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Methi Fish – Fish with Fenugreek leaves

MethiFish (2)
A combination dish which came up as I wanted to prepare both fish and methi leaves. A very flavorful dish, probably is a specialty of Bengali, Punjabi cuisine. The use of fenugreek seeds for tempering gives a wonderful aroma to the dish. I cooked this dish in tomato and to add a touch of variation, one could add yogurt to this dish while cooking. I personally do not mix milk products and seafood while cooking nor do I  combine them in my meals. Recipe for this flavorful dish follows !

Ingredients:
4 fish pieces

4 cups of fresh fenugreek leaves
2 tbsp oil
1 tsp fenugreek seeds
1/2 cup onion, finely chopped
1 tbsp ginger garlic paste
1 large tomato, finely chopped
2 tsp chili powder or according to taste
1 tsp coriander powder
1/2 tsp cumin powder
1/4 tsp turmeric
salt to taste
1/2 lemon juice

Preparation Method:
1. Rub salt to the fish pieces and keep aside, then rinse.
2. Heat oil in a pan, add the fenugreek seeds and saute till dark brown. Then remove the seeds from the oil.
3. Add onions in the same oil and saute till translucent.
4. Add ginger garlic paste and saute.
5. Add finely chopped tomatoes, chili powder, turmeric, coriander powder, cumin powder and let it cook till the mixture turns into a sauce like consistency.Stir in the fenugreek leaves.
6. Add the fish pieces,salt, little water(if desired) and let it cook on a slow flame.
7. Squeeze in some lemon juice before serving.

Serves: 2
Preparation time: 20 mins

Variation: One could add about 2 cups of thick beaten yogurt to make a gravy.

23 comments:

Subhashini said...

Very new combo for me I dont eat non veg now but when I was eating never thought of this.

Priya said...

Very new combination, never thought of making fish curry with fenugreek leaves, thanks for sharing S..

divya said...

Looks so delicious and colorful, great presentation dear....

Sanyukta Gour(Bayes) said...

fish with fenugreek super duper hit...lovely combo...
bful colr..

Joanne said...

Hmmm yeah yogurt and seafood sounds weird. But this. This looks GOOD.

Soma Pradhan said...

Nice way to prepare fish dear

Hamaree Rasoi said...

We being bengali eat fish regularly. Will try out this one soon.

Deepa
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Sushma Mallya said...

Never tried this combo, but seems very nice and worth doing it..

tasteofbeirut said...

I have never used that combo on fish and after reading this post, I may soon!

Yasmeen said...

I love the aroma and flavor of methi in this dish :D

Jhonny walker said...

excellent! can make this with Tofu too :)

AdukalaVishesham said...

new recipe to us to.. makes it worth trying... we are alos major fish lovers

Gulmohar said...

Only had methi chicken not fish....looks tempting Sharada...

pierre said...

wonderful dish so fresh! pierre de Paris

SE said...

thank you everyone for stopping by, do try the recipes !

Sarah Naveen said...

Fish curry looks so good!!! Since fish is my Fav, this curry is a must try...yummy yumm

shriya said...

Methi fish thats an yummy curry. Never tried methi leaves in fish curry. But wanna try it sometime.

San said...

That's a different combo to try out ,tempting pic as well dear.I like sea food a lot,so its a must try.Thanks for the recipe.

Kris said...

looks great! Very savory...

Malar Gandhi said...

Methi Fish looks and sounds yummm:) I saw u at orkut, but its asking for mail id, oops!

Spice said...

HEy, how r u.....it's been a while since I came here but looks u also have slowed down on blog a bit....love your version of methi fish......I don't put methiseeds, mey be next time I will....

Nisha said...

New combo to me

nandini said...

Beautiul combo!!. Must have smelled divine.

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