|Course : Fish
Source: Jenny Kazi
|An easy, fast and nutritional dish that has been much appreciated by all.|
Preparation / Directions:
1. Wash and soak the Rice ca~ 10-15 min 2. Meantime, Fry Onions on Med. High till light golden 3. Lower heat: Add Garlic and 1/2 of chopped Green Chillies. Fry for 1 min. 4. Add Red Chillies, Cumin, Garam Masala, Salt and 2 Tbs. Water 5. Stir and continue to fry 2 more minutes on low heat 6. Put Rice to cook in a separate container 7. Now add the can of fish to the spice mix. When using Fresh Fish, first add tomato puree/sauce to the spice mix, fry 2 min, then add the fish 8. Mix gently so as not to break the fish 9. Cover and let cook gently till the sauce thicken. Ca~ 6-8 min PUTTING- IT- TOGETHER When Rice is almost cooked take half the Rice out and…. 1. Layer with Fish and sauce 2. Sprinkle with Saffron water 3. Sprinkle with a mixture of the (remaining) chopped Green Chillies and Coriander 4. Layer with remaining rice and repeat steps 1-3 Cover and cook for another 5-10 minutes on low heat till Rice are done. Serve with fresh tossed salad, mint chutney, papadums, natural yogurt or whatever else takes your fancy. Note: Pilchards are small fish and belong to the Herring family.
Omega-3 fatty acids naturally found in the pilchards add to the dietary value of this good & hearty dish.