Thursday, February 16, 2012

Dwarf catfish curry with leaves

Dwarf catfish curry with leaves

 The native name of this fish is ‘Tengra’. The fish is best for making curry with vegetables. The fish is not very big in size. The available size in market is from 2 inches to 10 inches. In this dish we took sweet gourd leaves. You should try this at least once, if you like green and leaves. 

Dwarf catfish 6 pieces
Vegetable oil 2 table spoon
Fresh sweet gourd leaves 8-10 pieces
Turmeric powder ½ tea spoon
Red chili powder ½ tea spoon
Cumin seed paste ½ tea spoon
Ginger paste ½ tea spoon
Garlic paste ½ tea spoon
Onion paste ½ tea spoon
Green chili whole 5 pieces
Potato 2 pieces
Boiled water 4 cups
Salt as required

Cooking Method:
Take whole fish after necessary operation; wash repeatedly with plenty of water, drain out. Mix with small amount of turmeric powder and salt. Take oil to a fry pan and heat. Put all fishes in hot oil, fry for 2 minutes take out from heat. Cut sweet gourd leaves into pieces; take out fibers from the outside layer of leaves and stalks, wash with water.
Take rest of the oil to a cooking pan and put on heat. Add all ingredients except green chili and stir gently, when the bottom of the pan becomes sticky then add hot water and stir well. Add fish, potato, green chili and leaves. Keep high heat with cover remain closed for 25 minutes. Remove from heat. Serve hot with plain rice. 3 servings. 

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