Narangi Sorshe Maacch

Orange and mustard flavored fish curry.

Preparation time:15 min

Cooking time: 20 min

Serves: 4
Recipe Ingredients:
4 fillets of sea bass (or any firm white fish), cut into 4cm fillets
2 medium-sized onions, finely chopped
Dried peel of a small orange
1tsp ground turmeric
2tbsp mustard oil
1tsp chili powder
1tsp coriander powder
½tsp nigella seeds
1½tsp mustard seeds
1tsp salt
3 green chilies, split and deseeded
Squeeze of lemon juice
350ml water
Recipe Method:
Season the pieces of fish with salt and a pinch of the turmeric.                  
Heat the mustard oil in a non-stick pan and lightly fry the pieces of fish, skin side down first, until almost cooked. Remove and set aside.
In a bowl mix the remaining turmeric, coriander and chili powder with some water to make a paste.
Add nigella seeds to the oil, cook for about a minute, then add the turmeric paste. Stir for a few seconds. Add the salt, onion and orange peel. Add some more water to loosen the sauce and simmer for 5 minutes. Pour in the remaining water and simmer for 10 minutes.
Blend the mustard seeds and 1 green chili together with a pinch of salt to make a paste.
Return the fish pieces to the pan. Add the mustard paste and stir into the sauce without overworking the fish.
Season with a little more salt and add the remaining split green chilies. Cook on a gentle heat for another 2 minutes. Add a squeeze of lemon juice.
Remove the fish from the pan. Continue to simmer the sauce until reduced. Spoon the sauce over the fish and serve.




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