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Chatpati Machchli

Recipe By : Niru Gupta
Type: Fish/Seafood Serving: 2


  • Fish fillets 4
  • (marinate in 1 tbsp lemon juice and 1 tsp salt for ten minutes, and wash off)
  • Cumin (Jeera) 2 tsp
  • Onions, grated 1 cup
  • Tomatoes, grated 1 cup
  • Coriander (Dhania) powder 2 tsp
  • Salt to taste or 1 ˝ tsp
  • Sugar 1 tsp
  • Garam masala ˝ tsp
  • Water, as required
  • Coriander leaves (hara dhania), chopped 6 tbsp
  • Green chillies, chopped to taste


  • Heat 2 tbsp water in a pan and add the cumin when it comes to a boil.
  • When the cumin turns a little darker, add the onions and sauté till they look transparent.

  • Add the tomatoes and sauté till they look glossy and leave the bottom of the pan.

  • Add the coriander powder, salt, sugar and garam masala and stir fry 4-5 times.

  • Add 1 cup water and cook till well blended. Mix in the coriander leaves (leaving some for garnish) and green chillies.

  • Spread the mixture in a layer, increase the heat and place the fish fillets in a single layer over it.

  • Leave thus till underside is slightly opaque (about 30 seconds) and flip the fillets over.

  • Lower the heat, cover and cook till done (about 5 minutes, depending on the thickness of the fish).

  • Lift the fish out of the pan and place in a single layer on to a serving dish and spoon the mixture over.

  • Garnish with the rest of the coriander leaves and serve hot.


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