Wednesday, 27 February 2013


  • ·         Hilsa fish (Ilish) about 500 gm ,cut into medium size pices.
  • ·        Grounded Mustard
  • ·         Mustard oil
  • ·         Green chilies
  • ·         Turmeric powder
  • ·         salt to taste
  • ·         Onion seeds or kalonji


  • Wash the fish and Marinate with  turmeric powder and salt and keep aside for 15 minuts.
  • Make a paste of mustered, and Turmeric powder
  • Hit the pan with 2-3 tbs mustard  oil, pour ½  tbsp of Kalonji/Onion Seeds and about 2 Chilies
  • Add  the paste and stir for a minute add the fishes.
  • Pour 2-cups of water and covered it about 10-15 minutes/or unless coked.
  • Or a pressure cooker can be used (2 whistles).
  • Let the gravy to thicken..
  • Garnish it with 1 tbsp of Mustered Oil and 2-3 green Chilies.
  • Serve with Steamed Rice.

Tuesday, 26 February 2013

Aloo –Posto


5 - 6 medium potatoes
4 tblsp poppy seeds (posto)
1/2 tsp onion seeds (kalonji)
2 green chillies
1/2 tsp sugar
1 tsp pure ghee(optional)
2 tbl spoon mustard oil
salt to taste
1/2 tsp onion seeds (kalonji)

How to prepare aloo posto :
·         Take off and cut the potatoes into cubs.
·         Keep them in water.
·         Grind the popy seeds to a fine paste.
·         Heat up mustard oil in a kadai (pot)  till it just reaches smoking point.
·         Heat up the oil
·         Pour  kalonji and  1 Chilly  and stir-fry.
·         Add  potato pieces and stir fry on medium heat up until the potatoes get  some golden colour, stirring frequently.
·         Mix in the poppy seeds paste, stir and mix in half cup of water, cover and stir fry on low heat up till the potatoes are almost done.
·         Take off the lid, mix in salt, sugar and slit green chilies.
·         Continue to stir fry for a minute more or till potatoes are completely cooked, stir in desi ghee and serve hot.

Friday, 1 February 2013

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