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Tamarind Fish

TIP: Hake is a soft fish so take care not to over cook it.  

Ingredients

Here’s how

  1. Heat the oil in a large pot.
  2. Add the mustard seeds and when they begin to splutter, add the cumin.
  3. Fry the seeds for a few seconds and then add the chopped onion and coarse salt.
  4. Saute the onion until light golden brown and then add the ginger and garlic.
  5. Add the curry leaves and then the red chilli powder.
  6. Saute for 3 – 5 seconds and then add the tomatoes.
  7. Sprinkle the cumin, coriander, garam masala and turmeric over the tomatoes.
  8. Simmer until the tomatoes break down completely.
  9. Dissolve the tamarind in boiling water and strain – discard the seeds.
  10. Pour the tamarind into the tomatoes and bring to the boil. 
  11. Sprinkle in the sugar.  
  12. Lower the heat and gently place the fish into the sauce.
  13. Simmer until the fish is cooked through.
  14. Garnish with curry leaves