Paleng Maas (Fish in Spinach Gravy)


  • 5 pieces of fish
  • 1 large tomato
  • 1.5 cups chopped spinach
  • 2 slit green chillies
  • 1” piece of ginger
  • 1/2 tbsp nigella seeds
  • Turmeric powder
  • Salt to taste
  • 3 tbsp mustard oil

Method –

  1. Rub salt and turmeric powder on the fish.
  2. Marinate for 15 minutes
  3. Chop the tomato and spinach
  4. Chop the ginger and then grind in a mortar pestle with nigella seeds and 1/4 tsp salt
  5. Heat mustard oil in a kadhai
  6. Fry the fish and set aside
  7. In the same oil, add the ginger nigella seeds paste
  8. Add the tomatoes and fry till the oil separates
  9. Add the slit chillies
  10. Now, add the spinach and sauté till the water evaporates
  11. Add 2 cups of warm water and let it boil
  12. Reduce the heat and add the fish
  13. Cover with a lid and cook on low heat for 10 minutes

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