Saturday, January 8, 2011

Mock Fish Curry

This is a meatless delight for vegetarians / vegans craving for chewy and meaty texture dishes. Similar to mock fish there are other vegetarian mock items such as chicken, lamb, duck, beef, drumstick, prawns etc.,  Mock meat dishes can be tried at Chinese Vegetarian Restaurants and in Singapore and Malaysia certain Indian restaurants serve them cooked in Indian style. Mock meat can be bought in Chinese super markets.

Serves 4-5

To marinate
500g Mock fish cut into 3” size slices
2 tbsp dark soy sauce
2 tbsp tomato puree
2 tbsp plain yoghurt

To make curry
1 onion diced
1 tbsp minced garlic and ginger
Few curry leaves
2 tbsp curry powder
1 tbsp chili powder
1 tsp fenugreek seeds
1 tsp mustard seeds
1 tsp fennel seeds
2 tbsp tomato puree
100ml yoghurt
100 ml milk
1 tbsp tamarind paste
300ml water
100ml vegetable oil
Salt to taste
Coriander leaves for garnishing


Mix soy sauce, tomato puree and yoghurt to make a paste. Add mock fish pieces and marinate for 30 minutes.

In large pan heat oil, add mock fish in batches, deep fry till skin is golden brown. Drain with slotted spoon, and leave them to dry in kitchen towels.

To make curry, heat remaining oil in a pan, add onion, garlic ginger, curry leaves, mustard, fenugreek and fennel seeds sauté for a minute.

Add yoghurt, tamarind paste, tomato puree, curry powder, chili powder. Stir for 2 minutes till it forms a thick paste. Add milk, water and salt to taste. Close the lid let it boil for few minutes.

When gravy starts simmering, add fried mock fish, mix well.

Garnish with fresh coriander leaves. Serve with rice /bread /roti /chapathi.

Curry Powder on Foodista
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