Friday, June 22, 2012

Microwave: Easy Makhani Fish Curry


microwave fish curry
My second microwave recipe, a simple and delectable Makhani Fish curry dish that can be prepared  in minutes with the readily available ingredients in your kitchen. This makhani fish curry  is prepared in microwave  and is best served with  rice /pulao/fried rice, goes well with chapatis and parathas too. I have always prepared this dish on stove top, generally it takes around 20 minutes for the entire cooking process, but in microwave I could  complete just in 11 minutes. Generally fresh cream is used to prepare this dish; for a change I tried with milk this time,  I'm so glad it came out really well, could also avoid those extra calories of cream :-) If you are new to cooking fish in microwave, I have provided pictorial steps you might find helpful :-)






Preparation time : 20 minutes
Cooking time : 11 to 12 minutes
Serves : 4






Ingredients :
  • 1 lbs. of Tilapia, cut into 1" cubes
  • 1/2 cup of yellow onion, chopped
  • 3/4 cup of tomato, chopped and pureed
  • 3 cloves of garlic
  • 1" piece of ginger
  • 1 tsp cumin seeds, roasted
  • 1 tsp red crushed pepper
  • 1 tsp garam masala powder
  • 1/2 tsp dried fenugreek leaves/kasoori methi
  • 1 large tbsp of yogurt
  • 1 n 1/2 tbsp of tomato ketchup
  • 1/2 cup of milk
  • a bunch of coriander leaves, chopped
  • Salt, to taste
  • 2 tbsp of butter
                         
fish makhani
                         

Directions :
  • Wash the fish thoroughly, cut into 1 " cubes. Keep aside.
  • Dry roast the cumin seeds, grind along with  ginger and garlic together to make a coarse paste.
preparing fish curry
  • In a microwave oven safe dish, add 2 tbsp of butter, heat for 30 seconds on 100% power.
  • Next add the ginger garlic and cumin seeds paste, cook for 2 minutes on 100% power, make sure to stir in between .
preparing fish makhani 

  • Next add the chopped onions and cook for another 2 minutes on 100% power, you need to stir the onions in between after a minute or so.
preparing fish curry in microwave 

  • Once the onion turns translucent, add the pureed tomato, tomato ketchup, dried fenugreek leaves, crushed red pepper, mix well, cook for 3 minutes on 100% power, make sure to stir in between.
preparing makhani fish 

  • Next, add yogurt , fish pieces and salt, as required, mix the fish pieces well with the rest of spices, cook for another 2 minutes on 100% power.
  • Add milk and gently stir the fish pieces in the gravy, check for salt and let cook for another minute on 100% power.Be very gentle while stirring, as the fish is more than half cooked now and tends to break.
  • Lastly, sprinkle garam masala on top, add the chopped coriander leaves, let sit in the heat inside the microwave for some time.
  • Serve hot with rice/pulao/fried rice, goes well with chapatis and parathas too.
TIP: To reduce the fishy smell inside the microwave after cooking, make sure to cover and cook while cooking fish, also keep the microwave oven door open for some time after cooking. This too helps to reduce the fishy smell inside microwave.

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93 comments:

  1. simple and very delicious curry.. so inviting:)
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  2. super quick & delicious fish curry,never attempted in microwave..handy one on a busy day,Sonali!!

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  3. Yet another delicious Post. I might just bring the microwave out of the basement :)

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  4. superb n yummy fish curry.....Loved the MW version.....

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  5. very nice!imagine a makhani ready in 11 mins....superb!the fish is looking real good.

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  6. Microwave fish curry looks delicious. I use microwave for only heating not cooking anything.

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  7. Amazing microwave makhani...i can slurp the curry too :)

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  8. wow, i cant believe you can do this in the microwave! sounds delicious!

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    1. yes, not only it cooks faster in microwave, tastes equally great !!!!!will never make out if it is cooked on stove top or microwave !!!!!

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  9. I used to wonder, how come u are getting these many fish recipes.lot to learn from ur blog.amazing .love it.

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  10. Never thought fish could be cooked in Microwave. Looks absolutely gorgeous & delicious dear

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  11. Love this recipe i wanna try soon!!

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  12. Shalini, you are a genius!! Do you know, I was not looking forward to cooking tonight, as I was feeling a little blue. This recipe now has me all puffed up. Aaajke hi banabo:D

    THANK you for sharing this.

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  13. Looks delicious, can't believe a microwave can produce such yummy looking dish, clever!

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  14. Sonali,Makhani fish curry looks really delicious.Thanks for sharing.

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  15. Thanks for sharing this one Sonali..Sometimes we all need such quick-fixes.

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  16. Thanks for sharing this one Sonali..Sometimes we all need such quick-fixes.

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  17. Woww!! That's fabulous.. Looking divine..

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  18. Thats a very yummy microwave recipe dear.. Looks so inviting...

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  19. It's really nice to see microwave recipes as not many post them. I've not tried putting curry into the microwave. Great tip!

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  20. Another delicious dish ! Simple and easy prep as well ! Sadly our microwaves broken ! :P

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  21. slurp, fantastic fish curry, you can also send to MICROWAVE cooking event am hosting for.

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  22. Microwave recipe? Innovative and it looks great.

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  23. Happy to follow you....tempting recipes....thank you for dropping in my space and following....

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  24. That looks absolutely wonderful, easy & quick recipe. I love it :)

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  25. wow that made makhani so easy...gr8 dear

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  26. This sounds like a delicious and easy dish.Thanks for the step by step pictorial.

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  27. I love curries and this one looks really delicious! Thanks for sharing the recipe!

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  29. This looks so perfect for today, it's gone cool again despite being summer! I know I haven't left a comment in a while, it's been a crazy month, I'm getting back to visiting everyone now, but I am always looking for inspiration from your blog as we love fish!

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  30. another tasty dish..simple and luscious curry.

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  31. This dish looks very inviting. Love all the ingredients there. I need 2 bowls of rice :D

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  32. Excelente receta linda versión y buena idea en microondas,felicitaciones,abrazos hugs,hugs.

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  33. Yummy, this is a great dish. Who would of thought it was from the microwave!!

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  34. Just mouthwatering...would love to have some!

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  35. You can microwave fish!!?? I had no idea :) This is super yummy fish, bookmarked!

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  36. This dish looks very simple and quick to make, so I just might have a go. I love the pictures you used to show us what it should look like at various stages.

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  37. Hi Sonali ,

    Looks delicious,

    can't believe a microwave can produce

    such yummy looking dish,

    clever!

    Keep on Sanoli:))))

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  38. I always use my microwave for heating...thanks for the detailed steps.... the fish looks awesome....:-)

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  39. seriously mouthwatering curry..

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  42. delicious makhani...perfect with rice !

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  43. Bah ! fish in microwave !! fast to cook and good to eat. Makhani ta darun hoyeche dekhte Sonali

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  45. Yummy recipe. Thanks for sharing Sonali...

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  46. I love this recipe made this way. I like to utilize the microwave as much as possible. Thanks for this post.

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  49. hi sonali, looks like i will learn make fish curry usimg microwave, from you..
    never tried before

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  52. This recipe looks really easy to do and love the pictures that gives you guidance as well. I think I can try this one.

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  54. Yum yum...the picture is so inviting! I have never made fish in the microwave! Loved this!!

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  55. wow...i have never even tried fish in a microwave...looks delicious!!

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  56. Your fish dishes are mouth watering. Cooking fish in microwave is something interesting for me.

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  57. I've never tried microwaving fish. Interesting!

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  58. lovely fish dish again...
    I too have problem with the fishy smell, liked your tips...

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  63. Looks good. Does it cook well? Never done fish in Microwave.
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    hmm yummy looking dish. i always love fish curry, but i use coconut milk.. must try your style also next time, have a nice day

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