Friday, December 30, 2011

Snake head Murrel Fish in Mango Ginger Gravy with one more Award

Wishing ALL my Bloggers Friends a HAPPY NEW YEAR in advance ! May the coming year bring Prosper and Joy in your life :-)"Year's end is neither an end nor a beginning but a going on, with all the wisdom that experience can instill in us."  -Hal Borland

snake head murrel

The snake head murrel is a species of SNAKE HEAD fish. It is also known as the common snake head, chevron snake head,striped snake head, haloan, aruan, haruan, bulig and dalagIt is found in parts of Southern China, most of India, southern Nepal, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka and most of Southeast Asia.

mango ginger
Here is  a pic of Snake head Murrel Fish and Mango Ginger

This recipe of Snake head Murrel Fish in Mango Ginger Gravy/Shol Macher Amchur Am Ada die Tok is an authentic Bengali dish made using Dry Mango(Amchur) and Mango Ginger (Am Ada).  The specialty of this dish is the Mango Ginger/Am ada. Mango ginger is a plant of the ginger family and is closely related to turmeric. They are very similar to ginger but have a raw mango taste.

Preparation Time : 20 minutes
Cooking time : 15 minutes
Serves : 5

Ingredients :
  • 1 lb. Shol/Snake head Murrel Fish
  • 1 tbsp Mango Ginger/Am Ada grated
  • 3 to 4 Dry Mango pieces/Amchur
  • 2 tbsp Black Mustard seeds/ yellow mustard seeds
  • 1 tsp black Mustard seeds
  • 2 green chilies, slit lengthwise
  • 1  tsp turmeric powder
  • Salt, to taste
  • Oil, as required (mustard oil, preferably)
shol fish

Preparation :
  • Clean and cut the fish, marinade with salt and a pinch of turmeric. Pan fry the fish pieces , keep aside.
  • Keep 2 tbsp of black mustard seeds soaked in 1/4 cup of water for about 15 to 20 minutes. Blend it well to a fine paste.  (IMPORTANT :  Before using in the dish , add a little water to the paste and strain out the black skin of the mustard seeds , else the curry might turn bitter once cooked . If you are using yellow mustard seeds instead, you need not do this process.  ) 
  • Next in a wide bottomed skillet, heat a tbsp of oil, add 1 tsp black mustard seeds , when it starts to sputter, add the slit green chilies, Dry mango pieces /amchur and turmeric powder and fry for a min or so , next add 2 cups of water.
  • When it starts to boil, add the Mustard seeds paste , add salt and let cook for 2 minutes .
  • Next add the fish pieces, cover and cook on medium heat, once the fish is almost cooked, add mango ginger paste at the end and let simmer for another minute or so. 
  • Serve hot with rice.

Now coming to the Award. This Liebster Blog award was passed on to me by Faseela of Good Food Ends With Good Talk. Thanks Faseela for remembering me and passing on this beautiful award to me.

liebster award

Now is my turn to pass it to my Blogger friends.

Blogs Got Heart
Suja of Kichen Corner -Try it
Divya of Divya's Recipes
Manju of Manju's Eating Delights
Sushma of Authentic Food Delights
Reshmi of Easy Cook

Please accept the award and pass it onto your blogger friends, to keep the ball rolling.......... 

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  1. wishing you happy new year 2012. hope you give us lots more innovative dish in coming year .. awesome

  2. That soup looks really delicious ! Love it's vibrant color , too ;) Wishing you all the best in the coming year !!!!!

  3. lovely flavor.....supoerb dish...happy new yeaar

  4. I miss the combination of ingredients. very much Indian. I miss it so much.

  5. Congrats on the award, Sonali! I love how you always post new recipes that are completely different from the previous ones. I learn new things with every recipe you post. :) Happy New Year to you and your family!

  6. congrats on the award sonali...........wish you and your family a very happy new year.

  7. Indeed the amchur will add a lively tangy taste to it...looks delicious!

  8. Congrats on the award! I don't even know there is some fish like that. Anyway,its looks good. It was nice meeting you this year and hope the New year will bring all the happiness to you and your family!

  9. Thank you so much for considering me while you pass on the award..Thanks dear..This means a lot to me..


  10. Congrats on the award dear! Looks so tasty though this is 1st time seeing such a fish. Happy New Year!

  11. Looks delicious with rich and vibrant colours.

    Happy New Year, Sonali!

    Spoon and Chopsticks

  12. Happy New Year to you. All the sucesses for everything.

  13. tasty and i can see why it got its name love fish happy new year

  14. hi only fish recipes...what kind of fish is that, i think we call it by a different name...make curry, sure very delicious..mmm

  15. You have unique space , see you again.

    Nice fish curry , never eaten mango ginger.

  16. Happy new year Sonali!!! Nice recipe and congrats for the award..

  17. Curry looks so very delicious and looks so much like the fish curry from Kerala.Happy New Year.

  18. That looks so drool-worthy!! I love seafood :)

    BTW, thanks for visiting my blog and have a Happy New Year!!

  19. Super tempting fish curry ,looks so delicious.Happy New Year.

  20. This curry looks delicious! I have not seen Mango Ginger before! This is something new to me, thanks for sharing!
    Happy New Year and wish you a wonderful 2012!!

  21. A most happy new year to you too, Sonali! And thank you for joining my site. :-) I love cooking and eating fish, and I like your site very much. I'm looking forward to more!


  22. Hi, wow, your recipes are so mouth watering.your blog is so informative and useful for those who cook. I am afraid I belong to the only eating party and have always proved to be a worst cook ever. Anyways,wishing you and your family a very happy, flourishing, thriving 2012. keep up the good work.

  23. love ur page - its so HATKE :)) bec never seen a blog dedicated to fish recipes - amazing collection ...........why dont u host an event for fish recipes ?- am sure many would love this ...
    happy new year to u and ur family

  24. Thanks for inviting me over for a visit!! You are such a gourmet chef!!! So inspiring!!!

    XO, Aimee

  25. Happy New Year!
    Love the mango-ginger too... must be yum in the fish!

  26. thank u all so so much 4 ur inspiring words...u all r my true inspiration 4 coming up with new recipes.....n ..hey vidya...i too was thinking abt it 4 quiet some time....will surely host it very soon :-)

  27. Hi Sonali,Wishing you and your family a very Happy New Year..

  28. Delicious looking pictures of this fish curry. Thank You, wishing you all the best for 2012. Have a Happy and prosperous New Year.

  29. curry looks super tempting..wish u and ur family a very happy new year!! :)

  30. delicious gravy..yummy!
    Happy New Year to you too !!
    Erivum Puliyum

  31. Your recipes are looking Nice ~ I would like to try any day :)

    loved your blog i never knew that we can have so many variations in fish curry will try some and let u know :)

  33. looks so yumm...n makes me it..;P
    Tasty Appetite

  34. I am in awe of your expertise with fish. This looks incredible. I hope you had a wonderful holiday. Blessings...Mary

  35. Wish you and your family a very Happy New Year.
    Heartiest congratulations to you for your lovely awards.
    Asolutely mouth watering, spicy, delicious, yummy and tempting dish.

  36. Hi Sonali,
    Happy New Year to you and your family. Sorry for being late in accepting your award. Had been extremely busy with lots of stuff happening arnd :-)

    Thank you so much for this beautiful award. I am seriously jumping with joy here! :-)


  37. Thanks for the award dear...will be collecting it soon...


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