How to make Lagan Nu Machhi No Saas -

Succulent pomfret and cherry tomatoes in sweet sour gravy.

Sanjeev Kapoor

This is a Sanjeev Kapoor exclusive recipe.

Main Ingredients : Pomfret (पापलेट), Salt (नमक)

Cuisine : Parsi

Course : Main Course Seafood

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Lagan Nu Machhi No Saas

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Originally, the Parsis were meat eaters, who prepared a lot of rich and heavy dishes. However, over the years they blended their culinary skills with those of the regional people thus giving rise to a blend of Persian and Indian cuisine. Today Parsi food is a delicious blend of western influences, a Gujarat love for sweet and sour mixtures and the Persian genius for combining meat with dried fruits such as apricots. After coming to Gujarat, they adopted a lot of Gujarati food and became pulse and cereal eaters. As they shifted towards Maharashtra, they adapted the Maharashtrian dishes.
Parsis prefer non-vegetarian dishes mainly consisting of fish, meat and chicken though they also have a large repertoire of vegetarian preparations.

Prep Time : 31-40 minutes

Cook time : 26-30 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Moderate

Taste : Mild

Ingredients for Lagan Nu Machhi No Saas Recipe

  • Pomfret cut into 8 pieces 1 large

  • Salt to taste

  • Garlic chopped 6 cloves

  • Cumin seeds 2 tablespoons

  • Onions 4 medium

  • Oil 2 tbsps + to deep fry

  • Rice flour 11/2 tablespoons

  • Cherry tomatoes 10

  • Green chillies chopped 6

  • Eggs 2

  • Sugar 2 tablespoons

  • Vinegar 2 tablespoons

  • Fresh coriander leaves chopped 2 tablespoons


Step 1

Rub pomfret with salt and refrigerate for half an hour. Grind together garlic and cumin seeds to a fine paste. Chop two onions finely and slice the remaining two. Heat sufficient oil in a kadai and deep-fry the sliced onions till golden.

Step 2

. Drain and place on an absorbent paper and set aside. Heat two tablespoons of oil in a pan and sauté chopped onions without browning them. Add cumin seeds-garlic paste and rice flour and sauté on low heat till a nice aroma is given out. Add three cups of water and cook, stirring continuously to avoid lumps, till the sauce thickens.

Step 3

Add salt to taste and mix well. Add fish, cherry tomatoes and green chillies and continue to cook on low heat till the fish is done. Beat the eggs in a bowl. Add sugar and vinegar and whisk till well blended.

Step 4

Pour this into the fish mixture in a thin dribble. Do not stir, only shake the pan from side to side well. When the egg is cooked take off the heat and transfer into a serving dish. Serve hot garnished with deep-fried onions and coriander leaves.

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