Friday, November 30, 2012

Food, Friends and Fabulousness!!

This is a very special post dedicated to my dear friend Rupesh. While we have always shared a mutual adoration of good food and have had many many edible adventures together while I lived in Mumbai. He was initially only a lover of the product and has now also grown to be a lover of the process. Every so often I get a text or a call from him telling me how he wowed his friends in various parts of the country with his culinary skills, and last month I got to try it first hand.

Our chef Rupesh offered us
1) Crispy golden prawns as an accompaniment to our favourite Old monk
2) A glorious, Dahi Maach with steamed rice

Im sharing here the recipe for the Dahi Maach in as much detail as I could get out of the master chef

What you need:
  • 500gms of fish (use a relatively less bony one)
  • 2 large onions
  • A big piece of ginger
  • Handful of green chillies
  • Small stick of cinammon
  • 200 or so ml of fresh curd
  • Turmeric powder, red chilli powder and salt to taste
  • Mustard oil to fry the fish in
  • Big bunch of fresh corriander finely chopped
Coarsely chop the onions and grind the ginger and green chilli

Shallow fry the cleaned fish fillets in mustard oil, till they are semi cooked and the skin is slightly crispy 

Mix turmeric powder, red chilli powder and salt to the curd and make a smooth lump free mixture

Toast the cinnamon in some of the mustard oil and cook off the onions and the ginger and green chillies

Add the curd mixture and the fish and simmer for a few minutes. Take off the heat and garnish with the beautiful, earthy coriander

Poured over warm, steamed rice, this was one of the simplest, but one of the most aromatic, delightful meals I have every eaten. We ate, we drank, we was a celebration..of our love for food and our love of cooking. 

Chef Rupesh have arrived!!

Sneak peek at our Crispy Golden Prawns. Will post recipe soon if revealed by the Master Chef!!


  1. Oh how delicious it was! :D yum yum! :D

    Loved it :D

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