Hello friends! Hope all of you are doing good!! Today I am going to share with you an Assamese dish which is called Phoolkobi Maasor Anja in Assamese.This is nothing but Cauliflower Fish curry .This is a very popular fish recipe among Assamese people. Cauliflower is a winter vegetable . During my childhood I liked cauliflower most among all the vegetables . Those were freshly harvested from our small kitchen garden . I used to like all dishes made by my mom , whether it was cauliflower-potato stir fry, cauliflower fish curry, cauliflower pakora or cauliflower-egg stir fry. For me, the taste of cauliflower (may be all vegetables) was different
during those days 🙂 ! But now a days I never get the same flavour of cauliflower Fish Curry as my mom used to cook for us!! Probably excessive use of pesticides has changed the taste of all the vegetables 🙁 !
But last week, when I went to vegetable market I bought a few cauliflowers and when I cooked cauliflower potato stir fry for my breakfast it turned out to be very tasty. So, I decided to prepare Cauliflower fish curry for lunch on the same day as I was badly missing this dish cooked by mom.
Back to recipe, let me tell you the ingredients and methods of the recipe.
1.Fish : 4 pieces
2.Cauliflower: 1 medium sized cauliflower (Cut into florets)
3. Potato : 1 (Cut into pieces)
5.Onion :1 medium(sliced)
6.Cumin seeds :1/2 tsp
7.Bay leaf :1
8.Ginger paste:1/2 tsp
9.Turmeric powder :1 tsp
10.Red chilli powder: 1/2 tsp
11.Cumin powder:1/2 tsp
12.Garam masala powder (optional) :1/4 tsp
13.Green chillies :1-2
14.Mustard Oil:2-3 tbsp
15.Salt to taste
16.Chopped coriander leaves for garnishing.
1.Wash the fish pieces and marinate with 1/2 tsp salt and pinch of turmeric powder.keep aside until use.
2.Soak the cauliflower florets in water for 10-15 minutes. Then drain and keep aside.
3.Heat mustard oil in a heavy bottom pan or kadhai . When the oil is smoking hot fry the fish pieces until golden brown on both sides.Drain and keep aside.
4.In the remaining oil, add cumin seeds and bay leaf. Once the cumin seeds start to splutter add onion, ginger paste and fry util brown.Now add chopped tomatoes. Sauté for 1-2 minutes and then add turmeric,cumin powder, red chilli powder and salt . Sauté until raw smell of tomatoes go off.
5.Now add potato and cauliflower pieces.Mix and fry for a few minutes covering the kadhai on a low medium heat.Stir in between. Cook the vegetables until potato and cauliflower pieces become soft and tender .
6.Add 2cups of water and bring to boil. Add the fried fish pieces, green chilli and garam masala powder , cook on medium flame for 4-5 minutes or till gravy becomes thick.
7.Remove from heat.Garnish with chopped coriander leaves and serve hot with rice.