This tasty recipe is fuss free and fast and goes very well with plain rice. It is a delight for everyone begining from kids to old and is a very good quality protein. It cooks in a jiffy and can be cooked in large batches and stored in the freezer. If cooked for kids, chillies can be omitted altogether.
300 gms boneless basa fish (any boneless fish can be used)
1 medium onion sliced finely
1 tbsp of ginger garlic paste
1/2 a lemon
4 lime leaves
2 fat sticks of lemon grass (bruised)
1 cinnamon stick
2 Bay leaves
1 dried red chilli (cut into thin roundels)
1 tbsp of coriander powder
1/2 tsp of turmeric powder
1/2 tsp of red chilli powder
1/2 tsp of garam masala powder
100 ml of thick coconut milk
2 green chillies cut into thin long strips
2 tbsps oil
Salt to taste.
Cut the fish into bite sized pieces. Marinate with ginger, garlic paste. Squeeze in juice of 1/4 lemon and keep it aside for ten minutes.
Cut onions into thin long slices. Cut 1/2 lemon into a wedge.
Take 1 tbsp oil in a wok. When hot, add 2 lime leaves and 1 stick of bruised lemon grass. Add the marinated fish and fry on high heat for a minute or so.
Take it out and keep aside. Add the remaining oil to the wok and add all the whole spices. Then add onions and fry till translucent.
Now add the powdered spices and stir fry. Then lower the heat and add coconut milk, salt, lime leaves , cut wedge, lemon grass, green chilli and cover and cook for two to three mins. It is ready to serve.