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Tomato Fish ~ Punjabi Version !

I completely adore this tomato based curry for many reasons.This is in fact a preparation best suitable with the fish fillets (the most handy ones for people like me having the habit of storing fish fillets).Secondly it comes as my savior when I am too occupied to fix an elaborate dinner.Though Nita Mehta-well,this is her recipe-calls for freshly made tomato puree for the recipe,I must advise you to go on with ready-made puree which can bring out the best with color and texture.But but,plz keep in mind,you have to marinate and shallow fry the fish before assembling with the spices..Just a bit of planning,an exotic fish curry to offer with hot chapathis/rotis !


500 gm fish fillet,cut into medium pieces
Oil,as required to shallow fry the fish


1 tsp kashmiri chilli powder
1 tsp coriander powder
1 tsp jeera/cumin powder
2 tbsp lemon juice
salt,as required

For curry

200 gm ready-made tomato puree or 6 medium tomatoes blanched and pureed
3 tbsp oil
1 tbsp garlic paste
1.5 tsp kashmiri chilli powder
1 tsp corinader powder
1 tsp garam masala
2 tbsp kasoori methi
1 tsp sugar (to adjust the taste)
Salt,as required for the curry
few coriander leaves,to garnish


Clean and wash the fillets and marinate with the mentioned spices in particular section for 15 minutes.Heat oil in a pan and shallow fry just to make it bit rigid so that it won’t break.Be careful not to make them crisp.In a wide pan heat oil and roast the garlic paste till light brown.Add tomato puree to this and mix well.Reduce the heat and add the chilli,coriander,garam masala powders and kasoori methi to this.Increase the flame and bring it to a boil.Check the seasoning and adjust with sugar and salt.Slowly add the fried fish pieces and let it simmer for 5 minutes.Mix carefully and garnish with coriander leaves.Serve hot with chapathi or roti.


26 comments on “Tomato Fish ~ Punjabi Version !

  1. divya
    February 15, 2013

    Looks tempting n delicious… Awesome clicks


  2. Vijayalakshmi Dharmaraj
    February 15, 2013

    Though am vegetarian the recipe tempting me 😛


  3. Hamaree Rasoi
    February 15, 2013

    Simply stupendous dish. Loved the look of it.


  4. Vidya Chandrahas
    February 15, 2013

    Too good..spicy and yummy..my favorite.


  5. Priya
    February 15, 2013

    Wish i get that bowl rite now, wat a killer dish..Beautifully done.


  6. Manju
    February 15, 2013

    A very different prepartion for fish , though I've never really liked fish cooked in tomato puree , I'm more inclined to the Keralite pallate of kudampuli falvored fish 🙂

    Look yumm !



  7. Swathi Iyer
    February 16, 2013

    Adipoli meen with tomato. Lovely color.


  8. Swasthi Blank
    February 16, 2013

    Wow looks great and nice clicks too. A unique recipe, thanks for sharing


  9. Vimitha Anand
    February 16, 2013

    Am drooling here. will try this for sure.. awesome recipe


  10. Reshmi Mahesh
    February 16, 2013

    Wow..super ketto…kandittu vayayil vellam varunnu…


  11. anilkurup
    February 16, 2013

    I guess I feel audacious to try this by myself. by the way what is “kasoori methi”?


  12. Sangeetha Priya
    February 16, 2013

    wow finger licking gravy, drooling here 🙂


  13. Suja Manoj
    February 16, 2013

    Dhyuthi,this looks so yummy,will try this weekend,me too love tomato based dishes.


  14. Shabbu
    February 16, 2013

    Tempting and yummy recipe…nice one..


  15. Mélange
    February 17, 2013

    Anil,kasoori methi is dried fenugreek leaves.This is a special ingredient to flavor most of north Indian dishes.Available in almost all gourmet stores.


  16. Rafeeda A. Raheem
    February 17, 2013

    really looks yummy… bookmarking it to try… dhyuthi, would really appreciate if you could stop by my page, and give me ur valued feedback for improvement, would really be helpful!!! thanks a lot for your help, dear…


  17. Krithi Karthi
    February 18, 2013

    Droolworthy plate!!


  18. Maha Gadde
    February 19, 2013

    very innovative recipe dear..


  19. മറ്റൊരാള്‍
    February 19, 2013

    tempting snaps…


  20. anilkurup
    February 21, 2013

    Did not look as tempting in the pan as it is in your pic. But was reasonably good I guess when I tasted.
    But perhaps a bit of more gravy in my pan.
    I used tuna fillets .


  21. Mélange
    February 21, 2013

    Anil,I mostly use basa fillets and found it extremely tasty especially this way.


  22. i so wish I could grab the bowl from the pic and relish it, kasoori methi is my favourite dried herb and a small sprinkle of it changes the dish many fold. Love this pnjabi style fish!


  23. Akila
    February 25, 2013

    Very tempting fish curry… Bookmarking it dear

    Event: Dish name starts with Q till Feb 28th


  24. Priyas Feast
    February 27, 2013

    Luvly balle balle curry…


  25. Shri
    March 6, 2013

    Different from the traditional recipe; I see that you have used the Butter Masala type of spicing here. Looks very tempting!


  26. Rani's gourmet
    March 8, 2013

    ohhhh mine it is so tempting…bookmarked 🙂


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