Fish pickle is a traditional recipe made with any type of dried or fried fish. It is a spicy and extremely tasty recipe.
SERVES : 5
PREP&COOK TIME : 35 mins
- 500 g fish dried, cut into small pieces
- 1/2 tbsp Turmeric powder
- Curry Leaves handful
- 1 1/2 tbsp red chilli powder
- 1/2 cup white vinegar
- Salt as required
- 1/2 tblsp fenugreek powder
- 2 tblsp Cumin powder
- 2 tsp Ginger paste
- 4-5 tbsp garlic paste
- 3-4 tblsp green chilli paste
- 1 tblsp Mustard seeds powdered + some for seasoning
- Sesame oil as required
Wash the fish pieces 3 to 4 times and drain excess water.
Add turmeric powder and keep aside for 20 to 30 minutes.
Mix together the ginger, garlic and green chilli pastes.
Heat 4 tblsp oil in a pan.
Add the fish and deep fry for a minute or two.
Remove and keep aside.
In a separate pan, heat 1 cup of oil and fry the mustard seeds till it starts to splutter.
Add the ginger-garlic-green chilli paste and fry till the oil floats to the top.
Add the curry leaves, red chilli powder and stir-fry for 30 to 60 seconds.
Add the fried fish, vinegar and salt.
Add the mustard seeds, cumin powder and fenugreek powder.
Bring to a boil and remove from heat.
Transfer the pickle to a clean, sterilized jar and cover with a lid.
Keep aside for 30 to 40 days before using.
Do not refrigerate once opened.