Thursday, June 3, 2010
DAY 22:STUFFED POMFRET EAST-INDIAN STLYE
Today was buying uniform day, woke up late and then had a hurried breakfast and went to buy uniforms, was glad to bump into Mini who i have not met in ages because she has been busy shooting and holidaying in the mountains and Anusha, who makes the best mutton in the world..
Got back to everybody wanting food.. like yesterday, so took the easy route out, put the kids in front of the tv and while they were busy with really irritating , bad accented and bad vocabulary "doremon"
I quickly made this...
1big sized pomfret
1 red chili
1 onion finely diced
1 tsp east-Indian bottle masala
1 tsp chili powder
1 tsp haldi
1tsp garlic pounded
2tbsp freshly grated coconut
Clean the pomfret thoroughly , and then make a small marinade of the salt , haldi, chili powder and the juice of 1 sour lime , and rub it well into the fish and keep it aside...
In a non-stick, add a little oil , then the garlic , onion ,chili, salt and east Indian bottle masala, cook really well, when it is fully done , add the grated coconut , give it a stir and take it off the fire, let it cool completely..
Now take the pomfret slice it in middle , so that there is a nice big cavity to put the stuffing, fill the cavity with the stuffing , and tie it with some thread so that it does not open, heat a non-stick pan , put 2 tbsp of vegetable oil , till its nice and hot, put the fish on the pan on high fire, and turn it within a minute, then put the flame on medium and cook either side for about 10 minutes on the whole or till it is well done , it should be juicy and not over done and dried..
We having it with some lime squeezed over it and some finely sliced onions on the side, dal and rice ...oh! and papad and pickle, the ultimate lazy afternoon lunch, piping hot , basic and really tasty , straight from ,"Maria's Kitchen" with lotsa love.....
P.S. Today's photograph has been done by the very talented actor "Arshad Warsi "