearable and going to the kitchen and cooking becomes difficult, here is a traditional simple Bengali recipe made with Rohu Fish and vegetables. The light - thin gravy is flavoured with ginger and cumin paste. You can add other vegetables like cauliflower, carrot, raw papaya, green peas,  broad beans and pointed gourd too. You can also add bori to your jhol. Serve the jhol with hot steaming rice and a piece of lime.

6 pieces of Ruhi Maach marinated with salt and 1/2 tsp Turmeric powder 
1 bowl of mix Vegetables - 1 Potato, 1 small size Brinjal, 1 Raw Banana, 1 Tomato cut into wedges and 1 Drumstick cut into pieces 
1 Green Chilli slit
1 tsp Panch Phoran
2 to 3 Bay leaves 
Salt to taste
1/2 tsp Turmeric powder 
For the paste - 1 small piece of Ginger, 1 tsp Cumin seeds and 1 Green Chilli ground into a paste with 3 to 4 tsp water
1/2 cup Mustard Oil

Take oil in a wok, let the oil heat up. Fry the marinated fish until golden brown from both the sides. Remove the fish and keep it aside. In the same oil add panch phoran, bay leaves and green chilli. Let it sauté for a minute. Add the vegetables, stir and cook for a minute. Add the ginger - green chilli and cumin seeds paste. Stir and cook for 2 minutes. Add the salt and turmeric powder. Continue to cook for another 2 minutes. Add 3 cups of water, cover the wok and cook till the vegetables are tender. Open the lid, add the fish and cook for another 2 minutes. Switch of the flame. Serve it with hot steamed rice. 

Saturday 23 April 2016

Fish Egg Omelette Singaporean style...

Fish Egg Omelette Singaporean style...

Recently during my visit to Singapore, I had this amazing Oyster Omelette in one of the Hawker centre. Though it was delicious, but oily. Back home I wanted to desperately make this dish, I could not get Oyster... so tried to be a bit innovative... I had Rohu fish eggs which I used in place of Oyster.
For Fish Egg Omelette
1 bowl of Rohu Fish Eggs
3 Eggs
4 Garlic cloves finely chopped
1 Spring Onion chopped
2 tbsp  Cornflour
1 tbsp  Rice flour
1 tbsp Soy Sauce
1 tbsp Oyster sauce
1 tbsp Rice wine
Salt to taste
1/4 tsp Pepper powder
2 tbsp Oil
Few Coriander Leaves for Garnishing

Wash the Fish eggs and drain well. Mix both cornflour and rice flour together with 8 tbsp of  the water to make a thin batter. Heat a large heavy frying pan until very hot and add 1 tbsp oil and spread it. Pour in the batter and cook  until the batter is half set. Add the eggs and spread it on the batter. When the eggs are almost set, cut the Omelette into pieces and set it aside on the pan. Pour the remaining oil and fry the garlic for a few seconds. Add the soy sauce, wine, salt and pepper. Add fish eggs  and cook for 2 minutes. Mix in the egg Omelette and spring onions. Garnish with coriander leaves  and serve hot with Chilli sauce.

Chilli Sauce
4 Red Chillies
4 Garlic clove
1 piece of Ginger
2 tbsp Vinegar
1/2 tsp Sugar
Salt to taste
3 tbsp Water

Add all the above ingredients in a blender, blend it till fine paste.

Thursday 21 April 2016

Ruhi Maccher Aloo diye Jhol / Light Gravy with Ruhu Fish and Potato

Ruhi Maccher Aloo diye Jhol 
Light Gravy with Ruhu Fish and Potato  

Bengalis love Jhol to have it with hot steam rice. Jhol are usually light, liquid gravy. Jhol can be made with fish, meat or vegetables. The Jhol ingredients can vary according to the recipe. Here today I have made Jhol with fish and potatoes. Other vegetables can be added as per the availability.   

For the Fish Fry
5 to 6 pieces of Rahu Fish 
1/4 tsp Turmeric powder
Salt to taste
1/4 cup Mustard oil 

Marinate the fish with salt and turmeric powder for 10 minutes. Heat the mustard oil till smoking point. Lower the heat. Fry the fish till brown on both the side. Take it out on an absorbent paper. 

For the Gravy 
Fried Fish 
2 medium size Potatoes cut into wedges 
2 medium size Tomatoes cut into wedges
2Green Chillies slit 
2 tbsp Garlic, Ginger and Chilli paste  ( 3 Garlic cloves, 1 small piece Ginger and 2 Green Chillies)  
1/4 tsp Nigella Seeds 
1/4 tsp Turmeric powder
Salt to taste 
2 tbsp Mustard Oil 
2 tbsp Coriander leaves chopped

Use the same wok in which the fish was fried, take out the extra oil and keep 2 tbsp oil in the wok. Heat the oil, add Nigella seeds and green chillies. Saute it for a minute. Add the potatoes, stir fry for 2 minutes, add the ginger garlic chilli paste. Saute it for 3 minutes. Add the salt and turmeric powder, stir for a minute. Add the tomatoes. Saute it again for 2 minutes. Add 2 1/2 cups of water. Let it boil and then let it simmer till the potatoes are cooked. Add the fish and simmer for 2 minutes. Switch of the flame. Sprinkle coriander leaves. Serve with hot steam Rice.