Fish Curry with Spinach (Paleng Bilahi Maas)


  • 4 pieces of Rohu fish
  • 2 handfuls of chopped spinach leaves
  • 1 small tomato, finely chopped
  • 1/2 tsp fenugreek seeds
  • 1 small onion, sliced thinly
  • 1 green chilli
  • 3 cloves of garlic, finely chopped
  • 1 tsp turmeric powder
  • Salt to taste
  • 2 tbsp mustard oil

Method –

  1. Marinate the fish with salt and 1/2 tsp turmeric powder
  2. Set aside for 15 minutes
  3. Heat 2 tbsp oil in a pan
  4. Fry the fish lightly and set aside
  5. In the remaining oil, add the fenugreek seeds and garlic cloves
  6. When it turns golden, add the onion and green chilli
  7. Fry till golden brown and add turmeric powder
  8. Sauté for a few seconds
  9. Add the chopped tomatoes
  10. Lower the heat and cook covered till the tomatoes turn mushy
  11. Add the chopped spinach leaves
  12. Add salt to taste and cook for a few minutes
  13. Cook covered for about 2-3 minutes
  14. By this time, spinach will be cooked and the water has evaporated
  15. Add warm water for gravy
  16. Once it comes to a boil, add fish
  17. Cover and cook on medium flame
  18. Turn off the flame when the gravy thickens.

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