The Indian coastal regions are immensely known for the delectable seafood dishes. One of these is the Silver Pomfret fish curry (paplet curry) from Maharashtra. The key to achieving a perfect curry involves two simple steps – marinating the pomfret fish and dropping them in the simmering curry. You can make this dish at home within 35 minutes. Check out the recipe below.
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How to Make Maharashtrian-style Pomfret Fish Curry in 35 Minutes
Mix turmeric, red chilli powder, garam masala, green chilli, salt, garlic and ginger to make a thick paste. Thoroughly wash the pomfret, pat dry and make slits on it. Stuff the paste into the slits and coat the pomfret completely. Set aside for 20-30 minutes.
In a pan, heat oil, add the curry leaves and tomato puree. Sauté well and cook the puree until the oil slightly separates from the sides. Add a little water and gently place the marinated fish in the curry, cover and cook for about 5-7 minutes on low flame. Flip the fish occasionally. Now, add the coconut milk and simmer for another 2-3 minutes.
Sprinkle some coriander leaves and serve hot with plain rice.
Always add pomfret at the end to avoid the fish from overcooking and disintegrating.
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Frequently Asked Questions
Can I marinate the fish overnight?
Yes. You can marinate the fish overnight for the best flavours. You can also rest the curry for about 3-4 hours or overnight so that the flavours mature.
How to check if the fish is cooked?
Use a toothpick or fork to break a small piece of the fish. If the fish is opaque and breaks off easily, it is done.