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Nov 16 2009

Hara Imli Ka Macchi(Fish with Green Tamarind)

Published by under Authentic,Seafood


My Paternal grandma is such a great cook who always makes all hot and spicy food specially in winter months and during rainy days.

Although my mom is a good cook, we always look forward to eat spicy food from my Grandma especially my dad loves her hot and spicy Hara Emli ka Machhi(Green tamarind with Fish).

Hara Machhi


  • Fish – 1 lb
  • Tomato – 1 large – Cut into small pieces
  • Onion – 1 medium – Cut into small pieces
  • Green Chillies – 8 – Cut into small pieces
  • Green Tamarind Paste – 5 Table Spoons
  • Ginger garlic Paste – 2 Table Spoons
  • Turmeric Powder – 1/4 Tea Spoon
  • Fish Masala Powder – 1/4 Tea Spoon
    •  Methi – 10
    • Curry Leaves – 20
    • Coriander- 1 Table Spoon
    • Cumin – 1 Table Spoon
    • Dry roast the above 4  and store in a air tight bottle.
  • Chilly Powder – 1.5 Table Spoon
  • Salt to taste
  • Oil
  • Coriander leaves


  1. Take a Skillet and pour oil. Let it bring to a heat and put the green chillies & onion and fry until they look translucent and then put the ginger garlic paste.
  2. Let it saute until the raw smell goes off.
  3. Now lower the heat a bit and put turmeric, chilly powder, fish masala powder and salt and saute.
  4. Put the tomato pieces and green tamarind paste mix and pour 1 cup of water and add  Fish pieces gently. Let it cook on medium heat until all the water is evaporated.
  5. You need to let the curry to burn a little bit(means let the bottom Masala on the skillet become little brown)
  6. Put the Cilantro.

Tip: Don’t grind the tamarind to a paste. Grind it coarsely. You should have a texture when you put this in Curry.

Serve it with hot white rice.

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