Fish Gassi (Mangalorean Fish Curry)

For the Masala
1 tsp coconut oil
3 tsp coriander powder
pinch of fenugreek seeds
1 tsp fennel seeds (saunf)
8 pieces of pepper corn
1 tsp mustard seeds
2 tsp cumin seeds
15 red chillies
1 grated coconut
2 sliced onions
8 pods of garlic
100 ml water

For the Main Preparation
2 tbsp coconut oil
2 sliced onions
10 curry leaves
2 chopped tomatoes
500 gm filleted fish
prepared masala
1 tsp salt
2 tbsp tamarind paste
100 ml coconut milk

For the masala
Heat oil in pan.
Add coriander powder, fenugreek seeds, fennel seeds,
pepper corn, mustard seeds,
cumin seeds and red chillies and dry roast them.

Now add grated coconut, onions and garlic.
Saute till the onion turn light brown.

Then add water and grind them together.

For the main preparation
Heat oil in pan.

Add sliced onions, curry leaves and saute the onions till it looses colour.

Then add chopped tomatoes and prepared masala,
and stir-fry till fat separates.

Add fish and stir fry.

Add salt, tamarind paste and coconut milk.
Mix it well.

Garnish with curry leaves and coriander leaves.
Serve hot.

Courtesy: Chef Niru Gupta