Achaari Machli

Published under: Fish

An authentic recipe from Hyderabad, this is a popular and easy to make dish from the royal kitchen of Mughali cuisine. Fresh water fish cooked in pickling spices and served with roti or naan.
Achaari Machli

Any Fresh Water Fish – 500 gms, deboned and cut into 2 inch pieces
Onion – 1, cut into slices, deep fried and ground into paste
Red Chilli Powder – 1/2 tsp
Kalonji – 1/2 tsp
Jeera – 1/4 tsp
Mustard Seeds – 1/4 tsp
Oil – 1/2 cup
Lemon Juice – 1/4 cup
Salt as per taste

1. Heat 3 tblsp of oil in a non-stick pan.
2. Saute the fish pieces and keep aside.
3. Add the remaining oil to a separate pan. Add the jeera, mustard seeds and kalonji.
4. When they crackle, add onion paste, chilli powder and salt, stirring continuously till the oil floats.
5. Lower the heat, add the fish pieces and stir slowly, without breaking te pieces.
6. Cook till the fish is done.
7. Add lemon juice and stir.
8. Serve hot with rice or rotis.

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Praveen Kumar
Praveen Kumar
Praveen Kumar founded Awesome Cuisine, a platform created in 2008 to showcase India's vibrant culinary heritage. A digital marketer by profession and a passionate food lover, Praveen has been exploring the world of food since his school days. With Awesome Cuisine, he combines his expertise in digital marketing with his deep love for food, sharing delicious recipes and inspiring others to appreciate the joy of cooking. Through Awesome Cuisine, he invites you to join him on a flavorful journey and discover the wonders of Indian cuisine.

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