FISH PADDA (FISH PICKLE)

 

Fish Padda

FISH PADDA (Fish Pickle)

Ingredients

500 grams sardines or small mackerels or any other small fish cut into fairly big pieces

3 tablespoons chopped garlic

2 tablespoons chopped ginger

3 tablespoons chillie powder

2 teaspoons garlic paste

1 tablespoon cumin powder

½ teaspoon turmeric powder

1 teaspoon mustard powder

2 teacups vinegar

20 or 25 curry leaves

½ liter sesame oil or mustard oil

Salt to taste

Marinate the fish with turmeric powder & salt for half an hour. Fry the fish lightly in either sesame oil or mustard oil, for 5-8 minutes. It should only be slightly crisp. Remove & keep aside.

In the same oil add the curry leaves, chopped ginger and garlic and fry for a few minutes. Mix in the garlic paste, chillie powder, cumin powder, mustard powder and salt and fry with a little vinegar till the oil separates from the mixtures and gives out a nice aroma. Add the rest of the vinegar and the fried fish and mix well . Simmer for 2 more minutes then take down.

Cool and store in bottles. This pickle will last for about 6 months if stored in the fridge.

 Note; Instead of fresh fish, Salt fish can be used instead.

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