Friday, January 20, 2012
Sukhua-Bilati Baigana ( Tomato ) Tarkari
Cooking Time Required: 15-20 mins
Cost of Preparation: 10-15 Rupees
Ingredients: Sukhua (dried/smoked fish) ( 3-4 nos ), tomato ( 2 nos., medium sized ), cooking oil ( 2 tsp ), salt ( to taste), turmeric ( 1/6 tsp ), green chilli ( 1-2 nos ), garlic pods ( 5 nos ), mustard seeds ( 1 tsp ), pancha-phutana (1/5 tsp).
Preparation: Grind the mustard seeds with half of the garlic pods into a fine paste.
Cut the potato into chunks.
Soak the fish for 1-2 hours. Drain away the water.
Cooking: Heat 2 tsp oil in a wok. Add pancha-phutana followed by crushed garlic pods
and green chillis ( broken into 2-3 pieces ).
Add the soaked fish, crush and fry lightly for 2 mins.
Follow with the chopped tomato. Fry for 3-4 mins.
Add the mustard-garlic paste along with salt, turmeric and a cup of water. Cover with a lid and cook for 8-10 mins.
Serve hot with white rice.
NOTE: Instead of using the salad variety of tomatos, use the desi ( country grown )
ones. The latter have a sour taste in addition to the sweetness which enhances the
flavour of the curry.