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Maharashtrian Fish Gravy
(Mase Kalvan)

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In Maharashtra (western India) 'kalvan bhaath' translates into gravy and rice respectively. Fish marinated with spices and cooked with coconut milk is a favorite dish of many people of Maharashtra.


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Serves: 4 
Cooking time (approx.):  minutes
Style: Indian Non-Vegetarian


500  grams slices of any white fish cleaned
2  tablespoon(s) tamarind paste
2  teaspoon(s) garlic paste
½  teaspoon(s) turmeric powder
2  teaspoon(s) red chilli powder
1  teaspoon(s) coriander powder
2  flakes garlic crushed
½  teaspoon(s) asafoetida powder
1  green chilli(es) slit
½  cup(s) coconut milk
1  tablespoon(s) oil
salt to taste

  1. Wash the fish slices and marinate them in a mixture of tamarind paste, garlic paste, turmeric powder, red chilli powder, coriander powder and salt for about 15 minutes.
  2. Heat the oil in a heavy-bottomed pan. Put in the crushed garlic, asafoetida and green chilli. Stir-fry briefly and add the marinated fish. Mix gently and sprinkle some water. Cover and cook for about 20  minutes or till the fish is almost cooked.
  3. Slowly stir in the coconut milk and bring to a boil on low flame. Cover and cook on low for about 4  minutes or till the fish is well-cooked but firm.

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  • Coconut milk is available off the shelf in Asian markets in tins or tetrapacks. However, ensure that it is of a fresh date and not too old.

Serve hot with: steamed rice and Deep Fried Savory Buns (Vade)

 
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