Fish Jalfrezie

Fish Jalfrezie

Ingredients (Serves 4)

1. Fish – 350gm, cut into small pieces (I used wild salmon)

Turmeric powder – 1/4 tsp

Salt – As required

2. Oil – 2.5 tbsp

3. Onion – 1/2 cup, finely chopped

Ginger – 1 tsp, minced

Garlic – 1 tsp, minced

Green chilly – 1, diagonally sliced (optional)

4. Tomato (medium sour) – 2, pureed

5. Turmeric powder – 1/4 tsp

Kashmiri chilly powder – 1 tsp

Coriander powder – 1.5 tsp

Garam masala powder – 1/2 tsp + 1/4 tsp

6. Tomato ketchup – 1 tsp (optional)

7. Sugar – 1 pinch or to taste (Use only if required)

8. Green and red bell pepper – 1/3 cup each, sliced

Onion – 1/3 cup, sliced thickly

Tomato, firm – 1 small, seeded and sliced

9. Salt – To taste

10. Pepper powder – 1 pinch

11. Cilantro – 2 – 3 tbsp, chopped


1. Marinate fish pieces with turmeric powder and salt for at least 15 minutes.

Heat 2.5 tbsp oil in  a pan. Shallow fry the fish pieces on both sides until 3/4 th done (no need to brown them).


2. In the remaining oil, add finely chopped onion, ginger, garlic, green chilly and a pinch of salt. Saute until onion turns golden. Add tomato puree, tomato ketchup and a tiny pinch of sugar. Mix well. Cover and cook until oil starts separating, stirring in between. It takes about 6 – 8 minutes. Add the spice powders and cook for a minute or two at low heat until their raw smell disappears. Add 1/3 cup water and bring to a boil. Taste-check for salt.


3. Add fish pieces. Mix gently. Cover and cook for 3 – 4 minutes at medium-low heat. Add green bell pepper, red bell pepper, onion and tomato slices. Mix carefully. Cover and cook for 4 minutes. Open the lid and mix gently. Sprinkle chopped cilantro. Serve with rice / naan.


Fish Jalfrezie

Fish Jalfrezie

Maya Akhil

Wife, Mother, Blogger and above all, an ardent lover of good food. I cook, serve, and eat with almost the same passion. The divine aroma that fills the kitchen when I cook or bake is simply what keeps me going!

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