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Bata fish curry with spicy udad dal bori
By : Sonali Pradhan
Category : Fish, Curries and gravies
Servings : 5
Time Taken : 45-60 mins
Rating :
  1. Cut and wash the fish pieces thoroughly. Marinade with salt and a pinch of turmeric. Pan fry to a light golden brown color on both the sides. Keep aside.
  2. Pan fry the Urad Dal Bori, keep aside.
  3. In a flat bottomed skillet, add the Panch foron, once it starts to sputter, add the green chilies and the onion and fry till the onion turns translucent.
  4. Next add brinjal and turmeric powder and let cook covered for a minute or 2 until the raw smell of the turmeric vanish. Lastly add the chopped tomato and cook for another 2 minutes.
  5. Add 2 cups of water and salt and let cook covered until it starts to boil. Then add the fish pieces and cook for another 4 to 5 minutes .
  6. Lastly add the Mustard paste (TIP : If using the ready made mustard powder, make a paste of the same with 2 to 3 tbsp of water and keep aside for a minimum of 10 minutes before use) and Urad dal Bori and cook for not more than 2 minutes. Add the chopped coriander leaves (optional).
  7. Serve hot with rice.

Recipe & image: Only Fish Recipes

1 lb bata fish ( can use any white fleshed fish instead)
4 medium sized Brinjals, cut into halves
9 to 10 spicy Udad Dal Bori/Vadi
1 medium sized onion, finely chopped
1 large tomato, finely chopped
3 tbsp mustard seeds powder (I used the sunrise brand, if not available can make a homemade paste of black mustard seeds)
1 tsp panch foron
2 green chilies , slit lengthwise
Coriander leaves, optional
1 tsp Turmeric powder
Salt to taste
Oil as required
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