Fish in fenugreek is one of my favorite dishes. I hail from the province of Sindh and this way of making fish is quite popular in sindhi homes. Its delicious with rice or chapatis. What i like about this dish is the absence of spices and the way its just flavored with herbs giving it a very different flavor. After all we cant keep on flavoring our food in cumin/coriander and garam masala all the time! This recipe is dedicated to my dear father who used to love this! Each time i make it i remember him…. You can use any kind of white fish for this recipe.
INGREDIENTS FOR 2:
500 grams of white fish like hake, pomfret, monkfish etc…you can also use perch
1 tablespoon of finely chopped garlic
2 tablespoons of finely chopped ginger
3 red tomatoes, chopped
1 tablespoon of dried fenugeek leaves or 1 cup of fresh fenugreek leaves ,chopped
1 cup of finely chopped coriander leaves
2 green chillies chopped fine
1/2 teaspoon of turmeric powder
2 tablespoons of cooking oil
salt to taste
1/2 cup of water
Wash the fish fillets and pat dry. Heat the oil in a good non stick frying pan ( i now use ceramic frying pans…they do not stick at all). Add the garlic and sautee till they start turning pale golden and imediately add the ginger and sautee for a few seconds taking care not to burn. Add the dried or fresh fenugreek leaves and the salt. Give it a quick toss and add the turmeric powder and green chillies. Toss again for a few seconds and add the chopped tomatoes and the coriander leaves. Cook till tomatoes get all smashed and cooked. Add the water and bring the whole gravy to a boil. Add the fish pieces in gently and with a spoon try and cover the fish with the sauce. Cover and cook for about 8-10 minutes till the fish is cooked. Gently turn the fish slices once to ensure its cooked thoroughly on both sides.
Check and correct seasoning. This can also be made with potatoes…its called “methi aloo” and also very famous.
If you cannot get fresh fenugreek leaves you can use the dried variety.
HEALTH BENEFITS OF FENUGREEK LEAVES
Fenugreek (Kasuri Methi) is an amazing magic herb that can cure number of ailments. Pakistani and traditional Chinese medicine recommend fenugreek to treat arthritis, asthma, bronchitis, improve digestion, maintain a healthy metabolism, increase libido and male potency, cure skin problems.
Which brand of fenugreek does one buy???
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