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Coriander Fish (Bharia Machli)

Cuisine: Indian
Type: Fish
Serves: 1 people

Recipe Ingredients

4 lbs 1816g / 64ozSole - flounder, rock cod, or any other white whole fish
8   Garlic
3   Hot chilies - (optional) (or cayenne)
1   Ginger
1   Coriander
1 tablespoon 15mlCoriander seeds
1 teaspoon 5mlBrown sugar
1 teaspoon 5mlTurmeric
1/2 teaspoon 2.5mlBlack mustard
1/2 teaspoon 2.5mlFenugreek seeds
1 tablespoon 15mlSalt
1/2 cup 118mlLemon juice
1/2 cup 118mlVegetable oil
2 cups 125g / 4.4ozChopped onion
1 cup 62g / 2.2ozChopped tomato
1/2 teaspoon 2.5mlGaram masala

Recipe Instructions

Preheat oven to 400F. Wash and pat fish dry. Sprinkle 1 t salt inside and set aside. Blend garlic, chili, ginger, 1/2 the coriander, coriander seeds, brown sugar, turmeric, mustard seeds, fenugreek seeds, salt and lemon juice until it all becomes a smooth paste (Add some water if needed).

Fry onions until they are soft and golden brown. Add the blended Masala and cook until most of the liquid is gone, and it starts to leave the sides of the pan. Add the tomatoes and Garam Masala. Fry for 2 minutes more and remove.

Coat one side of fish, stuff 1 1/2 cups inside. Close opening, spread the rest of the Masala over it. Cover tightly and bake for about 25 minutes. Grill for 1-2 minutes in the broiler, and sprinkle on the remaining coriander. Serve.

Indian Cooking, Khalid Aziz


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