Meen Molishan with Smelt Fish

Friends i am back here again!!!! I just became lazy after my holidays and then some personal reasons too...
Hope all my blogger buddies are doing great. Thanks to all for visiting my blog and following too.
At last I decided to post this which was lying in my draft for some time.

Smelt fish - 6 no.s
Tomato - 1 no. big
Onion - 2 no.s small
Ginger Garlic Paste - 1/2 t spoon
Green chilly - 1 no. (Optional)
Turmeric powder - a pinch
Red chilly powder - 1/2 t spoon
Salt - to taste
Water - 1/2 cup
Cooking oil - 1 1/2 table spoon
Curry leaves - 1 sprig
Tamarind water - 1 cup
(Soak tamarind in half cup water, squeeze it and later filter the water and use it)

Red chilly powder - 1 t spoon
Turmeric powder - 1/4 t spoon
Salt - to taste
Mix these ingredients adding few drops of water and apply the mixture uniquely on the cleaned fish and keep aside for 15-30 minutes.

Clean the fish and marinate it with the above mentioned ingredients and keep aside for 15 minutes.Heat an earthern pot (Chatti) and add oil.Saute sliced onions till it becomes translucent.Add red chilly powder, turmeric, ginger garlic paste, salt, green chilly and mix well.Add sliced tomatoes and saute well till becomes tender.Add 1/2 cup water, tamarind water and bring it to boil.Add marinated fish pieces and cook for about 5 minutes.Garnish with curry leaves.

Note: Once fish is cooked never use the spoon to mix as it will cause the fish pieces to break. Instead you can swirl the chatti.

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