Monday, January 30, 2012

Bata Fish curry with spicy Udad Dal Bori (Vadi)

One more authentic , popular Bengali cuisine made of Bata fish , Brinjal and Spicy Urad Dal Bori(Vadi)/Bata macher Begun ar Bodi die Shorshe Jhal.



Bata/Labeo bata(Bengali name: Bata) has its natural inhabits in Bangladesh, India, Pakistan. It is also found in river ,lakes, pond and similar water bodies. It is well known for its excellent taste and one of the most popular Fishes with a high market value because of its easy availability.




Udad Dal Bori/Vadi is one more delicacy used in a lot of Bengali dishes including Veg. They can be made spicy and non spicy ones. In this dish I have used the spicy ones made of Udad Dal, coriander seeds, fennel seeds, Red chili powder and black pepper powder. You should not add salt to the Boris specially used in making curries.




Preparation time : 20 minutes
Cooking time : 25 minutes
Serves : 5


urad dal bori/bata fish fry


Ingredients :

  • 1 lb.Bata Fish ( can use any white fleshed fish instead)
  • 4 medium sized Brinjals, cut into halves
  • 9 to 10 spicy Udad Dal Bori/Vadi
  • 1 medium sized onion, finely chopped
  • 1 large tomato, finely chopped
  • 3 tbsp mustard seeds powder (I used the sunrise brand, if not available can make a homemade paste of black mustard seeds)
  • 1 tsp panch foron
  • 2 green chilies , slit lengthwise
  • Coriander leaves, optional
  • 1 tsp Turmeric powder
  • Salt, to taste
  • Oil, as required

 

Preparation :


  • Cut and wash the fish pieces thoroughly. Marinade with salt and a pinch of turmeric. Pan fry to a light golden brown color on both the sides. Keep aside.
  • Pan fry the Urad Dal Bori, keep aside.
  • In a flat bottomed skillet, add the Panch foron, once it starts to sputter, add the green chilies and the onion and fry till the onion turns translucent.
  • Next add brinjal and turmeric powder and let cook covered for a minute or 2 until the raw smell of the turmeric vanish. Lastly add the chopped tomato and cook for another 2 minutes.
  • Add 2 cups of water and salt and let cook covered until it starts to boil. Then add the fish pieces and cook for another 4 to 5 minutes .
  • Lastly add the Mustard paste (TIP : If using the ready made mustard powder, make a paste of the same with 2 to 3 tbsp of water and keep aside for a minimum of 10 minutes before use) and Urad dal Bori and cook for not more than 2 minutes. Add the chopped coriander leaves (optional).
  • Serve hot with Rice.












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45 comments:

  1. Ohhhh I missssss your post ;D Looks really mouthwatering ! Love the vibrant color of your dish ! Yummy !!!

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  2. Oh Sonali. tell me when u make dishes like this. I will come over. Looks so tempting

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  3. Ohh my, Sonali - this is so so lovely!You brought back memories of the good ol' times when my Maa cooked and I gorged on them - this was one of the special delicacies that Maa would prepare for me but with Tyangra instead of Bata. I can almost smell the aroma - lovely dish and beautiful presentation too:)

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  4. wow..such a tempting dish..mouthwatering..

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  5. Hey this is a new recipe to me Sonali.Sounds fabulous !

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  6. Bori diye machher jhal dekhei khete ichha korchhe. Darun hoyechhe...

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  7. One of my favourite fish and I love bori very much. Very nicely prepared. Looks delicious and spicy.

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  8. Happy to see a post from you after some time. I believe it was your birthday last month, am I right? Happy belated birthday wishes to you! :) The curry looks sumptuous. Love the tempting presentation!

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  9. This is so yummy!!!! I have cooked fish either with brinjals or with bori but never all 3 togather.

    This is a must have!!!

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  10. supwer tempting dish........awesome dear

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  11. wonderful and spicy fish curry

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  12. This is my favorite..YUMMY

    Aarthi
    http://yummytummy-aarthi.blogspot.com/

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  13. Interesting recipe..yummy fish curry

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  14. Very nice recipe with vibrant & beutiful colors......thanks for sharing.

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  15. Thnx for dropping by my space....You have a wonderful blog too....Fish looks delicious...Following you dear...

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  16. wow..such a tempting dish..mouthwatering..

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  17. Seriously cant take my eyes from ur irresistible click,super tempting curry..

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  18. I just had my lunch and your are tempting me again.

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  19. looks delicious.just hot hot.......

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  20. That looks so delicious. What a great meal that would be!!

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  21. I'm drooling over this magnificent dish.

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  22. Bata manche khub kata thake bole avoid kori but truly speaking this one is tooo tempting specially the add of biuli bori....banatai hobe!
    Keep sharing dear.... you are a true creator!

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  23. very delicious...yummy..mouthwatering recipe...

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  24. This sounds like another delicious dish from you.

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  25. I didn't know u can put Vadi with fish! That's new to me! Erynicerecipe!

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  26. oooo I would give anything for a bowl of this...
    lovely!

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  27. wow dats amazin dear....ur preparations are so variant..and delicious

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  28. I always find smaller fish more delicious than the bigger one. Your recipe sounds awesome and the clicks look very good too :)

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  29. This recipe is so unique and different. We are big time on eating fish and its one we will enjoy with the with rice as you have shared.

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  30. Argg.. I'm sorry about that. I saw it at Naarisakhi sometime back and mixed up the date. I hate to miss people's birthdays and wish them belated birthdays so at least now I know your birthday is on.. 25th February. That's correct right? :)

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  31. Love this luscious fish curry with vadas. You are so creative with fish and its varied dishes --each one seems to be better than the last. I've never heard about this fish but it looks like a version of sardines. Love sardines!!

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  32. wonderful preparation and delicious..

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  33. Bengali's know exactly how to make the fish. This looks perfectly cooked. I am sure you need some dessert after eating spicy fish come have 'roshogulla' at my place.

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  34. looks sooooooooo nice ...well explained..;)
    Tasty Appetite

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  35. Thanks to all of u for ur lovely comments :-)

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  36. Anyone who could come up with this many fish recipes has my respect :)

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