Sanoli's Kitchen: FISH METHI MALAI

Sunday, September 23, 2012


This is a traditional version of Sindhi fish recipe. I made it according to my taste and want to give little twist by adding cream, enhances delectable one. So, here is my Fish Methi Malai.....try and enjoy it.
1 lb / 450 gm Salmon fillet, cut in 6 pieces (you may use any firm fish fillet)
1 Medium Onion
1/4 tsp Fenugreek seeds (methidana)
1 tsp Ginger paste
1/2 tsp Garlic paste
3/4 tsp Dry Fenugreek Leaves - kasuri methi (Crushed)
1/2 tsp Turmeric powder
1/2 tsp Red Chilli powder
1 1/2 tsps Coriander powder
1/3 tsp Garam masala
1 tsp Lemon juice
1/2 cup Lowfat Sour Cream
2 tbsps Finely Chopped Coriander Leaves
5 tbsps Oil
Salt to taste

Make a paste of 1/2 onion and finely chop the remaining 1/2 portion.

Marinate the fish pieces with lemon juice, a pinch of red chilli powder, turmeric powder and little salt. Keep it aside for 30 minutes.

Heat oil in a pan. Fry the fish pieces both sides till golden. Remove from oil by using a slotted spoon, set aside.

Add fenugreek seeds in the same oil, then immediately add chopped onion, fry till onion turns light brown. Add onion paste in it.

Fry till it turns reddish in colour, add ginger paste and garlic paste in it. Keep stirring for another 2 minutes on medium heat.

Now add coriander powder, red chilli powder, garam masala and salt in it. Fry for another 2 minutes, till spice separates from oil.

Add 3/4 cup water in it. When water starts boiling, add fried fish pieces and dry fenugreek leaves in it. Cover and cook for 5-6 minutes.

Add sour cream in it. Keep stirring for a minute or two till everything got mixed.

Garnish with chopped coriander leaves.

Serve hot with steamed rice or any kind of pulao.
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  1. Tempting fish curry.. am drooling here..

  2. Mouthwatering fish methi malai

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  3. adding cream must have enhanced the taste of this gravy...looks yummy

  4. Looks so delicious..will taste yummy with plain Basmati rice.

  5. Wow awesome again Sanoli...You always tempt me with your fish recipes :) Sounds so yum and good!!
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  6. i never tried fish with methi...sounds delicious...

  7. i got to learn so many recipes from you Sanoli. specially the fish recipes, looks great and new to me