Monday, October 01, 2012

Salmon in Mustard Gravy

Salmon Macher Jhal


1 large Salmon fillet, cut in pieces

3 Tbsp. vegetable oil
½ tsp. nigella seeds (kalo jeera)

2 Tbsp. posto (white poppy seeds)
4 Tbsp. black mustard seeds

1 large onion, sliced
¼ tsp. turmeric powder
2 Tbsp. tomato paste
Salt to taste
Pinch of sugar
5-6 plum tomatoes
1½ cups hot water 

Garnish with:
1 Tbsp. chopped coriander leaves (cilantro)
3 green chilies
1 tsp. ghee

  1. Soak mustard seeds and 1 Tbsp. salt in tepid water overnight. 
  2. Soak posto in hot water for 15 minutes. 
  3. Strain the mustard and blend with posto.
  4. Marinate the fish slices for 10 minutes in turmeric & salt. 
  5. Fry fish lightly on both sides and set aside.
  6. Add 3 Tbsp. oil to pan over high heat and add nigella seeds.
  7. When seeds begin to sputter, fry the onions and tomato paste until oil resurfaces.
  8. Add blended posto and mustard to the pan.
  9. Sauté for 3 minutes, add the hot water, plum tomatoes and fish pieces.
  10. Place lid on pan and cook over low heat for 10 minutes.
  11. Adjust salt to taste and add sugar. 
  12. Garnish with coriander leaves, green chilies and ghee.

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