Fish Balchao

Published under: Fish

Fish fillets or steaks – 6, marinate with salt for 15 minutes
Onion – 1
Balchao paste – 2 tbsp
Oil as required for shallow frying
Water (optional)
Salt as per taste

Masala paste
Dry kashmiri chillies – 20
Peppercorns – 5
Garlic – 10 cloves
Turmeric – 1/2 inch piece or 1/2 tsp ground
Cinnamon – 1/2 inch
Cloves – 3
Coriander seeds – 1 tsp
Cumin seeds – 1/4 tsp
Vinegar – a little

1. Make a thick paste of ground masala mix with vinegar.
2. Fry the onions in hot oil until brown, add the masala paste and fry for about 5 minutes over a low heat.
3. Now add the balchao paste and cook further till tender.
4. Lightly fry the fish in a separate pan and add the entire fried masala into it with a little water if required and cook until the fish is done.
5. Serve with plain boiled rice

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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