Sinful Fish Curry

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Sinful Spicy Fish Curry
A spicy, authentic curry with Bhetki fish served with steamed rice is an ideal stress buste. Enjoy the classic creaminess of this dish with the full recipe on how to make sinful spicy fish curry streaming on

INGREDIENTS & METHOD: Bhetki /Barramundi Fish- 6 pieces | Onion- 2 medium sized (peel and cut into halves lengthwise) | Garlic- 8-9 cloves | Ginger paste- 1 tbsp | Dry red chilli- 2 (broken) | Bay leaf- 1 | Salt | Sugar- 1 tsp | Kashmiri mirch powder- 1tbsp | Green Chillies- 5-6 (slitted) | Turmeric powder | Cumin powder- 1 tbsp | Coriander powder- 1 tsp | Green cardamom- 4 (lightly crushed) | Cloves- 3-4 | Cinnamon- 1” (two pieces) | Mustard oil.

In a mixer/grinder add onion, garlic, green chillies and tomato. Grind until a smooth paste forms. Keep aside.
Rub salt and a 1/2 tsp of turmeric powder on the freshly washed pieces of Bhetki. Heat oil in a kadai/deep frying pan and shallow fry the fish. Remove and keep aside. In the remaining oil (5-6 tbsp oil should be there in the kadai, otherwise add some more oil) temper with red chilli, bay leaf, green cardamom, cloves and cinnamon. Sauté for few seconds, add the onion-chilli-garlic-tomato paste. Mix and fry for 1 minute. Add ginger paste, cumin powder, ½ tsp of turmeric powder, coriander powder, kashmiri mirch powder and salt. Mix well and fry till the oil separates from the masala (1-2 minutes max). Add 1 cup of water. Mix and give this a quick boil on high flame. Next to add the fish pieces. Mix, cover and cook on low flame until the raw smell of the masala goes (15-20 minutes max). Add sugar. Mix gently. Cook for 2-3 minutes more. Remove from heat and serve hot.

THE CHEF, Rituparna Mukherjee is a high school English Teacher in a reputed International school in Kolkata. Cooking is the hobby she has inculcated over the years and she enjoys concocting simple recipes that don’t take too much time to rustle up.

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