Fish Bacalhau Recipe

The fish balchao is a peppy fish recipe prepared with kashmiri chilies and garam masala. Cooked with a spice medley of added garlic and masala paste, the fish balchao is fried to finish and can be served aside rice.


Health IndexAverageCuisine
CourseMain Ingredient
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 Fish fillets/Steaks6
 Balchao paste2 Tablespoon
 Water1 Cup (16 tbs)
 Salt To Taste
 Masala paste1 Tablespoon
 Dry kashmiri chilies20
 Garlic10 Clove (50 gm)
 Turmeric piece/1/2 teaspoon ground1⁄2 Inch
 Cinnamon1⁄2 Inch
 Coriander seeds1 Teaspoon
 Cumin seeds1⁄4 Teaspoon
 Oil2 Cup (32 tbs) (As Required For Shallow Frying)


Make a thick paste of ground masala mix with vinegar.
Fry the onions in hot oil until brown, add the masala paste and fry for about 5 minutes over a low heat.
Now add the balchao paste and cook further till tender.
Lightly fry the fish in a separate pan and add the entire fried masala into it with a little water if required and cook until the fish is done.



Anonymous says :

Dude... If I had the Balchao paste I wouldn't be here looking for a recipe!!
Posted on: 23 November 2009 - 12:09pm