Pabda Malaikari (Pabda Fish in Coconut Milk)

Basically Malaikary is famous recipe with prawns only. But I tried the same recipe with Pabda fish also.I call it Pabda Malaikary.Pabda fish tastes really nice.

Preparation Time:20 min

5 piece pabda fish of medium size(You have to very carefull while purchasing them regarding the freshness of the fish)
1 tsp Ginger paste
1 tsp Cumin powder
1 tsp corriander powder
2 Green Chillies finely chopped
1&1/2 cup Coconut Milk(You can purchase it from shop also or make yourself at home)
2 big onions chopped
1 TejPata or Bay Leaves
3-4 Elaichi or Cardamom
2-3 stickes of Darchini or Cinnamon
1/2 tsp Turmeric Powder
Salt to taste
Little Sugar

Wash the fish properly and merinate them with turmeric powder and salt & tsp lemon juice and keep them aside.

Now in a pan heat mustard oil.Add the fish one by one.Keep the flame medium and fry the fish.We need to very carefull while handling the fish in the pan,as this fish is very soft in nature.So chances of breaking is there.

Gently change the side of each fish and keep frying.Fry them properly but not in access.Now keep the fried fishes aside.

Again heat the pan with little oil(3-4 tbsp).Add bay leaf and other raw masalas.Let them fry and wait till you feel the aroma.Now add the chopped onions and fry for next few min. As the onions get brown, add salt, Ginger paste, Cumin, corriander & Turmeric  powder. Stir it for a min & add the Coconut Milk. If required add a pinch of sugar. Cook for 7-8 min & in between stir it gently 1 or 2 times. Your Pabda Malaikari is ready. Now add 1/2 tsp ghee & serve with hot rice.