Grind together the red chillies, coriander,
peppercorns, ginger, cumin, saffron, 3/4 cups onion, tamarind and the
6 cloves of garlic.
Heat the oil and add onions. Stir-fry till
brown. Add ground masala and stir-fry till fat separates.
Add the chopped tomato, green chillies and
garlic and stir-fry till fat separates.
Add sugar and coriander leaves and remove from
When cool enough to handle, smear masala on to
the fish to cover the fish with it.
Place the fish in the same pan.
Place the pan over live coals, cover with a lid
and place live coals on the top of the lid too.
Leave thus for 15- 20 minutes or till cooked
Please note this is a side dish so minimize the
water added, as it has to be kept semi dry.