Monday, 14 September 2015

Bhetki Malabar

Bhetki Malabar

Ingredients:1/2 kg Bhetki Fish (skin out) or any kind of fleshy fish
3 tbsp Kashmiri chili powder
1/2 tbsp coriander powder
1/4th tsp turmeric powder
3 small onion crushed or paste

2 garlic crushed or paste
1 inch ginger paste

4-5 pieces of medium kokum (kudampuli) or dried Garcinia
10-12 Curry leaves
3 tbsp of coconut oil or any vegetable oil
1/2 tsp mustard seeds
1/2 tsp fenugreek seeds
1/2 tsp powder fenugreek powder
salt to taste
handful of curry leaves

1 cup Coconut Milk
2 cups of water

Coconut oil -1 tsp

Soak the kokum pieces in 1/2 cup of warm water.

Take Bhetki Fish (skin out) and diced into medium cubes.

Now heat 3 tbsp refined oil in a wok. Add mustard seeds. Once it crackles, add the fenugreek seeds and curry leaves (5-6 pieces) and fry for few seconds.

 Add the crushed onions, ginger and garlic and fry for 4-5 minutes.
Add kashmiri chili powder, coriander, fenugreek powder and turmeric powder. Mix well and fry for 2 minutes. Don’t let it burn.
Now add in the fish pieces and sauté it very carefully on a low flame
Now add the kokum pieces and water. Add the remaining water also.
Mix well and cook till it starts boiling. Add salt to taste.
Once the fish gets cooked and the gravy gets a thick consistency, add the coconut milk and more curry leaves. Mix gently and cook for a minute and sprinkle 1-2 tsp coconut oil(optional).
Serve with the boiled kerala rice or white plain rice. Enjoy!!

Author : Manna Majumder
Recipe By : Manna Mjumder
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Bhetki Malabar making is very nice...interesting one :)
Nice blog… thanks for sharing this information with us....

Anonymous said...

Thanks for sharing this lovely recipe. I love to experiment with different recipes and different kinds of organic Indian spices and ofourse add my own flavour to it as well. Thanks again for taking time to share this - I will try cooking it this weekend.

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