Recipe: Saas Ni Machhi

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Saas Ni Machhi

Parsi, Mains

86 calories/serving
45 mins
A Parsi wedding favourite, the marinated fish is cooked in a white sauce which is packed with typical Parsi flavours. Eat it with rice or roti, it'll taste amazing every single time!

Recipe by:

Pretty Parsi Cook


1. Wash and clean the silver pomfret and cut in large pieces.

2. Sprinkle 1/2 teaspoon salt over this, rub the salt well in the pomfret and keep aside.

3. Place a deep flat pan on medium heat and add 5 tablespoons oil. add 1 medium onion finely chopped and fry for a minute.

4. Add 5 to 6 garlic cloves finely chopped, 5 to 6 green chillies finely chopped and fry for another 2 minutes.

5. Add 1.5 tablespoons all purpose flour and fry for 1 minute. add 1 cup water and mix everything, it will turn into a slightly thick sauce.

6. Add additional 1/2 cup water to thin this sauce and stir. also add 1 teaspoon salt and stir it in.

7. Add 2 tablespoons dark vinegar and stir it in. also add 1/2 teaspoon cumin powder, 3 teaspoons sugar and stir everything together.

8. Add the silver pomfret, keep aside and stir gently.

9. Cover the silver pomfret with the sauce and add 1 medium tomato chopped over the pomfret and at the sides. cover and cook for 3 minutes.

10. Open the pan, pick it up and gently swirl the pan so the sauce and tomatoes mix well. gently cover a bit of sauce on the top of the fish.

11. Add 2 tablespoons chopped fresh coriander leaves. cover and cook for another 3 minutes.

12. Open and simmer for a minute and remove from heat. enjoy this lovely fish with some hot basmati rice or parsi khichidi.

By Pretty Parsi Cook