Rohu/Rui Fish

My friends have been asking me to help them with recipes. Well ! the first dish I prepared was a non – vegetarian dish and thereby I begin with a non vegetarian dish

I’ve always liked sea fishes prepared in Kerala style.
But when it comes to some river fish, I prefer making it in a little bengoli style.
Here are the ingredients:
  1. Cleaned rohu fish/ rui/river fish
  2. One Onion cut into small pieces
  3. 7- 8 gloves of garlic
  4. Three slit chillies
  5. Two small tomatoes/one big size tomotao
  6. Ginger (an important ingredient) quantity equivalent to garlic
  7. Coriader leaves for garnish/flavour
  8. Mustard seeds that aren’t dried much(preferably brown color) – Main Ingredient
  9. two teaspoons of turmeric
  10. 1 teaspoon of cumin seeds
  11. salt to taste

Preparation technique:

  1. Fry the raw fish(marinated in salt and turmeric only)in sunflower oil till its brown to reddish color in frying pan (kadai) or cooking pot
  2. While the fish is being fried, you can soak the mustard seeds in water
  3. Also, you can take the cut onions, 7- 8 peeled garlic cloves , ginger and one teaspoon of cumin seeds and grind it into a paste by adding just little water.
  4. One the fishes are fried , in the same oil add the ground paste after the fishes have been removed.
  5. Crunch the soaked mustard seeds using pestle and mortar or using belan and chakla
  6. Add salt/ turmeric along with crushed mustard seeds.Cook and stir well in between till the oil is completely absorbed
  7. Add the cut tomatoes, slit chilies and wait till the tomatoes becomes mushy
  8. Add enough water to drown all the fishes. Wait for it to boil.
  9. Add the fried fishes
  10. Add coriander leaves
  11. Cover the container with a plate/lid
  12. Turn off the gas. Let the pan(kadai) remain covered for 15 mins to retain the flavor.
  13. It serves best with plain rice .

Try and let me know you’ve liked it..
I’v hardly used any additional masala’s ,just three slit chilli’s along with turmeric and salt. It gives u a very authentic taste because of the mustard seeds
Its also easy / quick to cook and what else , its also delicious šŸ™‚
Drop me your comments or email me at if you have any queries/ suggestion.

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