Fish wrapped in Banana Leaf with delicious Chutney: Parsi Patra ni Maachi

While vacationing in Dahanu a couple of years back, and driving back to Gujarat from the Maharashtra state. I saw fisher women selling promfrets, pronounced locally as pamplets on the roadside. Dahanu is a coastal town and a municipal council in Palghar district in the state of Maharashtra, India. It is located 110 km from Mumbai…

Chutney and Salmon with a new twist

Ingredients 6 – 8 Salmon Fillets 2 tsp Red Chilli powder 2 tsp turmeric 1 tsp Salt Olive Oil as needed Baking Dish Prepared Creamy Coconut Chutney Method – Assemble the Baked Salmon Dish: Spread Olive oil in a baking dish. Mix turmeric, red pepper and salt over 4 salmon fillets. Spread a thick layer of…

Fried Pomfret (from cookbook)

Fried Promfret Serves – 4 Preparation time – 10 minutes; Marination time – 45 minutesIngredients: Silver pomfrets – 1/2 kg, cleaned and drained well, make small slant cuts over the skin (you may want to use any other fish of your choice that is available) Turmeric powder – 1/8 teaspoon Red chilli powder – 3…

Health Benefits of Dry or Fresh Boomla, Bombil

  Recipe for the Bombay Duck Pickle (Dried Salty Fish  Pickle) The Parsi community loves Seafood and this Bombay duck patio preparation shows their desire to eat fish in all seasons. The native Fish called Boomla (or Bombay Ducks) is abundant in the rainy season in Tarapore, Mumbai and other places. The villagers dry and salt…

White Pomfret, Silver Pomfret, Pompano, Palmburo Fish – whats the difference?

I have tasted the White Pomfret in India, great flavor and the taste of the ocean within. Wonderful in Curry or Fried with indian masala. Very difficult to find in USA. Silver Pomfret is found in USA Asian Stores. It is a good substitute for the above White Pomfret. Black Pomfret (Halva) is to be…

Taraporee Prawn Patio: Nergis’s 100-year-old prawn recipe

   by Ajoy Joshi Mrs Nergis in Bangalore at home! Don’t understand the title? Well then, keep reading . . . all will be explained! No kidding, friends, this is a once-in-a-lifetime chance to hear a 90-year-old chef from Bangalore talk about this yummy prawn dish, and I mean literally ‘talk’!! But before we do the…

LEVTA (Mudfish) WITH KHICHDI

by Jenifer Petigara Mistry Growing up in Surat and that too the old part of the city, at 10-12 years of age Makar-Sankranti was a day full of loud music blaring from the rooftops, “Kaipo Chhe” or “Kaipoch” or”aye peli peeli gayi ” or “Laali ni pi” sounds. In the narrow streets, there would be…

Silver Pomfret Fry

  Pampus argenteus/ silver or white pomfret is a species of butterfish that lives in coastal waters off the Middle East, South Asia, and Southeast Asia. This fish is prized in the Indo-Asia-Pacific region; has subtle flavour and has high Omega 3 and Vitamin content, its flesh is soft and buttery when cooked. Quantity of small pomfret fish – 8 (Butter-fish can be…