Saleha (left) and Rubpan cook for the Subornogram community feeding kitchen on Mayadip and prepare a hot meal every day for families in need. Rupban’s fish curry is famous on the island and we invite you to try it out and let us know what you think! It may be a bit hot and spicy for some, so make sure to adjust to your own taste!
Firm white fish (such as cod) – 1.5 lbs
Potatoes, cubed – 2
Onions – 4 small or 2 large
Tomatoes, chopped – 2
Cilantro leaves – 3 tablespoons
Turmeric powder – 2 Teaspoons, divided (Turmeric is added 3 different times)
Salt to taste- about 2 Teaspoons, divided (Salt is added 3 different times)
Red chili powder – 2-3 Teaspoons, divided (Red chili powder is added 3 different times)
Cinnamon stick – 2/3 of one stick
Cumin seeds – 1 Teaspoon
Dry red chili, any variety – 1
Bay leaf – 1
Star anise – 1
Green cardamom – 2 pods
Cloves – 6-7
Ginger garlic paste – Finely chop 2 Tbs fresh ginger root and 4 large garlic cloves, mash together
Cumin powder – 1 Teaspoon
Coriander powder – 1.5 Teaspoons
Garam masala – 2 Teaspoons, divided (Garam masala is added 2 different times)
Red chili paste – 1 Tablespoon
Black pepper powder – 3/4 Teaspoon
Green chili – 1 3oz tin
Ghee – 1 Tablespoon
Mustard oil, Soyabean oil, or Canola oil – 6-7 Table Spoon, divided (Oil is used twice)
Water- About 1 – 1½ cups
Marinate the fish with turmeric powder (½ teaspoon), salt (½ teaspoon), red chili powder (1 teaspoon), oil (2 tablespoons) Let this rest for 2 hours.
Marinate the potato with little salt (½ teaspoon) & turmeric powder(½ teaspoon),.
Heat a pan add 5 Table Spoon oil & let heat, add marinated potato & fry till golden brown, take potatoes out from oil now add whole spices (7 Italicized ingredients) into the oil & fry for few seconds. Then add chopped onion & fry till golden brown, now add ginger garlic paste & fry for 2 min, add turmeric powder (1 teaspoon) & red chili powder (1 teaspoon) & fry for 1 min.
Add a little water & mix well, add cumin powder, coriander powder, garam masala (1 teaspoon), mix well, add red chili paste & chopped tomatoes, add salt to taste (½ to 1 teaspoon) & mix well cover the pan & cook for 3-4 min. After 4 min stir it & fry it for another 2 min, now add the fish & fried potatoes.
Mix well & fry for 6-7 min after 7 min adds water for gravy, garam masala (1 teaspoon), black pepper powder, green chili, ghee & coriander leaves mix well. Then cover the pan & cook for 10 min on low flame after 10 min turns off the flame, garnish with coriander leaves & serve hot with roti/rice.
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Posted By Shahed Kayes
Posted Feb 12th, 2022