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Pohola Maacha Tarkari

Fish is the best thing that you can eat, it is a good source of protein and omega 3. The smaller the fish the healthier it is. Now with all the Fukishima radiation news going on, we are becoming more and more skeptical about eating fish. As per my nutritionist, its safe to eat fresh water fishes like tilpia, carp and smaller fish. So don't give up this healthy food. 
Ingredients:
  1. Pohola Maccha: 2 whole gutted ( I used fresh herring)
  2. Onion: 1 medium finely chopped
  3. Tomatoes: 1 large chopped
  4. mustard seeds: 2 tsp
  5. cumin powder:1/2 tsp 
  6. coriander powder:1/2 tsp 
  7. red chillis :2 nos
  8. pancha phutana: 1/4 tsp
  9. red chilli powder:1/4 tsp 
  10. garlic flakes :7-8 
  11. turmeric: 2 tbsp
  12. oil : 6 tsp
  13. coriander leaves:1 tbs
  14. Ambula( dried mango): 1
  15. green chilli:2
  16. salt: as per taste
  17. Oil: 2-3 tbsp

Procedure:
Clean the fish throughly.
Add salt and 1/2 of the turmeric and keep aside for 5 mins.


Grind the red chillis, mustard seeds and the garlic flakes into a smooth paste.
Heat a flat pan. 
Add oil followed by the fish.
Fry lightly on both sides and keep aside.

In a kadhai heat about 1 tbsp of oil and add the pancha phutana. 
As the pancha phutana stops spluttering add the chopped onions and a pinch of salt and cook till the onion are translucent.
Add turmeric, red chilli powder and the tomato pieces.
Cook till tomato is mashy.
Add the mustard-garlic paste, cumin powder and coriander powder. 
Stir for 30-45 secs. 
Add 1 cup of water along with salt  to taste salt . 
Bring to a boil. 
Add the fried fish along with the slit green chillis, and ambula and allow to boil for 10 mins on low flame while stirring at intervals.
Remove from fire, sprinkle coriander leaves and keep aside for 5 mins.

Serve with rice and dal.
Till then Happy Blogging
Rakhee

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