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Nigella Flavoured Fish

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  Oil 3 Tablespoon
  Fish fillets 4 , can use pomfret, bekti or any other that you prefer
  Nigella 3⁄4 Teaspoon, also called ajwain
  Onions 2
  Garlic 2 Clove (10 gm)
  Green chilies To Taste
  Tomatoes 2 Large
  Salt 3⁄4 Teaspoon
  Water 2 Tablespoon
  Whole peppercorns 5

Heat the oil in the pan.
Wash the fish well, pat it dry and slip into the oil.
Fry lightly on both sides.
It will not take more than 5 minutes.
Remove it from the oil and keep aside.
Add more oil to the pan if you think you will need it.
Into it, drop the nigella.
Let it turn a shade darker.
Add the onion, garlic and green chillies.
Fry till the onion is softened but not browned.
Add the tomato and salt.
Keep cooking on low heat till the fat separates.
Slip in the fish pieces.
Add the water, and peppercorns, cover tightly and cook on low heat for about 8 minutes.
Open the pan and check that the fish is done.
It should not be too watery.
If you are not serving immediately, leave the fish in this pan itself.
Reheat it gently, preferably on a griddle (tava).
Alternately, put it into an oven-proof dish, lifting each piece of fish separately, and spooning the onion-tomato mixture on top.
Reheat for about 15-20 minutes in an oven pre-heated to 180°C.

Recipe Summary

Main Dish

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Nutrition Facts

Serving size: Complete recipe

Calories 1131 Calories from Fat 528

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 60 g92%

Saturated Fat 6.1 g30.5%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 396.8 mg132.3%

Sodium 2014.1 mg83.9%

Total Carbohydrates 45 g15.1%

Dietary Fiber 10.7 g42.7%

Sugars 21.4 g

Protein 113 g226.9%

Vitamin A 61.3% Vitamin C 121.4%

Calcium 46.2% Iron 13.1%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet

1 Comment

farideh's picture
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Nigella Flavoured Fish Recipe