Fish Masala with Poppy Seeds


Fish 500 gm
Onion (payaz), chopped 1 cup
Curry leaves (curry patta) 10-12
Turmeric (haldi) powder ½ teaspoon
Lime juice (nimboo ka ras) 2 table spoon
Red chilli (lal mirch) powder 1 tea spoon
Ginger Garlic (adrakh lahsan) paste 1 table spoon
Coriander (dhaniya) powder 1 table spoon
Mustard oil (Sarso tel) 3-4 table spoon
Pepper corns (sabut kalimirch) 6-7
Poppy seeds (khuskhus) 3 table spoon
Sesame seeds (safed til) 1 table spoon
Coconut (Nariyel) powder ½ cup
Hot spices (garam masala) powder ½ tea spoon
Coriander leaves (hara dhaniya) ½ cup
Salt (namak) to taste


  • 1. Clean and wash fish pieces and take them in a bowl.
  • 2. Mix ginger garlic paste, coriander powder, turmeric, salt, chili powder, lime juice, hot spices in a small bowl.
  • 3. Rub fish pieces with this blended paste, mix well and keep it aside for 15 minutes.
  • 4. Heat a pan and dry roast poppy seeds, sesame seeds, pepper corns in it, till a fragrance starts coming. Let it cool.
  • 5. Once cooled completely take this roasted mixture in a grinder jar and add coconut powder in it. Grind the mixture well to make smooth paste.
  • 6. In pan heat oil, add onions cook till golden brown, and now add this onion to same blender jar and blend it with the earlier prepared paste.
  • 7. Add this paste to fish and keep it for 30 minutes.
  • 8. After 30 minutes heat mustard oil in a nonstick pan, add curry leaves and stir it for 30 seconds.
  • 9. Now add marinated fish and cook it covered in a very slow flame.
  • 10. Once it is cooked from one side, turn to other side cook till golden brown colour.
  • 11. Put the flame off and finish it with coriander leaves.
  • 12. Serve “fish masala with poppy seeds” hot.

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