Meen Curry with Ghee Bhaat Recipe

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Meen Curry with Ghee Bhaat
  • Chef: NDTV Food
  • Recipe Servings: 2
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  • Difficulty Level: Easy

Fish fillets cooked in coconut milk with aromatic spices. Served with rice tossed in desi ghee.

Ingredients of Meen Curry with Ghee Bhaat

  • For the meen curry:
  • 1/2 kg fillet or 1.5 whole pomfret fish
  • 2 Tbsp refined oil
  • 1 tsp mustard seeds
  • 2 medium red onions
  • 1 inch pc fresh ginger
  • 4 cloves fresh garlic
  • 2 sprigs fresh curry leaves
  • Salt to taste
  • 4 fresh green chilli
  • 1/2 tsp turmeric
  • 1/4 cup tamarind pulp
  • 2 cups coconut milk
  • 2 red tomatoes
  • A pinch methi dana powder
  • A pinch ajwain powder
  • Juice of 1 lemon
  • For the ghee bhaat:
  • 1 cup basmati rice, soaked
  • 1 Tbsp desi ghee
  • 1 packet South Indian poppadums

How to Make Meen Curry with Ghee Bhaat

  • For the meen curry:
  • 1.Clean and wash fish fillet and cut into 2 inch cubes.
  • 2.In a pan, heat oil. Add mustard seeds. Let it crackle and add chopped onion, chopped ginger, chopped garlic, curry leaves, salt, green chilli and turmeric powder. Let it cook for a minute, and then add tamarind pulp.
  • 3.Add coconut milk. Once coconut milk starts to boil, add fish along with tomatoes and allow to simmer till almost cooked. (Approx 15 minutes)
  • 4.To finish, sprinkle methi dana powder and ajwain powder. Add the tamarind pulp.
  • 5.Remove from fire, squeeze lemon juice and adjust seasoning. Serve hot with ghee bhaat and roasted popadum.
  • For the ghee bhaat:
  • 1.Boil 2 cups water. Add soaked rice, and ghee.
  • 2.Cook till done.