2 lbs. cat fish, cut into 2" pieces lengthwise 2 tsp red chili powder 1/2 tsp black pepper powder 1/2 tsp turmeric powder 1/2 cup Shallot , chopped lengthwise 1/4 cup onion, chopped 2 tsp ginger , minced 24 garlic cloves (small), Use less in no. if using larger cloves 4 green chilies, slit lengthwise 2 tsp vinegar / lemon juice Salt, to taste
Ingredients for seasoning (tadka in Indian terms) 1 tsp mustard seeds 1 tbsp shallot , chopped 6 garlic cloves (small) , minced ; Use less in no.if using larger cloves 4 whole red chilies, chopped into small pieces 5-6 curry leaves 2 tbsp Oil
Preparation : Wash the fish thoroughly and cut into 2" pieces , lengthwise.In a deep skillet, add all the above ingredients with 2 cups of water, except the ones for seasoning .Add fish to it and cook for 10 to 15 minutes until the gravy comes to a thicker consistency.For seasoning (tadka), heat 2 tbsp of oil in a non stick skillet , add mustard seeds, when it starts to sputter, add garlic , shallot , chopped red chilies and curry leaves, fry well.Now add the seasoning on top of the curry and cook for another 1 to 2 minutes. Serve hot with Rice.