October 29, 2012

Pomfret ghashi (gassi ) recipe - how to make papleta sol

Pomfret ghashi or fish ghassi recipe - This is  a very popular fish curry with thick gravy in the coastal part of Karnataka. I learned this ghashi from my mother. Thick gravy in this ghashi is very light with delicious tamarind and chilli flavour. The same recipe can be used for any kind of fish, be it  King Fish (Surmai, Iswan), Nogli (Lady Fish), Bangade (Mackerel), Shrimp (Prawns), Sardine (Toori, Tarle).  This ghashi goes well with steamed plain  rice or brown rice. What I love about this recipe, apart from the fact that it is so simple and practically easy. This ghashi actually tastes like real South Indian fresh fish cooked in thick gravy  when I make it.

coastal karnataka special pomfret ghashi
Pomfret or paplet ghashi recipe

Ingredients
2 medium sized pomfret / paplet
1/2  grated  fresh coconut
4 tsp red chilli powder
1 green chilli
1 tsp coriander seeds
5 garlic flakes / lasun
1" piece ginger / adrak
7- 8 fried fenugreek seeds / methi seeds
1/2 tsp  turmeric powder / haldi
2 tbsp thick tamarind pulp
1 small onion, chopped
Oil as required
Salt to taste

Method
Pomfret or paplet ghashi recipe
  • Cut each pomfret into 2-3 slices, clean and wash it thoroughly under running water.
  • Grind the coconut, red chilli powder, green chilli, coriander seeds, methi seeds, garlic, ginger, turmeric powder, tamarind pulp, and half of the chopped onions along with  little water and make a smooth paste. Keep it aside.
  • Heat little oil in a deep pan and fry the remaining onion until translucent.
  • Add the ground paste, salt and little water. Mix  well to make a thick gravy.
  • Bring it to boil.  Add the pomfret slices when the gravy is boiling. Cook till the fish turns soft and the gravy becomes thick. Serve hot with steamed plain rice or brown rice.


11 comments:

  1. so colorful, never tried this. looks delicious

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  2. thick and delicious..

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  3. Mouthwatering here, fingerlicking pomfret gassi.

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  4. Ooh am drooling here. Looks awesome

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  5. I've eaten Pomphret only 2 or 3 times in my life....your curry looks really good.

    Thanks for stopping by my space, see you more often!!

    Regards,
    Manju
    http://manjuseatingdelights.blogspot.com

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  6. looks delicious & a new recipe for me....
    Have a great day!!
    Amy
    Event:Cook like a Celebrity Chef

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  7. Looks delicious !

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