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Ingredients : - 500 grams pomfret, banana leaves, 4 tablespoons lemon juice, ½ cup grated coconut, ½ cup chopped coriander leaves, 4 green chillies, ½ tablespoon coriander seeds, 2 teaspoons cumin seeds, 1 tablespoon chopped garlic, salt to taste.

Preparation time : - 25 minutes     Serves : - 2

HOW TO PREPARE : - Clean and wash the pofrets thoroughly. Make horizontal cuts in the fish fillet making small pockets. Rub some salts into the fish fillet and then pour some lemon juice in it. Let it marinate for an hour. Now take a blender and put the grated coconut, coriander leaves, green chillies, coriander seeds, cumin seeds, garlic, 1 tablespoon lemon juice and salt to taste. Blend all these ingredients into a fine paste. Now apply this paste on the fish and let it marinate for half an hour. Now take the banana leaves and place a fish inside it. See to it that there should be enough marinade in and around the fish. Wrap up each leaf with a fish inside and set it on a steamer. Steam this for about 25 minutes. Just before serving only remove from the wrap and garnish with lemon slices and serve.

Ingredients : - 500 grams pomfret, 1 onion, 1 small tomato, 3 green chillies, ½ cup coconut milk, 8 red chillies, 1 tablespoon coriander seeds, ½ teaspoon cumin seeds, ½ tablespoon chopped ginger, ½ teaspoon chopped garlic, ½ tablespoon tamarind paste, ½ teaspoon turmeric, 1 tablespoon oil and salt to taste.

Preparation time : - 10 minutes     Serves : - 2

HOW TO PREPARE : - Clean the fish and slice it. Finely chop the onion and tomato each separately. Slit the green chillies and remove all the seeds. Now rub some salt and turmeric into the fish and keep it aside for a while. This will help in beating the foul smell of the fish. Wash it well and then drain the water completely. Take a blender and add the coriander seeds, turmeric powder, tamarind paste, garlic, ginger, cumin seeds, red chillies into a fine paste. Now take a pan and pour the oil. Bring to heat and add the onions. When the onions are golden brown add the paste and tomatoes. Sauté briefly and add the coconut milk and water as desired. Let it boil and then put in the fish, green chillies and salt to taste. Now stir well and cook on a low flame for five to six minutes. Ensure that the fish should be cooked and still firm.

Ingredients : - 500 grams of any white fish, 2 tablespoons tamarind paste, ½ cup coconut milk, 1 green chilly, ½ teaspoon asafoetida powder, 2 garlic flakes, 2 teaspoons red chilly powder, ½ teaspoon turmeric, 2 teaspoons garlic paste, 1 tablespoon oil and salt to taste.

Preparation time : - 25 minutes     Serves : - 2

HOW TO PREPARE : - Clean the fish slices thoroughly and wash them. Now put the slices in a bowl and add the tamarind paste, garlic paste, turmeric powder, red chilly powder, coriander powder and salt to taste. Mix all these ingredients and let it marinate for half an hour at least. Crush the garlic flakes and set it aside. Now take a pan and heat some oil. When the oil is very hot put in the crushed garlic, asafoetida, chopped green chilly and sate briefly. Now add the marinated fish slices along with the marinade, sprinkle a little water is required. Now cover, simmer and cook for 20 minutes or till the fish is ¾th cooked. Now pour in the coconut milk slowly and bring to boil. Again simmer, cover and cook for another three minutes. The fish should be ready and it must be firm. Remove from flame and serve with rice.