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Fish Curry

We Oriyas love our fish. There are so many different fishes available in market and so many different ways to cook them. Here is one which is very common in our household, rohi (Rohu) macha tarkari.


  1. Rohi Macha: 1 whole fish cut into thin slices
  2. Potato: 1 large cut into 8 pieces
  3. Ginger-Garlic Paste: 2 tsp
  4. Tomato: 1 large finely chopped
  5. Onion: 1 medium finely chopped
  6. Cumin Powder: 1 tsp
  7. Coriander Powder: 1tsp
  8. Chilli Powder: 1-2 tsp
  9. Turmeric Powder: 2 tsp
  10. Salt : as per taste
  11. Oil: 3tsp
  12. Coriander Leaves: 1 tsp chopped for garnish.


Wash and clean the fish pieces add 1 tsp of salt and 1 tsp of turmeric powder and mix well and marinade for 10-15 mins.
In a pan heat 1 tsp of oil and fry the fish pieces a couple at a time till cooked through. It should take 10 mins to finish all the fish and potatoes
In a bigger pan heat rest of the oil and add finely chopped onion and a pinch of salt. Cook the onion till they turn transparent. Add red chilli powder and cook till the raw smell if gone. Be careful and don't burn the mix :).
Add ginger garlic paste, turmeric powder and cook for 5 mins till the raw smell is gone. Add the tomatoes, salt to taste, cumin powder and coriander powder, cover and cook till the tomatoes are mushy. 
Remove the lid and and cook the masala till oil oozes out. 
Add the potatoes to the masala and cook for 2-4 mins.
Add 1 cup of water and bring it to a boil.
Add the fried fish slices to the boiling gravy and cook for 5 mins or till desired consistency is achieved.
Garnish with coriander leaves and serve with steamed rice and side dish.

Do try this yummy recipe and enjoy with you family.

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