One of the most sort after dishes in India, Fish curry is a seafood lover's delight. There are countless varieties of fish curry in our country, each one better than the other. With so many different varieties of fishes like Basa, Red snapper, Tuna, Salmon, Mackeral, Hilsa, King Fish, Pomfret, Pearl Spot etc. available in fish markets, one can imagine how unique each type of fish tastes like and how different each dish will be. Here, I am presenting the Assam Fish Curry called as Aloo Bilahi Maas.
Assam Fish Curry or Aloo Bilahi Maas is a fish curry simmered in a potato and tomato curry. It is tangy and mild and definitely a delightful side dish for steamed rice. One fo the quickest fish curries to make, it is now one of my favorites.
With the long coastline of about 600 kilometers, including rivers and lakes, fish forms an important part of our diet in Kerala. We have our rich versions of preparing them and I have never tasted any other variety than these. Having the Bengali Mustard Fish Curry was an eye-opening experience for me and thus started my journey of experimenting and learning different ways of preparing our good old' humble fish curries.
Just like we Malayalees (Keralites) and Bengalis, Assamese are known to be prodigious fish lovers. There are many varieties of fish curries in Assam itself and I think, Aloo Bilahi Maas is the easiest of them all. It hardly took about 25 minutes for me to prepare this delicious curry and it was served with fluffy basmati rice. Brilliant combination, I tell you!
What is the major difference I found in preparing Assamese and Bengali Fish curries when compared to Kerala fish curries? In most curries in the Bengali and Assamese cuisine, the fish is lightly fried before adding to the curry. Two, the use of mustard oil. These definitely bring a different flavor to the dishes and my palate is loving it.
How to Make Assam Fish Curry:
The fish pieces are lightly fried at first. A curry is made from onions, tomatoes, and potatoes spiced with different condiments. The fish pieces are then simmered and cooked in this gravy thereby inducing its flavor to the fillets.
Assam Fish Curry Recipe:Print
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