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Bhapa Mach

Eating fish can provide an excellent source of Omega-3 fatty acids, vitamins and minerals. Fish is low-fat and is a good quality protein, filled with vitamins like riboflavin (Vitamin B2), which aids the body in the metabolism of amino acids, fatty acids, and carbohydrates and Vitamin D, which aids calcium absorption to help prevent osteoporosis. Fish is also rich in calcium and phosphorus and a great source of minerals, such as iron, zinc, potassium (a mineral needed for muscles, nerves, and fluid balance in the body), iodine, and magnesium.Fish is good choice for people with diabetes. The high protein supply aids in the regulation of blood sugar. Fish is a good low calorie, high protein choice to assist in weight loss.

And as I have already mentioned I love fish :)

Bhapa Mach is a renowned Bengali fish preparation, generally done with Hilsa as the base. Unfortunately I didn't have Hilsa at hand so tried this with Tilapia instead and it turned out pretty good.

Ingredients:

  • Fish : 500gms

For Marinade:
  1. Curd: 1 cup
  2. Mustard & Garlic Paste: 3 tbsp
  3. Green Chillies: 5-6 slitted
  4. Red Chilli Powder : 1 tsp
  5. Turmeric Powder: 1/2 tsp
  6. Salt : As per taste
  7. Oil : 2 tsp

Preparation:

Mix all the ingredients for the marinade except oil.
Marinate the fish in the mixture for 1/2 hour.
In a pan heat oil and add green chillies to it. Once the chillies stop spluttering and the marinated fish.
Mix nicely, cover and cook for 8-10 mins (Add little water if it becomes vey dry) till the fish is cooked and you have achieved the desired constancy for the gravy.
Done !!!!!!
Serve hot with boiled rice.....

Its the easiest fish recipe ever. So go on try it out and let me know.

Till then
Happy Blogging
Rakhee

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