There are always dishes that we encounter that initially you’re a little unsure about but after you’ve tasted it you realise what a wonderful food it can be when cooked with imagination using everyday spices and seasoning.
Fish eggs have always been used with vegetables or in curries amongst the fish to enjoy.
This recipe highlights the eggs on their own in a simple and quick spicy masala leaving you with a semidry dish.
I love cooking my fish eggs in this way as its lovely portion of flavour and taste takes very little time and few ingredients to make the eggs shine and dance in your mouth.
The fresh ginger at the end is a must!
Half a cup of oil for cooking
Raw fish eggs, rinsed, broken up
Two finely sliced onions
3 green chillies chopped
3 cloves of garlic chopped
Two medium sized tomatoes chopped
1 tej patta
4 dried red chillies
1 teaspoon of turmeric powder
2 teaspoon of cumin powder
1 tablespoon of coriander powder
1 ½ teaspoons of chili powder
Half a green pepper sliced.
2 inch piece of ginger minced.
Add half a cup of oil to a pan, when hot add your garlic and Tej patta a 1 torn dried chilli. Add a teaspoon of salt, fry the garlic till golden and then add the onions. Cook this till onions become opaque and starting to colour.
Next add the tomatoes to the onions and cook this down covered until they are soft and mushy.
Now add all your spice powders to the pan and cook this very well for a good few minutes.
Now add a small splash of water and tear up remaining dried chillies. Continue to cook this on low covered till oil splits.
Next add your fish eggs and cook this on a low temperature stirring frequently until you eggs cook and break up and separate.
Next add the green peppers and slit chillies and continue cooking adding splashes of water.
Now add some fresh coriander, a good handful and cover and cook till all the water has evaporated and the oil is splitting.
Add the ginger, stir cook for a minute.
Garnish with some more fresh coriander and serve.
Great with plain boiled rice or Chappati.
I tucked in at lunch time with sliced white bread…😊👌😍
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