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Fish Gassi Recipe

Fish Gassi
How to make Fish Gassi

About Fish Gassi Recipe: Delicious fish stir fried in a coconut and masala paste, simmered in tamarind paste and coconut milk. A traditional recipe from South India.

  • Total Cook Time1 hr 15 mins
  • Prep Time 15 mins
  • Cook Time1 hr
  • Recipe Servings4
  • Intermediate

Ingredients of Fish Gassi

  • For the masala:
  • 1 tsp Coconut oil
  • 3 tsp Coriander powder
  • A pinch of Fenugreek seeds (methi daana)
  • 1 tsp Fennel seeds (saunf)
  • 8 pieces Pepper corn
  • 1 tsp Mustard seeds
  • 2 tsp Cumin seeds
  • 15 Red chillies
  • 1 Coconut, grated
  • 2 Onions, sliced
  • 8 Garlic pods
  • 100 ml Water
  • For the main preparation:
  • 2 tbsp Coconut oil
  • 2 Onions, sliced
  • 10 Curry leaves
  • 2 Tomatoes, chopped
  • 500 gram Fish fillets
  • Prepared masala
  • 1 tsp Salt
  • 2 tbsp Tamarind paste
  • 100 ml Coconut milk

How to Make Fish Gassi

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For the masala:

Heat oil in pan. Add coriander powder, fenugreek seeds, fennel seeds, pepper corn, mustard seeds, cumin seeds and red chillies and dry roast them.
Now add grated coconut, onions and garlic.
Saute till the onion turns light brown.
Then add water and grind them together.

For the main preparation:

Heat oil in pan. Add sliced onions, curry leaves and sauté the onions till it loses colour.
Then add chopped tomatoes and prepared masala, and stir-fry till fat separates.
Add fish and stir fry.
Add salt, tamarind paste and coconut milk. Mix it well.
Garnish with curry leaves and coriander leaves. Serve hot.
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