How to make Afghani Fish - SK Khazana -

Rich and creamy this fish preparation from Afghanistan is a treat for both eyes and palate

Sanjeev Kapoor

This is a Sanjeev Kapoor exclusive recipe.

Main Ingredients : Fish fillets (फिश फिले), Salt (नमक)

Cuisine : Other cuisines

Course : Main Course Seafood

Afghani Fish - SK Khazana

Afghani Fish - SK Khazana Recipe Card


The world’s oceans, seas and rivers are filled with fish and other seafood so abundantly that you can never get tire of the variety. Besides the fact that seafood is really delicious and light on the tummy it offers a great deal of health benefits too. Great skin, a healthy heart and sharper brain are amongst a few.

Prep Time : 26-30 minutes

Cook time : 31-40 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Moderate

Taste : Mild

Ingredients for Afghani Fish - SK Khazana Recipe

  • Fish fillets cut into 2 inch pieces 400 grams

  • Salt to taste

  • Lemon juice 1 tablespoon

  • Medium onions quartered 2

  • Garlic cloves 8-10

  • Ginger sliced iu-1 inches

  • Cashewnuts 8-10

  • Ghee 1 1/2 tabl teaspoon

  • Tomato puree 1 1/2 cups

  • Red chilli powder 2 teaspoons

  • Coriander powder 1 teaspoon

  • Yogurt 4 tablespoons

  • Dried fenugreek leaves (kasuri methi) 1 teaspoon

  • Fresh cream 1 tablespoon

  • Coal pieces a few

  • Cloves 3-4

  • Ginger strips for garnish

  • Fresh coriander sprig 1 for garnish


Step 1

Take fish pieces in a bowl, add salt and lemon juice, mix and set aside for 10-15 minutes.

Step 2

Put onion, garlic, ginger, cashew nuts and sufficient water in a blender jar and blend into smooth paste.

Step 3

Heat 1½ tbsps ghee in a non-stick deep pan, add the ground mixture and sauté for 4-5 minutes.

Step 4

Add tomato puree, mix well, cover and cook for 8-10 minutes. Add red chilli powder, coriander powder and salt, mix well and sauté till the mixture comes to a boil.

Step 5

Add yogurt and mix well. Add fish pieces, mix well, cover and cook for 5-10 minutes.

Step 6

Add dried fenugreek leaves and fresh cream and mix well. Turn off the heat.

Step 7

Place hot coals in a steel bowl and place it in the pan. Place cloves over the coal and pour 1 tsp ghee over them. Cover and let the smoke infuse for 3-4 minutes.

Step 8

Remove the bowl of coal. Transfer the Afghani fish into a serving bowl. Garnish with ginger strips and a fresh coriander sprig. Serve hot.

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