L's best fish recipe that is healthy and great to taste!
What you need:
300 gms Rohu, or any other big fish
Dried mushrooms, a handful of papal-go*
2 tbsp fresh or fermented bamboo shoots
Local herbs, a handful of mongche**
1 dried raja mirchi, or red chilly powder
2 cloves of garlic crushed
1/2 inch ginger, crushed or sliced
1/2 tsp turmeric powder
salt to taste
300 ml water
*this is a mushroom available in Manipur, but I think all kinds of mushrooms would be nice here
**back in the city here, I would use fresh mustard leaves and coriander instead of mongche
Clean the pieces of fish with water.
In a pot, bring water to a boil. Add all ingredients, and let the fish simmer away for about 15 minutes. I covered the pot with a lid and stirred it gently every now and then; if it looked like too much of the liquid had evaporated, I just added some more water.
When ready, the fish will be white and ready to flake. Turn off the heat.
We had this fish curry with boiled rice and a pickle on one of those lovely Friday evenings sitting in front of the television watching nothing in particular. The really great thing about this dish was that it took me almost no time to prepare, and yet it tasted fabulous!