Machchi Tamatar Ki Kari Fish curry with tomato
500g fish fillets or streaks
2 tablespoons ghee or oil
1 onion, finely chopped
2 garlic cloves, finely chopped 2 tablespoons chopped fresh coriander or mint leaves
1 teaspoon ground cumin
1 teaspoon ground turmeric
½-1 teaspoon chilli powder, or to taste 1 large ripe tomato, chopped
1 teaspoon salt
1½ teaspoons garam masala Lemon juice to taste
Wash the fish and pat dry with paper towel, and then cut each fillet into serving pieces.
Heat the ghee in a saucepan over low heat. Add the onion, garlic and coriander, and cook, stirring regularly, until the onion has softened. Add the cumin, turmeric and chilli powder, and stir until the spices are cooked and aromatic. Add the tomato, salt and garam masala to the pan, and continue cooking until the tomato is cooked to a pulp. Add the lemon juice, to taste, and check if more salt is needed.
Put the pieces of fish into the tomato, spooning it over the fish, then cover the pan and simmer for 10 minutes, or until the fish is cooked through. Serve immediately with rice. Serves 4.