I learnt to make this beautiful tomato rose, from Padma Rekha of Plantain Leaf. She has given the stepwise pictures for dummies like me. You can have a look at beautiful tomato rose carving here. Sometimes a simple carving like this gives a new life to a dish. Thank you for the stepwise pictures and for everything. This rose is for you Padma Rekha. Hope you like it.
Machli Ka Salan
- 1 kg Fish pieces
- 2 Onions, peeled and sliced
- 2 Tomatoes, deseeded and chopped
- 2 Green chillies, slit lengthwise and deseeded
- 1 tbsp Ginger-Garlic Paste
- 6 tbsp dry Coconut powder
- 2 tbsp Red chilli powder
- 1/2 tbsp Turmeric powder
- 3-4 springs fresh Coriader leaves, chopped
Scrub the fish pieces with sea salt and rinse with water.
Marinate the fish for an hour by coating ginger-garlic paste, red chilli powder, turmeric powder and salt *.
Add oil to a heavy bottom cooking vessel and add sliced onions, fry till translucent.
Now add chopped tomatoes and green chillies. Cook till soft.
When the tomatoes are soft add dry coconut powder and cook till raw smell disappears.
Now add marinated fish pieces and cook till the pieces are soft and juicy.
Sprinkle chopped coriander leaves and serve hot with a comfort bowl of white rice.
Last but not least add your ‘love’ to make the dish ‘YUMMY’.
NOTE: As we are scrubbing the fish with sea salt, adjust the salt in the curry.