Bangladeshi-Indian Fish Curry

This is a special guest post by my long-time friend from Bangladesh, Rajib. Bangladeshi food is actually very similar to Indian food and is best known for its particularly spicy flavors. Having many Bangladeshi friends, I am very lucky to often eat these tasty Bangladeshi food dishes and Rajib is especially very well-known for his amazing, mouth-watering fish curry recipes. That is why whenever I go to visit him, I ask to eat his fish curry. Today was no different and it was fried fish curry for dinner!

From childhood, I am a very big fan of fish. In Bangladesh, it is very common to find a fish dish in each meal everyday, excluding breakfast. Fish curry is one of the popular fish dishes served. It is very easy to cook and is extremely tasty. In this post, I am going to share my quick and easy recipe for fish curry. The fish used for this recipe is “Grass Carp”.

Bangladeshi-Indian Fish Curry Recipe

Ingredients:
1 whole fish, cut into slices (approximately 1 and 1/2 kg of fish, coat the fish slices with little turmeric powder, chili powder and salt)
2 medium potatoes cut in cubes
2 carrots cut in cubes
1 medium onion, sliced
5-6 cloves of garlic, chopped finely
1/2 inch ginger, chopped very finely
100g green peas
4-5 red chilies slit
1/2 tsp turmeric powder
1/2 tsp garam masala
1/2 tsp fried zeera powder (cumin powder)
salt
oil
hot water

Steps:
1. Heat oil in a pan and fry the fish slices until brown on each side. Remove and keep aside.

2. In the same oil (if it is too much, remove some or if burnt, change oil) fry the onions, garlic, ginger and chili until brown.
3. Add the potatoes and fry for about 2-3 minutes.

4. Add the carrots and keep frying for another 1-2 minutes.

5. Add the fresh green peas, turmeric powder, garam masala and salt. Fry for 1-2 minutes.

6. Add hot water until it levels to the whole curry. Cover and let it cook for 5 minutes.
7. Add the fried fish slices and let it simmer in the curry for another 5-8 minutes.
8. Cook until potatoes, carrots, peas are all well done. Check regularly for water if needed.
9. Add cumin powder and mix. Serve!

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