Tawa pomfret with tomato spinach and mustard

Serves 4

4 whole pomfret, make several diagonal cut on each side

2tbsp finely chopped garlic

8 fresh tomatos finely chopped

3 tbsp finely chopped onion

2tbsp chopped coriander

2tsp mustard seed. Salt to taste

350gm fresh spinach chopped

1 tsp coriander powder

1 tsp green chilly finely chopped

1 tsp turmeric powder

1 tsp chilly powder

2 tsp tomato puree

4 tbsp mustard oil

1 bunch chives (for garnish)

3 red dry chillies (for garnish)


  1. Mixing 2tsp oil, turmeric, ground coriander and 1tsp mustard in a bowl put the fish in to the spice apply evenly marinade for 30 minute. Put a tawa under medium heat put mustard oil, when tawa hot put the pomfret two at a time onto the tawa. Fry each side until little golden brown, after finish frying keep them in hotplate.

  2. Put the mustard oil in a medium size non-stick pan and set over medium heat, when hot put remaining mustard seed after few second add 1tsp garlic stir until golden brown, put the spinach and salt to taste, cover and bring to a simmer for 5 minute. Put this in a dish and Keep it into hot plate for warm.

  3. Making tomato sauce, put a wide non stick saucepan in medium heat add little oil when hot put garlic and onion stir for about 5 minute. add salt then, chilly powder and all the chopped tomato and chopped chilly keep stirring until smooth, now add 2 cup of water and simmer for 5 minute, add the frying pomfret into the sauce and simmer for 5/10 minute or until cooked. add the chopped coriander. Serve with spinach, garnish with chives and dry red chilly.

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