Rohu Fish Curry North Indian Recipe is rich in flavor yet light in texture. It is a healthy dish for any day as it has low calories, protein, and carbohydrates.
It is also a dish that does not take hours to prepare yet tastes so good once served at the table.
This article serves as an introduction to this North Indian Fish Curry recipe which can be made by anyone who wants to try it out.
This includes those who like fish curries or not but want something different from their regular dishes.
The recipe has been tested by many who like to try out new things from their traditional recipes, and it seems to be a hit.
How To Make Rohu Fish Curry North Indian Recipe?
Preparation Time: 10 minutes
Cooking Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes
- 500 gms rohu fish
- ½ tsp turmeric powder
- 1 tsp salt
For the gravy:
- ¼ cup mustard oil (4 tbsp)
- ½ tsp cumin/jeera seeds
- 1 bay leaf
- 2 dry red chilies broken
- 2 medium onions chopped
- 2 tsp ginger garlic paste
- 2 medium tomatoes chopped
- Green chilly slits per taste (optional)
- ½ tsp turmeric powder
- 1 tsp red chilly powder
- ½ tsp cumin/jeera powder
- 1 tsp coriander powder
- Salt to taste
- ½ tsp garam masala powder (optional)
- 1 cup warm water or as required
- Few coriander leaves chopped
- Juice of half lemon
1. Heat oil in a large frypan and add cumin, bay leaf, dry red chilies and sauté for 2 minutes.
2. Add ginger garlic paste, onion, and fry until the onions soften.
3. Add tomato, green chilies, and fry until they begin to break down so that they can be mashed well into the gravy.
4. Now add turmeric powder and chilly red paste to this mixture and mix well so that it begins to release its flavors into the mixture.
5. Add coriander powder, cumin powder, garam masala, and salt to this mixture and mix well so that all the flavors blend well into the gravy.
6. Add warm water to this mixture and bring it to a boil. Lower the heat and then add rohu fish fillets (cut into medallions).
7. Stir gently so that the fish doesn’t break apart from the sauce.
8. Once the water in the pan comes to a boil again, cover the pan using a lid and let it cook for 7-8 minutes or until the fish is tender and the gravy reaches the desired thickness.
9. Now, add lemon juice to this mixture and stir well.
10. Remove from heat and serve hot with Naan or any bread.
1. If you are in a hurry, use a microwave for cooking the fish fillets instead of cooking them on an open flame.
2. You can add more spices and salt to taste depending on your personal preference. Use asafoetida if you want to omit onions and garlic from this recipe.
3. You can add vegetables like potatoes, carrots, cauliflower, beans, or peas while making the gravy.
4. For that delicious gravy in the picture, I added 1 cup of water to the mixture, sautéed all the veggies, and after adding the turmeric powder and chilly red powder, I let it boil for 3 minutes.
5. You can also garnish with coriander leaves for that authentic North Indian taste you are craving.
6. You can also use frozen rohu fillets and cook on low heat to get a nice thick sauce out of it!
Nutrition Facts of Rohu Fish Curry North Indian Recipe
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1. You can add more spices and salt to taste depending on your preference.
2. You can use frozen rohu fillets if you want it to be a quicker recipe or cook the fish in a microwave if you are in a hurry.
3. You can garnish with coriander leaves for that authentic North Indian taste you are craving!
4. You can use fresh raw rohu fish as it is easier to cut into medallions and tastes better, but frozen will do just fine!
5. You can add any vegetables of your choice like potato, carrots, cauliflower, beans, or peas while making the gravy
6. You can also use fresh raw rohu fish as it is easier to cut into medallions and tastes better, but frozen will do just fine.
Health Benefits of Rohu Fish Curry North Indian Recipe
1. Rohu fish is an excellent source of lean protein; a 100 g serving contains approximately 33.3 g of protein.
2. Rohu fish also contain healthy fats and high omega-3 content, which helps in lowering bad cholesterol and prevents cardiovascular diseases.
3. They are good for kidney function as they contain high magnesium, potassium, and phosphorus; all three minerals are very important for kidneys and many other body processes.
4. Rohu fish is an excellent vitamin B12; this vitamin helps form red blood cells, aids in nervous system function, and is great for maintaining proper brain function.
5. This fish is also a good source of minerals like zinc, copper, selenium, and potassium, which are very important for the proper growth and development of the body organs.
Is It Good For Everybody?
Yes, provided that you are not allergic to fish. It is a very healthy and nutritious fish that does not contain any poisonous elements like mercury and PCBs.
So, if you are planning to include it in your diet, go ahead as it is a very good source of protein and nutrients. It also tastes great!
Which Festival Is It Suitable For?
I think it’s suitable for most festivals as it is quite easy to make and delicious too!
It’s suitable for many festivals like Christmas, Easter, Thanksgiving, Valentine’s Day, New Year’s Eve, etc. It is also very popular at family parties and get-togethers if you are entertaining guests at home.
Rohu fish is healthy and makes your body fit because of its exceptionally high protein content, so I suggest you prepare this dish for every special occasion.
Rohu Fish Curry North Indian Recipe is very delicious and healthy! It’s easy to make, healthy and tasteful too.
If you are looking for a recipe with lots of flavor in your North Indian cuisine, this is an excellent one! I would highly recommend it to all the people who want to enjoy a healthy and tasty meal at home. 🙂
I hope you enjoyed this recipe as much as I did! Drop your thoughts in the comments section below.