Saturday, December 24, 2011

Threadfin (Nga-pon-nar ငါးပုဏၰား) cooked with lady’s finger

Mother’s homemade gravy recipe

Add cooking oil in the cooking pot and heat over a high heat. Add turmeric powder and ginger paste. Give it a quick stir.

Add mixture of red onions and garlic paste. Stir well.

Once it starts to boil, add the chili powder and stir. Sprinkle salt and stir well. Let it cook for about 7-10 minutes over a medium heat. The gravy requires frequent stirring to ensure that it does not stick to the cooking pot.

My mother used only a small portion of this homemade gravy to cook for fish curry. She said the rest of it can be put aside for others gravy require dishes.  

Ways to prepare fish for cooking
1. Scrape away the scales, remove the guts and wash the fish thoroughly.

2. Cut each fish into 4 or 5 pieces depending on the size of the fish or your  
    desired size.

3. Using a sharp knife, make 4-5 slits on each piece so that fish
    pieces will be thoroughly marinated.

4. In a big bowl, marinate fish pieces with salt, turmeric powder and mono
    sodium glutamate (MSG) for about 10 minutes.

Recipe for Threadfin (Nga-pon-nar  ငါးပုဏၰား) cooked with lady’s finger
Transfer small amount of gravy to the heated cooking pot. Add small amount of water and stir.

Add the marinated fish pieces and stir gently. Cover with the lid and let it cook for about 10-15 minutes over a low heat.

Spread the lady’s finger, pour tamarind juice and add Chinese parsley on top of the fish pieces. Cover with the lid and let it cook for about 8-10 minutes on low heat.

That’s my may-may's (mother) recipe!


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