Cat Fish : 3Lbs Onions : 3 (large) Chilies : 10 Tamarind : 10 gms (or use 2 table spoon of tamarind paste) Ginger Garlic Paste : 3 table spoons Chili Powder : 3 table spoons Curry Leaves : 5 Cumin Seeds : 1 tea spoon Mustard Seeds : 2 tea spoons Turmeric : 1 tea spoon
•Skin the cat fish, cut out the fins and tail. •Cut the fish into medium size pieces and wash with turmeric and salt (this takes out the fishy smell). •Pour 5 table spoons of oil in a broad pan and let it heat for ~2 minutes. •Add mustard and cumin seeds and let them sizzle for ~30 seconds. •Add curry leaves and let them sizzle for ~20 seconds. •Add the chillies and onions and fry them. •Add 1 table spoon of salt to soften the onions. •Add turmeric powder. •When onions start to brown, add the tamarind water. •Add the chili powder and let the contents simmer for a few minutes. •Lay the fish pieces on the mixture evenly (after this point, don’t move the fish pieces since they can fall apart). •Cover the pan with a lid and let the contents boil for 15 minutes. •Serve hot with white rice.