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Friday, September 10, 2010

Kancha Illisi Tarkari

Its a rocking weekend. My mom-in-law is here and i am savouring every moment of it. It always nice to have a extra pair of hands helping me out in the kitchen. And it is even better if they happen to be much more experienced.

My mom-in-law happens to be a great cook and these days i am enjoying her preparations. The 'kancha maccha tarkari' happens to be her forte. So, here i am sharing this wonderful preparation with all -

Cooking Time Required: 1 hour
Cost of Preraration: 250-300 Rupees

Ingredients: Illishi/King Fish ( 600 gm ), Tomato ( 2 medium ), garlic ( 6-7 pods),onion ( 1 large ), green chilli ( 3-4 no), cumin seeds ( 1 tsp), mustard seeds ( 3 tsp ), finely cut coriander leaves ( 3-4 tbs), oil, curd ( 2 tsp ), turmeric powder ( 1 tsp), mustard oil ( 3 tsp ), salt.

Preparation: Grind the dry mustard and cumin seeds into a coarse powder. Add a little water, 2 green chillis and garlic pods. Grind into a fine paste. Keep aside.

Cut the onion and tomato into small pieces. Mince the coriander leaves into fine pieces.

Wash and clean the fish. Add the mustard-cumin-garlic paste, onion pieces, tomato pieces, corinder leaves, mustard oil, curd, turmeric and salt. Mix well and allow to marinate for 30 mins.

Cooking: Transfer the marinated contents into a pressure cooker. Add 1 cup of water. Allow for two whistles.

Remove from the fire and serve with rice.

1 comment:

  1. It has been quite some time, I had eaten Odisa style Ilish...will make tomorrow..In Bong style Onion or Garlic is not used in Ilish. The Burma, Thailand and even Arab people use Garlic , onion in Inlish.
    Very nice dish


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