Bounties from the Arabian Sea From the shores of the Arabian Sea come light, flavorful recipes bursting with Omega-3 oils and other elixirs of health and beauty. Date: Friday, Jan 07, 2011 Location: Saratoga, CA
Menu - Amritsari Fish This popular street food in Amritsar (and elsewhere in The Punjabs) is made by dipping fish fillets in a spicy gram-flour batter and frying to golden crispness. Each steaming bite into a crackling shell finds lemon-moistened fish speckled with ajwain.
- Machli Saalan Mughlai style (Mughlai Fish Curry) Tender morsels of fish in a rich broth of caramelized onions and traditional South Asian spices. Drench some basmati rice with it and let the intoxication begin. - Fish Shami Kababs (“Desi” Fish-cakes) These fish-cakes are made from a fish, lentil, and herb mix, formed into patties, and pan fried. They are equally at home in a school lunchbox, a weekend soiree, a quick mid-week dinner, or a coastal picnic.
- Baked “Masala Fries” -Potato wedges drizzled with olive oil, sprinkled with a spice mix, and baked till done. Never happier than when teamed up with Fish Shami Kababs.
- Anardana Mint Chutney (Mint chutney with Pomegranate seeds) Pulverize mint, pomegranate seeds, and lemon juice together with a few condiments, and you have the perfect dip for Amritsari Fish or Desi Fish-cakes.
- Besan Tukray (Sweet Gram Flour Squares) Whether the Devil wears Prada or Bata, this is certainly the devil’s own dessert. Resistance, dear angel, is futile.