Husband is a happy man this weekend…Post 19

Because yesterday I made him Sarsoon maach (Mustard fish curry) for lunch and today’s lunch was tender pieces of chicken cooked in yogurt and onion gravy. I don’t know if this dish has a name actually. The recipe is my own you see. Gluttony has happened. And yes, it is a big deal, for cooking by self is not a regular feature in this household, mostly limited to mood and weekend, a combination that rarely happens!!

So let me leave you with these 2 yummilicious recipes

Sarsoon Maach – Mustard Fish Curry I used Salmon Fish fillets – 2 fillets cut in 4 pieces. Marinate them in salt, turmeric and dry mustard powder and leave them for about 30 mins. In a bowl take about 3 spoons of mustard powder and add equal quantity of water to make a thick paste. Add about 2 spoons of thick yogurt to this paste and leave aside. Now in a pan add cooking oil (mustard oil is preferred). When the oil is hot add black mustard seeds and let them splutter. Add dried red chilies to this. And then add grated garlic (4-5 pods) and finely chopped onions (2 medium sized). Cook this golden brown and then add 1 tomato(chopped). Leave this to simmer a bit and then add 1 tea spoon of coriander powder, a little red chili powder (as much as you like) and salt.  And then add the paste of mustard powder and yogurt to this. Let is cook for a while and then add the marinated fish pieces. Add 1 cup water and let the gravy come to boil and cook it on slow flame for 10 mins. Tra la la, your fish curry is ready!

Chicken with yogurt or as Aman calls it “Pyaza Dahi Chicken” Slice 2 large onions and fry them in oil till golden brown. Take them out from the oil and keep them aside to become cooler. Now in a pan take some oil and add garlic and ginger paste (about 2 spoons) and then add 1 spoon coriander powder, ½ spoon turmeric powder. ½ spoon red chili powder and ½ spoon garam masala and quickly add about 1/4thcup of water. Once the spices are cooked and the oil can be seen, add boneless chicken breasts (cut in small cubes.) Now let this cook. Coming back to the fried onions, put them in a blender and add about 2 big spoons of yogurt and blend them together to make a smooth puree. This mixture is then added to the chicken which by now is almost half cooked. Let chicken properly get cooked in this mixture. Cover the pan and leave it for about 10-12 mins to cook on low flame. Add a bit of water and bring it to boil. And lo, behold, its ready to be served!


Fried Onions                          Onion and yogurt puree             Chicken in spices              

ps: Thanks to NaBloPoMo, recipes make a grand entry to this blog!! 

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20 Responses to Husband is a happy man this weekend…Post 19

  1. Pixie says:

    looks and sounds delicious!! 🙂 🙂

    • Iya Bhatia Malhotra says:

      Oh Pixie, i dont even have a picture of the finished dish.. we were so hungry, just gobbled it!

  2. Prathima says:

    yummmy:)well done!

  3. yummm no one likes the flavor of sarsoon in my house so first is a skip I do make the second one dry though…. I also add some full spices like laung etc yummm

  4. Smitha says:

    Both of these sounds delicious! I so want to try them now!

  5. Dipika Singh says:

    Trying wordpress. it’s actually not bad. also doing away with Mumbai Diva. It’s plain and simple Dipika Singh now 🙂

  6. Sounds delish! I don’t eat fish but I make shorshe (sarsoon) mach — i follow the traditional bengali style recipe– tempering with kalonji and green chilies. And i don’t use onions or garlic in this dish. Will try your recipe one of these days.

    • Iya Bhatia Malhotra says:

      bong who doesn’t eat fish – Make this ur blog tagline.. we both love, absolutely love fish!!
      Try my recipes and tell me how they came 🙂

  7. SupMM says:

    I like the variation in the shorse maach recipie. Will try it soon 🙂

    And the chicken does sound yumm. If you like dahi & pyaz ka white gravy, try chicken rezala recipie also sometime

  8. Bharti says:

    o wow…..yumm..
    am surely gonna try the fish one soon..we love fish..and this one comes has a wonderful idea.

  9. Dahi is always great when used wit Chicken it gives chicken a khatta flavour 🙂 I love cooking that dahi chicken of yours not tried the fish n mustard, but will soon do it and let you know 🙂

  10. droooooooool! I am drooling over both the names and recipes..and I have already finished eating dinner!!!If I can’t sleep tonight…and u keep getting hiccups,you will know why!!LOL!

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