How to make Hariyali Tawa Machli -

Fresh mint and coriander leaves not only add a lovely green colour but a wonderful flavour to this fried fish.

Sanjeev Kapoor

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Main Ingredients : Rawas fillets (रावस के फिले), Fresh mint leaves (ताज़े पुदीने के पत्ते )

Cuisine : Indian

Course : Main Course Seafood

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Hariyali Tawa Machli

Hariyali Tawa Machli Recipe Card


History of Indian cuisine dates back to nearly 5,000-years ago when various groups and cultures interacted with India that led to a diversity of flavours and regional cuisines.
Indian cuisine comprises of a number of regional cuisines.  The diversity in soil type, climate, culture, ethnic group and occupations, these cuisines differ from each other mainly due to the use of locally available spices, herbs, vegetables and fruits. Indian food is also influenced by religious and cultural choices and traditions. 
Foreign invasions, trade relations and colonialism had introduced certain foods to the country like potato, chillies and breadfruit.    

Prep Time : 16-20 minutes

Cook time : 16-20 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Moderate

Taste : Mild

Ingredients for Hariyali Tawa Machli Recipe

  • Rawas fillets cut into 1½ inch pieces 2

  • Fresh mint leaves 1/2 cup

  • coriander leaves 1 cup

  • Lemon juice 1 tablespoon

  • Ginger-garlic paste 1/2 tablespoon

  • Green chilli 1

  • Curry leaves 10-12

  • Thick yogurt 1/2 cup

  • Oil 1 tablespoon

  • White pepper powder 1/4 teaspoon

  • Salt to taste

  • Rice flour 1 cup


Step 1

Marinate the fish with lemon juice, ginger-garlic paste for fifteen minutes. Grind together green chilli, mint leaves, coriander leaves and curry leaves to a fine paste with a little water if necessary.

Step 2

Add this paste, yogurt, one tablespoon oil, white pepper powder and salt to the fish and mix well. Set aside to marinate for a further thirty minutes.

Step 3

Coat the marinated fish pieces with rice flour and dust-off the excess flour. Heat oil in a non-stick pan. Place the fish pieces on it, a few at a time, and cook, turning sides, till crisp and evenly done from both sides. Serve hot.

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