Seer Fish/Surmai Kujit- East Indian#FishFriday

Fish Kujit is a traditional fish stew. This East Indian Fish Curry has a slight tangy taste from the use of vinegar with the freshly ground green masala and the goodness of fresh coconut milk. It's delicious stew.

I have made this with seer fish you can use any white fish. I remember as kid, this was my comfort food and would enjoy this with hot Hand breads(Apas), you can also enjoy this with any crusty bread or steamed rice.
500 Grams Surmai Fish fillets
1 Medium Onion - thinly sliced
6 Green Chillies - slit
1" Piece Ginger - cut into juliennes
6 Cloves Garlic - cut into juliennes
1 Small Tomato - chopped
Vinegar to taste
2 - 3 Tablespoons Oil
Salt to taste
½ Freshly Grated Coconut - remove milk (first & second extract)-keep separately
Grind To Paste
6 Cloves Garlic
½" Piece Ginger
1 Teaspoon Cumin powder
1½ Teaspoon Coriander powder
½ Teaspoon Turmeric powder
10 Black Peppercorns
2 Tablespoons Coriander leaves
2 Green Chillies
2 Tablespoon Grated Coconut

Grind the given ingredients to a fine paste using the second extract of the coconut milk if required (do not use water). Keep this aside.

Heat oil in a pot or mud vessel/treezal, fry the ginger, garlic, green chillies, onion and tomato, sauté till the onion is translucent ( I removed a little of this for garnishing). Now add the ground masala , wash the mixer jar with little water and fry till oil surfaces. Add the first extract coconut milk and salt to taste, give it a good mix , slowly slide in the pieces of seer fish and give it a light mix so that fish is submerged in the gravy. Let this come to boil on medium low flame. Cover and let it simmer for 2 minutes or till the fish is cooked. Switch off the flame add the vinegar, taste for sourness if needed add according to your taste.
Garnish with the sautéed onion, green chillies, ginger garlic and tomato. 
Serve hot with steamed rice or Hand Breads(Apas)
Labels: Fish Stew, Fish Friday, East Indian, Main course, Seafood/Fish
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Sneha's Recipe
Sneha's Recipe

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