If you have grown up on a staple of fish and are craving for both fish and spicy food in your pregnancy months, here is a must-try recipe for you. Fish is a good source of protein and, unlike other meats, is it not high in saturated fats. This recipe is sure to satisfy your taste buds.
INGREDIENTS (250 ml cup used)
For the marinade
- Fish- 4 to 6 pieces, washed and dried
- Turmeric powder- 1 tablespoon
- Salt- 1 teaspoon
- Oil- 1 tablespoon
For the paste
- Coriander with stalks- 1 large bunch, washed and cleaned
- Garlic- 6 cloves
- Green chillies – 1 or 2 (as per taste)
- Fenugreek or methi seeds – 1 tablespoon
- Coriander or dhaniya seeds – 1 tablespoon
- Tomatoes – 2 medium sized, finely chopped
- Garam masala – 1 tablespoon
- Lemon – 1 slice
- Clean the fish and sprinkle with salt, turmeric and oil and leave it aside to marinate.
- Grind the coriander leaves with stalks, chillies and garlic into a smooth paste.
- Heat oil in a pan and shallow fry the pieces of fish.
- Lightly dry roast the fenugreek and coriander seeds and crush.
- In the remaining oil, add the crushed fenugreek and coriander seeds, until the aroma rises.
- Add the masala paste and stir fry for two-three minutes.
- Add the finely chopped tomatoes to the masala and sauté till the tomatoes soften completely.
- Add some warm water to the masala and allow it to thicken.
- Gently slip the fried fish into the sauce and cook till the fish has soaked in the sauce.
- Remove from the fire. Garnish it with garam masala and lemon juice and have it with steamed rice.
100 grams of raw carp fish (or rohu) contains 127 calories and is rich in protein, folate, vitamin A, vitamin B12 and B6, vitamin D, calcium, magnesium, phosphorus and potassium. Fish is also a good source of omega 3 fatty acids.