Weekends are for experimenting, and what better way to experiment than in the kitchen! Today, we’re going to introduce you to a unique, tasty fish curry. What makes this curry so unique? For starters, it uses Basa fish fillets instead of the regular Seer or Mackerel slices. Secondly, it is heavily influenced by South Indian flavours and ingredients. Yes, dear reader, today we are going to be making a deliciously soulful Basa Fish Curry. Never heard of this recipe before? Well, now you will learn to cook it!
Does Basa taste good in a curry?
Basa as a cut of fish, has a mild and sweet flavour. It is rather simple to eat, as it has fewer bones than other favourites such as Mackerel, Sardines and Rohu (making it perfect for a curry). While most curries predominantly taste of the fish that is being cooked, gravies cooked with Basa fish are lighter, more aromatic and taste less fishy. So if you aren’t really fond of the smell of fish, then this is ideal for you.
Another good thing about Basa is that it is easily available in the market, and quite pocket-friendly. So cooking this fish recipe on a daily basis will fill your stomach adequately, without draining your pockets.
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Quick tips for getting your Basa fish curry just right
1) For the best flavour, use fresh fish
Fresh basa fish fillets should smell sweet. Make sure the fillets you buy do not have an ammonia type smell, as that may be a sign that the fillets are old. For assured freshness, order your basa fillets on Licious.
2) Don’t have coconut? No worries!
You can substitute the grated coconut in this recipe with ¼ cup coconut milk or even soak and grind 12 cashew nuts into a paste.
3) Marinate your fillets for longer
As mentioned earlier, Basa is mild and sweet. If you’d like the pieces to have a stronger flavour of spice, you can marinate your fish for about 30 minutes, before frying it. This will provide enough time for the fillets to absorb the masala.
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