Sunday, April 29, 2012

Sindhi dry Masala Fish/Sindhi Sukhi Machi


sindhi fish

Sindhi cuisine basically originated from Sindh, now located in the eastern border of Pakistan.The staple food of Sindhi household basically consists of Phulka, a wheat based flat bread and rice with a combo of dal and sabzi. I came across this very nice article on sindhirasoi.com, giving a glimpse of Sindhi food and culture . Thanks Alka , for this  wonderful article. Today's recipe is a Sindhi sukhi machi/ Sindhi dry Masala Fish inspired from the cookery show by well known Pakistani chef Mehboob Khan.








Preparation time : 15 to 20 minutes
Cooking time : 25 to 30 minutes
Serves : 5 






Ingredients :
  • 2 lbs. of Spanish Mackerel
  • 2 large onions / 2 cups of chopped onion
  • 1 and 1/2 tbsp chili powder, adjust heat level according to your taste
  • 1 and 1/2 tbsp garlic paste
  • 1 tbsp ginger paste
  • 1/2 tsp turmeric powder
  • 1 tbsp cumin seeds, roasted and powdered
  • 1 tsp carom seeds/ajwain seeds, roasted and powdered
  • 1/2 tsp fish masala/garam masala powder
  • juice of half a lemon
  • 2 tbsp tamarind pulp
  • Salt, to taste
  • Oil, as required


For Tempering :
  • a handful of curry leaves
  • 2 to 3 green chilies, chopped 

cook sindhi fish
Directions :
  • Cut the fish into big pieces, wash thoroughly. 
  • In a bowl, add the chili powder, turmeric powder, ginger and garlic paste, cumin seeds powder and salt, mix thoroughly. Divide the paste into two halves, one portion is used for marinating fish, the other half is used for the dry masala.
  • Marinade the fish pieces with one half of the paste along with lemon juice and carom seeds/ajwain seeds powder. Keep marinated for 10 to 15 minutes.
  • Heat 2 and 1/2 tbsp of oil in a non stick skillet, shallow fry the fish pieces till it turns a medium golden brown color on both the sides, keep aside.
  • In the same skillet, heat 2 tbsp of oil, add the chopped onion and fry till translucent, add the rest of the masala paste along with fish masala /garam masala powder and salt, if required, fry for 3 to 4 minutes or until the raw smell of the spices vanish. Add 2 tbsp of the tamarind pulp and cook for a minute or two by constant stirring.  Lastly, slide in the fish pieces ,  and let cook covered for another 5 minutes on medium heat until all the flavors blend well. Remove skillet off the heat. 
  • To temper, heat a little oil, add the curry leaves and chopped green chilies. Add the tempering to the fish masala, serve hot with rice/chapatis. 
chef mehboob sindhi fish
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102 comments:

  1. My first time here. :D The fish looks so succulent and exquisite...but I'm a little bit intimidated with the bones. >.< such tiny bones!

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  2. Thanks for visiting my space :-) hey...there's nothing to worry !!! the spanish mackerel hav very sift and chewy bones!!!

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  3. The fish is perfectly done..only the chef has given a little twist by tempering with curry leaves. In Sindhi fish preparation we don't add curry leaves.

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    1. Thanks dear Sobha...I'm so glad you liked it !!!!

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  4. aha!! looks so good. Keep them coming Sonali! love your fish dishes!

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  5. I haven't eaten fresh mackerel for quiet sometime :P :D I love this flavorful dish ! Really looks appetizing !

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  6. Hello dearie..how you been? Gosh this dish looks so so so tempting ya. I just feel like taking all them and whack myself with plain rice. Superb recipe..thanks for sharing! ;)

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    1. I'm doing good dear...glad u liked the dish!!!

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  7. Perfectly done and looks so tempting !! YUmmy !!

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  8. Lovely and yummy

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  9. Awesome presentation and clicks!

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  10. Perfectly made fish...u can be called as fish queen

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  11. This dish sounds really delicious! I love your presentation!!

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  12. Great presentation and looks mouthwatering!

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  13. mouthwatering..drooling here!

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  14. Wow nice preparation...looks mouthwatering.

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  15. Hi! New follower loving your blog! Thanks for the yummy recipes!

    Greetings from Cape Town, South Africa xoxo

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    1. Thanks for dropping by....Plz do visit again :-)

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  16. the dish is very well presented and looks so tempting

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  17. oh my husband is a Sindhi and I dont know even one thing to make so this might be my first Sindhi dish. But I dont know your 8th ingredient.
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    1. sure dear, Thanks...plz leave your review here if u try out the recipe....are u asking abt carom seeds???the local name is "ajwain", this is a very common ingredient available in any indian store !!!

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  18. That looks so tasty and tempting. Your new camera does more justice to your mouthwatering creations. My stomach is growling just by looking at that dish.

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  19. Looks and sounds absolutely delicious. Amazing photos as well! Thank you for sharing.

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  20. Sonali, what an amazing space you have here. Its fish lovers heven :)
    I made this preperation with salmon - the gravy came out yumm and spicy - but, salmon I feel was not the right fish choice ;). I did not have lemons so used vinegar and added a little saunf/fennel seeds when roasting cumin. My house still has the aroma of the masalas.

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  21. wow...sonali, awesome dish....superbly done....

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  22. Very aromatic, spicy and yum recipe...pics make me drool.....

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  23. This is a really yummy dish. Mouthwatering X

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  24. hi..nice, The best blog N*1, Congrat

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  25. So yummy, mouth-watering recipes. I really like those fish recipes. Superb presentation as well. Thumbs up!!!!

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  26. Mmmmm....this is really a delicious..;P
    Tasty Appetite

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  27. Mmmmm....this is really a delicious..;P
    Tasty Appetite

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  28. I still cannot believe there is a blog just for fish dishes. yum yum

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    1. hey dear..thanks for the compliment !!!

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  29. Omg, wat a droolworthy masala fish,thanks for sharing this dish.

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  30. Congrats for moving in your own domain.
    The fish dish looks awesome.

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  31. so yummy!!!!!!!totally mouthwatering...the clicks are great!!!!!!

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  32. Un maravilloso plato tentador y saludable... me encanta su linda realización,abrazos hugs,hugs.

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  33. Looks very tempting... You have a very nice space... I started following you long ago itself!!

    Very nice blog only for fishes...Really awesome!! Thanks for visiting my blog..

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    1. hey divya...thnx for visiting my space....sure....I'm going to add my recipes in ur best recipes collection !!!

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  34. I haven't eaten Spanish Mackerel fish. But fish curry looks so spicy and yummy also.

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  35. I feel like a lil' kid in a toy shop while going thru ur site.. I absolutely LOVE fish!! I think I'll have to book mark several recipes now..

    I've just posted an authentic Mangalorean one, do take a look here http://renuka-pinchofsalt.blogspot.in/2012/05/native-flavours.html

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    1. Thanks for your nice compliments...will definitely check out your post ...

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  36. I love fish, my hubby not so much. I am trying hard to incorporate one fish dinner a week, you site is such going to make that happen!

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    1. Thanks dear :-)plz do visit again :-)

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  37. How yummy this dish. Excellent recipe. Have a nice day X

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  38. Thats definitely interesting. The fish looks spicy and really really delicious!

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  39. I love seafood any time and this sounds so spicy with all the masala. Mouthwatering .. seriously!!

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    1. sure dear, Thanks..glad u liked it !!!!1

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  40. You have such a talent when it comes to bringing some great flavor to seafood and this particular recipe is no different. The Spanish mackerel does look delicious. If I was there I would definitely be impatiently standing there at the step where you slide the pieces into the sauce.. ready to eat. Another delicious post Sonali, keep them coming!

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  41. This looks very flavor and delicious! Love the photo!

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  42. Bookmarking this right away.. My sunny boy loves fish. He will love it very much. Is there a way to cook fish without making the whole house fishy? I hate to clean up the house after cooking fish :(

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    1. ha ha...good question...my hubby too used to complain a lot....I keep my windows open while I cook fish, keep my bedroom door locked so that my wardrobe doesn't smell fishy !!!

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  43. This looks absolutely mouthwatering!!Love this preparation of yours.Spicy and dry, its truly a must try :)Thanks for sharing :)

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  44. wow... mouth watering recipe... looks stunning...

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  45. droolworthy fish !! I am loving your shots with new camera.
    Joining u again through GFC, hope it gives me ur update.
    have a nice weekend

    Deepa
    Hamaree Rasoi

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  46. It looks so delicious! Can I use some other fish for this recipe?

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    1. I'm so glad u liked my recipe...yes you can use pomfret instead of mackerel!!!

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  47. Gorgeous photos, Sonali! The mackerel looks so meaty...maybe I could get my hubby to try it :)

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  48. This looks enticingly delicious...mouthwatering photos!

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  49. Totally delicious,feel like having some.

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  51. excellent dish, please may I come for lunch at yours one day? You are a very good cook.

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    1. hey sure....you are always welcome in my house !!!

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  52. This fish is so mouthwatering!, love the preparation and presentation

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