Lady Fish / Nongal Roast


4 lady fish / whiting / nongal, cleaned
2 large onions, sliced
1 1/2 tsp ginger, finely chopped
1 1/2 tsp garlic, finely chopped
3-4 green chillies, chopped
1 large tomato, chopped
2 sprig curry leaves
1- 1 1/2 tsp kashmiri chilli powder ( adjust to your spice level)
1 tsp coriander powder
1/4 tsp turmeric powder
1/4-1/2 tsp crushed pepper
1 tsp mustard seeds
1/2 tsp fenugreek seeds
salt to taste


  1. Heat oil in a pan and splutter mustard seeds and fenugreek seeds.
  2. Add chopped ginger, garlic , green chillies and curry leaves and saute for a minute.
  3. Add sliced onion and salt and mix well.
  4. Add turmeric powder, chilli powder and coriander powder and saute well till onion turns transparent.
  5. Then add chopped tomato , mix well and add 1/4-1/2 cup water and allow to boil.
  6. When the gravy thickens, add 4 whole cleaned lady fish and mix gently. Cover and cook till done and masala is well coated with the fish,
  7. Add crushed pepper and mix well. Remove from the flame and serve hot….


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