Til Diya Maas (Fish Curry in Sesame Paste)


  • 3 pieces of kawoi fish (climbing perch)
  • 2 tbsp black sesame seeds
  • 1 medium onion, sliced
  • 2 green chillies
  • 1 tsp ginger garlic paste
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper powder
  • Salt to taste
  • 1/4 tsp turmeric powder
  • 2 tbsp mustard oil

Method –

  1. In a pan, dry roast the sesame seeds for 2-3 minutes
  2. Grind the sesame seeds with 1 chilli, onion and 2 tbsp water and make a fine paste. Set aside
  3. Marinate the fish with salt and turmeric powder and set aside
  4. Heat oil in a pan
  5. Fry the fish lightly and set aside
  6. In the same oil, add ginger garlic paste and 1 slit chilli
  7. Sauté till the raw smell goes away
  8. Add the sesame paste
  9. Sauté till oil leaves the sides
  10. Add 1.5 cups of warm water and salt to taste
  11. Let it come to a boil
  12. Add the fish, lower the heat and cook covered for 7-8 minutes
  13. Sprinkle black pepper powder and serve hot

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