During our childhood, we were not very used to having onion in our daily life cooking. Onion or garlic was meant for some special dish like rich kaliya or mutton during weekends. The everyday affair was a simple machher jhol. However sometimes mom cooks the fish with some other ingredients like radhuni or cellery seed and it was a welcome change to the otherwise boring meal. I have cooked this Jire r Radhuni bata diye Katla Machh dish with some cumin and radhuni paste. However, instead of using powder masala, I have soaked the whole seeds in water and then grind them before adding it to the gravy. This surely created a quite different taste of the regular katla fish curry.
Ingredients for Jire r Radhuni bata diye Katla Machh
- Katla fish – 6 pieces
- Potato – 1
- Cumin seeds – 1 tbsp
- Radhuni – 1 tbsp
- Ginger – 1 inch
- Red chili powder – 1 tsp
- Kashmiri chili powder – 1/2 tsp
- Salt and turmeric – as required
- Mustard oil for cooking
How to make Jire r Radhuni bata diye Katla Machh
Marinate the fish with salt and turmeric and fry them till golden brown from all sides.
Soak the cumin and radhuni seeds in water for 15 minutes. Reserve a pinch separately for tempering. Grind the soked masala with ginger to a paste.
Peel and cut the potato into long and thick slice. Fry the potato with a pinch of salt andturmeric . Keep aside.
In the same oil, add the remaining cumin seeds and radhuni.
Add the ground paste and fry till oil separates. Add the chopped tomato and fry till the tomato is mashed.
Now return back the fried potatoes to the pan. Mix well with the masala.
Sprinkle, salt and turmeric followed by red chili powder and kashmiri chili powder. Fey with a splash of water.
Cook till the water evaporates completely.
Now is the tome for the gravy. For this, I have added two cupsof hotwater.
Once the water starts boiling, carefully place the fried fish into the gravy. Mix and cook for 6-7 minutes over medium heat. Adjust the gravy as per your requirement.
Once the potatoes are cooked, Adjust the seasoning and remove from heat. Serve with plain rice.